David Kolb

Free agent Luis Collazo begins life ater Don King

Just a hair away from superstardom and big money fights, Luis Collazo flirted with the big-boys of boxing from 2006 to 2009.

Now, as a free agent, and no longer in Don King’s stable, he looks to regain his stature as one of boxing’s elite in the 147 or 154-pound weight classes.

After feature bouts with Ricky Hatton, “Sugar” Shane Mosely and Andre Berto,

Collazo’s career came to a grinding halt.

“We just couldn’t get the right fight with Don King. We wanted guys like Corey Spinks, Ricardo Mayorga and Cornelius Bundrage – all King’s fighters – but Don wouldn’t give us a fight,” said Nirmal Lorick, Collazo’s trainer. 

Collazo, who became a free agent when his contract expired with King on February 10, will fight for the first time in twenty-two months on April 13 on the undercard of a Dmitiy Salita promoted local New York card.

Said Lorick, “We are gonna go back to our roots and fight some local fights, then we will entertain offers from promoters.”

 

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