|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Born||April 22, 1981|
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||20|
Collazo won the WBA Welterweight title on April 2, 2005 with a 12-round split decision victory over defending champion Jose Antonio Rivera. However, the WBA had elevated Cory Spinks to "Undisputed Champion" status before he had lost his titles to Zab Judah, so Collazo was not yet the definitive champion of that organization. On January 7, 2006, Judah lost a 12-round decision to Carlos Baldomir in New York. Baldomir had chosen to pay the sanctioning fee of the WBC only; as a result Judah's WBA undisputed title was vacated. With Judah's loss, Collazo then attained recognition as the WBA's sole welterweight champion. On May 13, 2006, he lost the title to Ricky Hatton in a very tight and controversial affair which went the distance.
On February 10, 2007 he lost a 12-round unanimous decision versus Sugar Shane Mosley in which he injured his hand early in the fight and continued on till the end. After working back from the injury through rehab and aggressive training, by long-time trainer Nirmal Lorick, Luis fought on the Roy Jones Jr vs. Félix Trinidad card, January 19, 2008 at Madison Square Gardens. He won a one-sided victory against Edvan Dos Santos Barros (9-5-1, 7 KOs), winning 100-90 on 2 judges' scorecards and 99-91 on the other.
On September 28, 2008 on the Mosley vs. Mayorga undercard, Collazo stopped Russell Jordan (now 15-6) in the eighth and final round of their bout.
On January 17, 2009, Collazo fought the undefeated Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight. Collazo lost a very close fight and a controversial unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Collazo appeared to be ahead most of the fight. The scores were 113-114, 113-114 and the third judge Bill Clancy scored the bout 111-116 which was found by some to be controversial.
On January 30, 2014, Collazo defeated Victor Ortiz in the first match up for Ortiz since his jaw was broken. Collazo landed a right hook to Ortiz in the last second of the second round which ended the match after the 10 count.
Luis Collazo also faced Amir Khan in 2014, Khan dominated all rounds and scored three knockdowns during the fight.
Collazo vs. VargasEdit
On March 17, 2019, Collazo, ranked #10 by the WBO at welterweight, fought WBA's #10 Samuel Vargas. After a slow start, Collazo found his rhythm and outboxed Vargas enough to earn a split-decision victory, 98-92, 96-94 and 94-96.
Collazo vs. AbdukakhorovEdit
In his next fight, Collazo fought Abdukakhorov, who was ranked #1 by the IBF, #5 by the WBC and #11 by the WBO at welterweight. The fight was competitive in the first half, but the younger, fresher Abdukakhorov prevailed in the second part of the fight. At 2:03 in the tenth round, Collazo was cut badly after a clash of heads and was not able to continue the fight. Abdukakhorov was awarded a technical decision victory.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|48 fights||39 wins||8 losses|
|48||NC||39–8 (1)||Eimantas Stanionis||NC||4 (10), 2:44||Aug 7, 2021||Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.||NC after accidental head clash|
|47||Loss||39–8||Kudratillo Abdukakhorov||TD||10 (10), 2:03||Oct 18, 2019||Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Unanimous TD after Collazo cut from accidental head clash|
|46||Win||39–7||Samuel Vargas||SD||10||Mar 17, 2019||Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|45||Win||38–7||Bryant Perrella||MD||10||Aug 4, 2018||Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, U.S.|
|44||Win||37–7||Sammy Vasquez Jr.||KO||6 (10), 1:27||Feb 2, 2017||Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.|
|43||Loss||36–7||Keith Thurman||RTD||7 (12), 3:00||Jul 11, 2015||USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, U.S.||For WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|42||Win||36–6||Chris Degollado||TKO||2 (8), 1:46||Apr 11, 2015||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|41||Loss||35–6||Amir Khan||UD||12||May 3, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBA International welterweight title;|
For vacant WBC Silver welterweight title
|40||Win||35–5||Victor Ortiz||KO||2 (12), 2:59||Jan 30, 2014||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained WBA International welterweight title|
|39||Win||34–5||Alan Sanchez||UD||10||Sep 2, 2013||Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBA International welterweight title|
|38||Win||33–5||Miguel Callist||TKO||5 (8), 1:33||Apr 27, 2013||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|37||Win||32–5||Steve Upsher Chambers||UD||8||Oct 20, 2012||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|36||Loss||31–5||Freddy Hernández||UD||10||Oct 15, 2011||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|35||Win||31–4||Franklin Gonzalez||TKO||3 (8), 2:14||Apr 13, 2011||Oceana, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|34||Win||30–4||David Gogichaishvili||TKO||6 (8), 2:56||Jun 20, 2009||Radisson Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.|
|33||Loss||29–4||Andre Berto||UD||12||Jan 17, 2009||Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.||For WBC welterweight title|
|32||Win||29–3||Russell Jordan||TKO||8 (8), 2:28||Sep 27, 2008||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|31||Win||28–3||Edvan Dos Santos Barros||UD||10||Jan 19, 2008||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|30||Loss||27–3||Shane Mosley||UD||12||Feb 10, 2007||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBC interim welterweight title|
|29||Win||27–2||Artur Atadzhanov||TKO||6 (10), 0:33||Nov 4, 2006||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|28||Loss||26–2||Ricky Hatton||UD||12||May 13, 2006||TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.||Lost WBA welterweight title|
|27||Win||26–1||Miguel Ángel González||RTD||7 (12), 3:00||Aug 13, 2005||United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||José Antonio Rivera||SD||12||Apr 2, 2005||DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.||Won WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|25||Win||24–1||Richard Heath||TKO||1 (6), 2:15||Feb 24, 2005||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|24||Win||23–1||Kevin Carter||TKO||6 (8), 2:46||Jan 28, 2005||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|23||Win||22–1||Felix Flores||UD||10||Oct 2, 2004||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|22||Win||21–1||Thomas Davis||UD||6||Apr 17, 2004||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|21||Win||20–1||Earl Allen||TKO||4 (8), 2:10||Mar 27, 2003||War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.|
|20||Win||19–1||Marcos Primera||UD||8||Jan 16, 2003||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|19||Win||18–1||Jose Avila||UD||6||Nov 8, 2002||Club Amazura, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|18||Win||17–1||Vincent Harris||UD||6||Aug 30, 2002||Harry Cipriani Restaurant, New York City, New York, U.S|
|17||Win||16–1||Gary Grant||UD||4||Jun 22, 2002||Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|16||Win||15–1||George Ray||TKO||2||May 31, 2002||Boutwell Memorial Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.|
|15||Loss||14–1||Edwin Cassiani||TKO||3 (10), 1:41||Apr 13, 2002||Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Orlando Milian||TKO||4 (8)||Jan 18, 2002||Hilton Hotel, Huntington, New York, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Luis Alberto Santiago||UD||8||Aug 4, 2001||United Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Kareem Braithwaite||TKO||1||Jul 7, 2001||KeySpan Park, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Philip Thrasher||UD||6||Jun 22, 2001||Zembo Shrine Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Gary Grant||TKO||3||Jun 9, 2001||Club Amazura, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Matt Hill||UD||6||Apr 29, 2001||Club Amazura, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Terry Dominic||UD||4||Apr 24, 2001||Civic Center, Houma, Louisiana, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||George Best||TKO||2 (6), 1:11||Apr 1, 2001||Club Amazura, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Sylvester Clark||PTS||4||Feb 24, 2001||Golden Gloves Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Sean Thomassen||TKO||2||Dec 8, 2000||Club Amazura, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Rohan Nanton||UD||6||Oct 11, 2000||Raceway, Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Derek Hudson||DQ||3 (6)||Jul 28, 2000||Club Amazura, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Darnell Green||TKO||6 (6)||Jun 7, 2000||Raceway, Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Jose Maldonado||TKO||1 (4)||May 17, 2000||Raceway, Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
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