Luis Collazo wows hometown crowd with second round knockout over Victor Ortiz; fight night results

Ortiz vs. Collazo - BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 31) - It's a super week in New York City and several of the five boroughs' finest boxing talent showed their super skills Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The action culminated with a surprising second round knockout of former WBC Welterweight World Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KO's) as a result of a right hook thrown by WBA International Welterweight Champion and Brooklyn native Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO's).

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 31) – It’s a super week in New York City and several of the five boroughs’ finest boxing talent showed their super skills Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The action culminated with a surprising second round knockout of former WBC Welterweight World Champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KO’s) as a result of a right hook thrown by WBA International Welterweight Champion and Brooklyn native Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s).

“I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to win,” said Collazo. “I went through hard times and maybe I wasn’t ready before, but I was ready today.

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Is Top Rank moving Mikey Garcia too quick for a fight with Manny Pacquiao?

Manny Pacquiao, Mikey Garcia - Much has been said of late about the plans laid out by Top Rank C.E.O. Bob Arum for Mikey Garcia's in 2014.  All signs point to Yuriorkis Gamboa as the next opponent for Mikey on May 17 according to widely reported stories from Bob Arum and just today 50 cent was on twitter saying it's basically a done deal.

Much has been said of late about the plans laid out by Top Rank C.E.O. Bob Arum for Mikey Garcia’s in 2014. All signs point to Yuriorkis Gamboa as the next opponent for Mikey on May 17 according to widely reported stories from Bob Arum and just today 50 cent was on twitter saying it’s basically a done deal.

With Gamboa’s recognizable name in and around the featherweight and lightweight divisions it makes a lot sense.

It doesn’t hurt that the two fighters have been going toe to toe for a while now on twitter which will only help the hype in the lead up for this much talked about matchup.

Another interesting element is that Gamboa can match Garcia in skill and will certainly have the speed advantage come fight night.

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Collazo Paid his dues, Cashes in at Barclay’s Center

Luis Collazo, Ortiz vs. Collazo, Victor Ortiz - Eighteen months off for Victor Ortiz resulted in just below six minutes in the ring as he was shocked by a right hook from Luis Collazo. Tonight was all about Victor Ortiz who for awhile was being pushed along by Golden Boy Promotions as the next possible star and after a bumpy road this may be the final set back.  Ortiz in the prefight hype claimed he never really left the gym despite having a badly broken jaw and that his physique should show it.  Well Ortiz looked to be in great shape but he came out tight in the first round and was wide with his shots.  He won the first round and was aggressive.  His lead hand work was pretty good as his jab and right hook appeared to be on point.  Luis Collazo fought a relaxed and intelligent fight looking to set up the left hand in the first round.  The second round became interesting as both men traded left hands early in the round.

Eighteen months off for Victor Ortiz resulted in just below six minutes in the ring as he was shocked by a right hook from Luis Collazo. Tonight was all about Victor Ortiz who for awhile was being pushed along by Golden Boy Promotions as the next possible star and after a bumpy road this may be the final set back. Ortiz in the prefight hype claimed he never really left the gym despite having a badly broken jaw and that his physique should show it. Well Ortiz looked to be in great shape but he came out tight in the first round and was wide with his shots. He won the first round and was aggressive. His lead hand work was pretty good as his jab and right hook appeared to be on point. Luis Collazo fought a relaxed and intelligent fight looking to set up the left hand in the first round. The second round became interesting as both men traded left hands early in the round.

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Collazo destroys Ortiz in 2nd round; Russell Jr. stops Tamayo

We may have seen the end of Victor Ortiz’s once promising career tonight with him getting blasted out in just two rounds by non-puncher Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ortiz was literally begging to be knocked out from the 1st round with the way that he was swinging for the fences and leaving himself open for short hooks by Collazo in between his shots.

In the 2nd round, Ortiz’s wild fighting style finally caught up to him when he was tagged by a hard right hook by Collazo while in the process of throwing another one of his own shots. The punch from Collazo snapped Ortiz’s head back, causing him to spin around and bend over facing the audience.

Collazo didn’t waste any time in taking advantage of the helpless Ortiz by landing a left hand that barely connected to his head followed by a light right hook that sent Ortiz down on the canvas on his knees. Ortiz then stayed in that position while the referee counted him out. The official time of the stoppage was 2:59 of the round.

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Golovkin vs. Adama to be telecast in over 100 countries

Monte Carlo (January 31, 2014) The Gennady Golovkin/Osumanu Adama World Middleweight Championship this Saturday, FEBRUARY 1 will be shown in over 100 countries, it was announced today by the promoters of Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza.

Said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, “The interest in this world title defense by Gennady against Osumanu Adama has truly been overwhelming. The event will be shown live during prime-time in Europe, Asia and South Africa which has become very important with Gennady’s status as an international superstar in the sporting world.”

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Danny Garcia to defend title against Mauricio Herrera on March 15th

BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO (Jan. 30, 2014) – After a stellar 2013 that included impressive wins over Zab Judah and Lucas Matthysse, WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will kickoff his 2014 campaign with one of the most important fights of his career as he pays homage to his Puerto Rican heritage on Saturday, March 15, live on SHOWTIME. Garcia will face the crafty contender Mauricio Herrera at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader.

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Video: ESPN Friday Night Fights Weigh-In Results

New York, NY / West Orange, NJ (1/30/14) – All of the fighters for ESPN Friday Night Fights’ special-edition triple-header weighed-in earlier today Friday night’s much anticipated card. The card, on the eve of Super Bowl weekend, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions, and will take place at the Richard J. Codey Arena, in West Orange, NJ.

Headlining the card will be highly regarded light heavyweight contender Blake Caparello (18-0-1, 6KO’s) making his much anticipated U.S. debut when he takes on the always-exciting Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 21KO’s) in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. Junior featherweights Luis Rosa (15-0, 7KO’s) and Jorge Diaz (17-2, 10KO’s) meet in the eight-round co-feature, which is a guaranteed barnburner, and opening up the telecast will be 19-year-old sensation Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (19-0, 11KO’s) in his national T.V. debut when he squares off against Tim Witherspoon Jr. (10-3-1, 2KO’s) in an eight-round welterweight contest.

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Freddie Roach says his former charge Amir Khan can upset Mayweather!

Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Mayweather vs. Khan - The fight has still not been announced as official yet, but most boxing people seem to think superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior WILL do as expected and next fight British star Amir Khan. Boxing fans are waiting patiently for Mayweather’s announcement, and maybe over the Super Bowl weekend, Floyd will put an end to any and all speculation.

The fight has still not been announced as official yet, but most boxing people seem to think superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior WILL do as expected and next fight British star Amir Khan. Boxing fans are waiting patiently for Mayweather’s announcement, and maybe over the Super Bowl weekend, Floyd will put an end to any and all speculation.

But one man has a very good idea of what will transpire in the ring if Mayweather does indeed fight Khan on May 3rd: Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach. Roach was a guest on Sky Sports’ Ringside: Toe to Toe podcast this week and he said he feels his former pupil can cause the shock and upset Mayweather “if he fights the correct fight.”

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