Victor Ortiz congratulates Luis Collazo in Brooklyn following his upset victory (Photo still)
By Chris Robinson
Moments ago, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Luis Collazo scored an emphatic upset win over Victor Ortiz in a battle of former welterweight belt holders.
The fight was fought at a brisk pace early, with each man having success landing sharp blows in the first frame.
The action continued to heat up in the second, and Collazo turned the tide permanently with a quick right hand in the trenches that caught Ortiz on the jaw and sent him spiraling to the canvas.
Ortiz wasn’t able to beat the count, granting Collazo with a huge win as he climbs to (35-5 with 18 KO’s). Ortiz falls to 29-5-2 with 22 knockouts and has some serious thinking to do in the wake of his third consecutive defeat.
As for the 32-year old Collazo, he didn’t waste any time in calling for a Brooklyn showdown with the sport’s top attraction, Floyd Mayweather.
Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com