Luis Collazo

Luis Collazo (born April 22, 1981) is an American professional boxer who held the WBA welterweight title from 2005 to 2006.

Luis Collazo
Statistics
Nickname(s)God's Way
Weight(s)Welterweight
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1981-04-22) April 22, 1981 (age 40)
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights48
Wins39
Wins by KO20
Losses8
No contests1

Professional careerEdit

Collazo is of Puerto Rican descent, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

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.[2]

Luis Collazo also faced Amir Khan in 2014, Khan dominated all rounds and scored three knockdowns during the fight.[3]

Collazo vs. VargasEdit

On March 17, 2019, Collazo, ranked #10 by the WBO at welterweight, fought WBA's #10 Samuel Vargas.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
48 fights 39 wins 8 losses
By knockout 20 2
By decision 18 6
By disqualification 1 0
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davies, Gareth A (April 30, 2014). "'Without boxing, I would have gone to prison, no question', says Amir Khan's opponent Luis Collazo". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Gerbasi, Thomas. "Luis Collazo Knocks Out Victor Ortiz in Two Rounds". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  3. ^ Reeno, Rick. "Khan Lands at 147, Drops Collazo Three Times To Win". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  4. ^ "Collazo vs Vargas - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  5. ^ "Luis Collazo finds fountain of youth, beats Samuel Vargas by split decision". The Ring. 2019-03-17. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  6. ^ "Collazo vs Abdukakhorov - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  7. ^ Christ, Scott (2019-10-18). "Kudratillo Abdukakhorov wins technical decision over Luis Collazo". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2021-04-30.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Johan Pérez
WBA International
welterweight champion

September 2, 2013 – May 3, 2014
Succeeded by
Amir Khan
World boxing titles
Preceded by
José Antonio Rivera
WBA welterweight champion
April 2, 2005 – May 13, 2006
Regular title until January 7, 2006
Succeeded by
Ricky Hatton