RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight's welterweight bout between former beltholders during which Luis Collazo scored a second-round knockout over Victor Ortiz on Fox Sports 1 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Collazo (35-5, 18 knockouts) landed a vicious right hook that stunned Ortiz, who dropped to his knees and remained there as he was counted out by referee Benji Esteves at the 2:59 mark.
Collazo out-landed Ortiz, just 31-to-30, but it was that one big shot that was the difference.
Collazo has gone 6-1 with four knockouts victories in his past seven bouts, and is 4-0 with two knockouts since falling by 10-round unanimous decision to Freddy Hernandez, who dropped him in the eighth round in October of 2011.
An all-action fighter who was competing the day before his 27th birthday, Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 knockouts) was ending a 19-month ring absence, having been cast for a role in the third installment of Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables and participating in Dancing With The Stars during his time away from the sport.
Ortiz vs. Collazo
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Collazo enters the ring first wearing a read and white baseball cap and a beige jacket to the boisterous cheers of his partisan fans.
Ortiz enters the arena wearing a read and white outfit to being roundly booed. Al Haymon's right hand man, Sam Watson, is in Ortiz's corner.
LUIS COLLAZO WINS BY SECOND-ROUND KO AT THE 2:59 MARK!!!
Referee: Benji Esteves
Judges: Don Ackerman, Max DeLuca, Tom Schreck
Round 1: Ortiz's body is cut, but it is worth noting that his body looks dry. The heavily-tattooed Collazo is also chisled. Ortiz practically runs across the ring. He's coming foward. Collazo stands his ground. Ortiz lands a left cross to the body. Another cross to the body and a double-right jab by Ortiz. Right hook by Ortiz. Collazo's not very active. Double-right jab by Collazo as an up-jab. Collazo's posing more than punching. Left cross inside by Collazo. They trade right hands. Three-punch combo by Ortiz, who is clearly more active. Double-jab by Ortiz, who misses a left. Activity goes to Ortiz. Ortiz, 10-9.
Round 2: Early right hook by Collazo. Left cross to the body by Ortiz. Triple-jab by Collazo, same by Ortiz. Solid three-punch combo by Ortiz and a right by Collazo. Collazo has picked up the pace behind his jab with a right and a left uppercut that lands cleanly. Solid left by Collazo. Collazo's movement may be beginning to trouble Ortiz. Collazo's double-jab and two left hands land well. Left by Ortiz. Two right hands land as well as a left. ORTIZ IS DOWN FROM A SOLID RIGHT HAND!!!! HE IS ON HIS KNEES!!! REFEREE BENJI ESTEVES COUNTS HIM OUT!!! FIGHT'S OVER!!!
LUIS COLLAZO WINS BY SECOND-ROUND KO AT 2:59!!!