Collazo’s Dream: Fighting Mayweather At Barclays
BROOKLYN, NY –
This past January, Luis Collazo became the game changer when he knocked out Victor Ortiz on the Golden Boy Live and derailed what was supposed to be the first step on the comeback trail for Ortiz. During the post fight interview, he said,
“…what the fans what, I want Floyd here in New York…”
Continuing to hold on to that ambition Collazo (recently named Ring Magazine’s Fighter of the Month) continues to state his case for a fight against the pound for pound king.
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WBA INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION LUIS COLLAZO WANTS TO FACE FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER IN
“DREAM” BARCLAYS CENTER FIGHT
Collazo named “Fighter of the Month” by Ring Magazine
BROOKLYN, NY (March 20, 2014) – Its no secret that Brooklyn native and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo is hoping to land a shot at facing pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather and on his quest he has received the support of Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Yormark called a possible Mayweather vs. Collazo bout a “Dream Fight” for Barclays Center.
“How great would it be for Brooklyn if the favorite son of Brooklyn fights this legendary fighter Floyd Mayweather? I think that goes down as, in many respects, the rational for what we want to do here,” Yormark told Mitch Abramson of Boxing Scene.
“Getting a chance to fight Floyd and prove I’m the best is definitely the goal,” said Collazo. “Now, getting a chance to fight Floyd at home [Brooklyn], that’s a whole different ballpark. That’s a dream.”
Mayweather is set to face Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while Collazo has set eyes on Amir “King” Khan. No official statements have been made.
“Amir Khan up next and then, Floyd at home, that would be ideal,” said Collazo with a grim smile. “I’m very proud Mr. Yorkmark thought of me and Mayweather as Brooklyn’s ‘Dream Fight,’ that makes me truly proud of my roots, of Brooklyn.”
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