Luis Collazo Is Focused On Khan… If He Wins Then His Name Will Be In The Mayweather Sweepstakes

“A win over Khan does put me in the Mayweather sweepstakes, but my sights are set on Khan.”


By: Andrew McCart

Former WBA Welterweight Champion and current WBA International Welterweight champion Luis Collazo turned 33 on Tuesday and held a media round table to discuss his upcoming bout with former world tiltlist Amir Khan on May 3.

The fight is a massive opportunity for Collazo who is looking for his fifth straight win when he meets Khan on the undercard of Mayweather Vs. Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Brooklyn native knows a victory over the slick Khan will put himself in line for a shot at Mayweather… If Mayweather gets past the hard p-hitting Argentine.

“This fight [against Khan] is my whole career right in front of me. I believe if I beat Amir Khan I have a bigger future in boxing and if I don’t, I have to start from the bottom again.

“I am not looking beyond Amir Khan. He is my main focus. From here whatever happens happens, but Amir Khan is all I’m thinking about right now.

“A win over Khan does put me in the Mayweather sweepstakes, but my sights are set on Khan.

Collazo was last in the ring back in January, where he stopped fellow southpaw and former world champion Vitor Ortiz in two rounds.

“Yeah I have five losses, but a lot of people remember you for your last outing, and my last outing was tremendous. If my last fight was a defeat, people would keep bringing it up.

“On that night Ortiz looked like the old man. If you are taking care of yourself and have faith you can overcome any obstacle.”

Collazo knows that he is going to have more people watching him than he has in his recent bouts, and he can’t let this opportunity slip if he wants to take that next step and fight for another world.

“I believe this is the most exposure that I have seen in my career.

“When Floyd fights, everybody watches. Now to be able to fight in the fight right before he steps into the ring is tremendous.

“This is the highest plateau that one can fight on. You have to go out there and perform.”

With just over one week before fight night Collazo is in a confident mood, and hoping the best Khan shows up… he is expecting an explosive night on May 3.

“When Khan looks across the ring, he isn’t going to see Floyd Mayweather. He is going to see Luis Collazo. I am the best.

“I hope Khan is ready on May 3 to fight me, not someone else. It’s going to be an explosive night not just for me, but for the boxing fans in general.

“Khan is going to fight the best Collazo on May 3. Whatever he said he said. Talk is cheap.

“On May 3rd, THE MOMENT is going to be my moment.”

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