Luis Collazo (in the back) looks to be asking referee Vic Drakulich what he did wrong when he landed a low blow that caused Amir Khan to fall to the canvas during their May 2014 fight in Las Vegas won by Khan via decision/Associated Press photo by Isaac Brekken
Former welterweight champion Luis Collazo of Brooklyn is 35, and he’ll be 36 in April, so his career is on the downside. Sammy Vasquez is just 30, and he’s still trying to get a shot at a major title, so he’ll have plenty to lose when he takes on Collazo on Thursday from Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Miss. (on Fox Sports 1).
Vasquez (21-1, 15 KOs) intimated this will be a difficult bout for him to win.
“Luis Collazo is a really tough opponent,” said Vasquez, of Monessen, Pa. “He’s always game; it doesn’t matter who he fights. I always enjoyed watching him growing up because he’s quick, strong and savvy.”
Vasquez is coming off his only defeat, to Felix Diaz via unanimous decision in July in Birmingham, Ala.
Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) is hopeful of showing he still has the goods to be competitive against solid opposition.