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Former World Champion Luis Collazo Embraces Young Friend, NephCure Foundation for January 30 Fight Against Victor Ortiz at Barclays Center

by on Jan.20, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

BROOKLYN, NY, January 16, 2014 —  Brooklyn-born former WBA Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo is dedicating his crucial January 30 fight for the WBA International Welterweight title against former World Champion and crossover star “Vicious” Victor Ortiz to The NephCure Foundation, a kidney disease non-profit with which he has a special connection.

The two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion (34-5-3, 17 KO’s), now a 32-year-old veteran hunting another world title opportunity, will wear www.NephCure.org on his robe and trunks for the main event of the Thursday, Jan. 30 show live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in honor of 15-year-old Allie Genatt, who suffers from the incurable kidney disease FSGS. Genatt, who underwent a kidney transplant at age 11, lives in Brookville, Long Island and is a prime mover in advocating for more research to find better treatments and a cure for her affliction. (continue reading…)

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Collazo Dedicates Fight vs. Ortiz to Genatt & Nephcure Foundation

by on Jan.17, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Luis Collazo, shown here at left en route to stopping Miguel Angel Gonzales in 2006 (photo by Tom Glunz)

Luis Collazo, shown here at left en route to stopping Miguel Angel Gonzales in 2006 (photo by Tom Glunz)

BROOKLYN, NY (Jan. 16, 2014)– Brooklyn-born former WBA Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo is dedicating his crucial January 30 fight for the WBA International Welterweight title against former World Champion and crossover star “Vicious” Victor Ortiz to The NephCure Foundation, a kidney disease non-profit with which he has a special connection.

The two-time New York City Golden Gloves Champion (34-5-3, 17 KO’s), now a 32-year-old veteran hunting another world title opportunity, will wear www.NephCure.org on his robe and trunks for the main event of the Thursday, Jan. 30 show live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in honor of 15-year-old Allie Genatt, who suffers from the incurable kidney disease FSGS. Genatt, who underwent a kidney transplant at age 11, lives in Brookville, Long Island and is a prime mover in advocating for more research to find better treatments and a cure for her affliction. (continue reading…)

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“Vicious” Victor Ortiz Returns to the Ring to Face Hometown Favorite Luis Collazo in a Battle of Former World Champions for the WBA International Welterweight Title on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes from Barclays Center on Thursday, January 30, 2014

by on Dec.08, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Plus, Eddie Gomez and Daquan Arnett Square Off in a Battle of 154-Pound Unbeatens

BROOKLYN, N.Y., December 7, 2013 —  Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes to return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 with one of best matchups the network has seen thus far when former World Champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s own Luis Collazo collide in a pivotal showdown for the WBA International Welterweight title. In the 10-round co-main event, New York phenom Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez will meet top Florida prospect Daquan “King” Arnett in a clash of junior middleweight unbeatens.

“I’ve got a lot of friends and fans in New York and I’m excited about fighting at Barclays Center for the first time,” said Ortiz. “This is a big fight for me. I missed being in the ring and even though Collazo will be a tough challenge, I’m going to win in spectacular fashion.” (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Live! Hits San Antonio, Texas to Celebrate Labor Day Monday, September 2

by on Aug.15, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Exciting Night of Boxing to Feature Former Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo Takes on Rising Star Alan Sanchez Live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes, San Antonio’s Star Raul Martinez Battles Daniel Quevedo In Co-Featured Bout

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, August 13, 2013 — Boxing’s hit new series, Golden Boy Live!, heads to the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, September 2 to celebrate Labor Day weekend with an exciting night of fistic action featuring a 10-round welterweight bout between former World Champion Luis Collazo and surging 22-year-old prospect Alan Sanchez.The fight will air live on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network and FOX Deportes.

In addition, one of San Antonio’s finest, Raul “The Cobra” Martinez, faces off with the always tough Daniel “Cuate” Quevedo in an eight-round super bantamweight battle. (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Inks Luis Collazo: Former Welterweight Champion Ready to Regain His World Title

by on Jun.09, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 8, 2011 – Already home to a roster of the best boxers in the world, Golden Boy Promotions is proud to announce the latest addition to its team, former Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo, who today signed an exclusive promotional agreement with the Los Angeles based boxing promoter.

“Luis Collazo has been a well-kept secret for too long,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.  “He’s a talented former world champion who has fought some of boxing’s best and is eager to regain his crown.  We will make sure he gets every opportunity to shine in the coming years.” (continue reading…)

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