Full fight: (21-2, 15 KOs) Sammy Vasquez Jr. vs Luis Collazo (37-7, 20 KOs) former world champion went toe-to-toe on Thursday nights edition of PBC on FS1.
Luis Collazo Brutally knocks out Sammy Vasquez in round 6,
Luis Collazo and Sammy Vasquez were fighting to stay relevant in the packed 147-pound division, both coming off of losses, and tonight it was the veteran Collazo who stayed in the mix, scoring a huge knockout of Vasquez in round five.
The fight was a hard battle, particularly starting in round three, when Collazo (37-7, 20 KO) dropped Vasquez (21-2, 14 KO) the first time. But Vasquez got up from that and fought on, then went to war with Collazo in the fourth round.
Vasquez and Collazo battled further in the fifth and sixth rounds, before a sharp, brutal right hook put Vasquez down and out in the sixth:
Collazo, 35, spoke with FS1’s Ray Flores after the fight. “I’m a slow starter,” he said. “In the gym, I was going through the same thing. I was getting hit with dumb shots in the first three rounds, then I picked up the pace. I guess I’m a distance fighter.”
Asked who he wants next, Collazo said, “I believe Shawn Porter is the only one right now. He don’t have no opponent, and if he wants to dance, we can dance.”