Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo both weighed in at 146.6 pounds for their Fox Sports 1-televised main event on Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Eddie Gomez weighed 147.2 pounds for his co-feature vs. fellow unbeaten prospect Daquan Arnett, who weighed 148.6.
RingTV.com collected the thoughts of 18 boxing insiders on who they think will win Thursday’s anticipated showdown between former welterweight titleholders, Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo, and why.
Luis Collazo is very confident going into Thursday’s showdown with fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz in his hometown of Brooklyn. “There’s nothing that he has that’s better (than what I have),” he said. “I just got to be smart and fight my fight.”
Victor Ortiz’s fight against Luis Collazo on Thursday is a way for the former welterweight titleholder to get back into the consciousness of boxing fans after being out of the ring for 19 months. But don’t call it comeback, Ortiz says he never really left the gym.
Victor Ortiz tells RingTV’s Bill Emes that he had an excellent camp to prepare for his Thursday Fox Sports 1-televised showdown with Luis Collazo at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “It’s not an easy fight for me,” he said, “but it’s not an easy fight for him.”
Paul Malignaggi presided over the final press conference for Thursday’s Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo showdown at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The presser included the co-featured fighters of the Fox Sports 1 show, Eddie Gomez, Daquan Arnett, and Gary Russell Jr.
Luis Collazo has put controversial losses and life hardships behind him and renewed his faith in God and family. He believes he has an inspirational performance in store for fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz on Thursday in his hometown of Brooklyn.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr, has been added to the Jan. 30 Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight card will be televised by Fox Sports 1.
Luis Collazo is dedicating his Jan. 30 bout against Victor Ortiz at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to The NephCure Foundation, a kidney disease non-profit, as well as in honor of 15-year-old Allie Genatt, who suffers from an incurable kidney disease.
Luis Collazo is excited about his Jan. 30 showdown with fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz at Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn. The SuperBowl week fight headlines a Golden Boy Live! card on Fox Sports 1.
Floyd Mayweather has acknowledged the potential for bouts with either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana, while dismissing the notion of a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggests that Marcos Maidana is a more likely opponent than Manny Pacquiao, and that Adrien Broner’s next fight should be on his undercard in May.
Among the things Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said to rival Top Rank CEO Bob Arum during their exchanged Christmas greetings on Twitter was “Let’s make these fights for the fans.”
Victor Ortiz spoke to the media about his Jan. 30 showdown with fellow welterweight titleholder Luis Collazo at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Fox Sports 1. Ortiz calls it a “make it or break it fight,” and adds that he’s up for revenge rematches with Josesito Lopez, Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather.
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Victor Ortiz will return to the ring for the first time in 19 months against Luis Collazo in a Fox Sports 1-televised battle of left-handed former titleholders.