SAN ANTONIO, Texas, August 13 – Boxing’s hit new series, Golden Boy Live!, heads to the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, September 2 to celebrate Labor Day weekend with an exciting night of fistic action featuring a 10-round welterweight bout between former World Champion Luis Collazo and surging 22-year-old prospect Alan Sanchez.The fight will air live on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network and FOX Deportes.
In addition, one of San Antonio’s finest, Raul “The Cobra” Martinez, faces off with the always tough Daniel “Cuate” Quevedo in an eight-round super bantamweight battle.
Collazo vs. Sanchez, 10-round welterweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m. CT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $100, $65 and $20, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase by phone by calling Leigh*Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302.
After returning to the ring in 2012 following a year long layoff, New York native Luis Collazo (33-5, 17 KO’s) has looked in prime form in recent wins over Steven Upsher Chambers and Miguel Callist. Now hoping to get back into the race to regain the welterweight crown he wore from 2005-2006, the 32-year-old southpaw must first get past a hungry Sanchez in the FOX Sports 1 main event on Sept 2.
Rapidly becoming a must-see fighter on the California fight scene, 22-year-old Alan Sanchez (12-2-1, 6 KO’s) will fight in Texas for the first time, riding a seven-fight winning streak that includes a first-round technical knockout win over of Artemio Reyes, avenging a loss from their first encounter in 2010, and scoring recent knockouts over Manuel Leyva and Miguel Angel Munguia. Now he steps up to the big time against Collazo, but the Fairfield, Calif. native is ready for the spotlight.
Seen by most boxing observers as one of the best boxers to not win a title in the current era, San Antonio’s Raul Martinez (29-3, 17 KO’s) has always given a supreme effort in the ring as he battles the best opposition possible, including Nonito Donaire, who handed Martinez his first professional loss in their April 2009 title fight. Now looking to get back to the top and fulfill his promise at 31 years old, Martinez plans on giving his hometown fans a show to remember this September.
A native of Sinaloa, Mexico who now fights out of Los Angeles, 29-year-old Daniel Quevedo (13-13-3, 8 KO’s) has a deceptive record, because when the bell rings, he is as tough as they come. A rugged competitor who has been stopped only once in his eight-year career, Quevedo’s battles with the likes of former World Champions Leo Santa Cruz and Eric Morel have prepared him for anything Martinez has for him on fight night.