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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