Luis Collazo
Luis Callazo

Luis Collazo

RECORD

37 - 7 - 0

KOs

20

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 36

Home Queens, New York,

Complete Stats

New York native Luis Collazo is a former world champion at 147 pounds, and the southpaw has battled some of the biggest names in boxing. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Sammy Vasquez Jr.

Feb 02, 2017 / Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino, Tunica, Mississippi

Collazo got back in the mix of the 147-pound division with a brutal sixth-round KO.

Latest News

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Sammy Vasquez Jr. and Luis CollazoPBC Boxing Video
Feb 2, 2017 / Vasquez vs Collazo, Sammy Vasquez Jr, Luis Collazo, Eddie Ramirez, Ryan Karl, Jose Miguel Borrego

Collazo gains the upper hand against Vasquez with devastating knockout

With one right hook, former world champion Luis Collazo recharged his career and delivered a second straight setback to Sammy Vasquez Jr.

Sammy Vasquez Jr. and Luis Collazo
Feb 1, 2017 / Vasquez vs Collazo, Sammy Vasquez Jr, Luis Collazo

Vasquez, Collazo geared up for career-defining 147-pound battle

What happens when two skilled boxers at opposite points in their careers meet in a fight that neither believes he can afford to lose? We’re about to find out.

Luis Collazo and Keith Thurman
Jan 31, 2017 / Vasquez vs Collazo, Luis Collazo

Former world champion Collazo hungry for return to the top

For a brief moment, Luis Collazo had Keith Thurman on the ropes and believed he was on the verge of being crowned a 147-pound world champion for a second time in his career.

Fights

Fights

WIN vs Sammy Vasquez Jr.

Feb 02, 2017 Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino, Tunica, Mississippi

Sammy Vasquez Jr. LOSES to Luis Collazo by KO in Round 6 of 10

LOSS vs Keith Thurman

Jul 11, 2015 USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

Keith Thurman WINS against Luis Collazo by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Christopher Degollado 12-4-0

Apr 11, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Christopher Degollado by TKO in Round 2 of 8

LOSS vs Amir Khan 35-5-0

May 03, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Amir Khan WINS against Luis Collazo by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Victor Ortiz 29-4-2

Jan 30, 2014 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Victor Ortiz LOSES to Luis Collazo by KO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Alan Sanchez 12-2-1

Sep 02, 2013 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Alan Sanchez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Miguel Callist 27-8-1

Apr 27, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Miguel Callist by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Steve Upsher Chambers 24-1-1

Oct 20, 2012 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Steve Upsher Chambers by UD in Round 8 of 8

Loss vs Freddy Hernandez 29-2-0

Oct 15, 2011 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Luis Collazo LOSES to Freddy Hernandez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Franklin Gonzalez 13-8-0

Apr 13, 2011 Oceana, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Franklin Gonzalez by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs David Gogichaishvili 9-16-0

Jun 20, 2009 Radisson Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against David Gogichaishvili by TKO in Round 6 of 8

LOSS vs Andre Berto 29-3-0

Jan 17, 2009 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Andre Berto WINS against Luis Collazo by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Russell Jordan 15-5-0

Sep 27, 2008 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Russell Jordan by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Edvan Dos Santos Barros 9-4-1

Jan 19, 2008 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Edvan Dos Santos Barros by UD in Round 10 of 10

LOSS vs Shane Mosley 43-4-0

Feb 10, 2007 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Shane Mosley WINS against Luis Collazo by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Artur Atadzhanov 9-5-0

Nov 04, 2006 Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Artur Atadzhanov by TKO in Round 6 of 10

LOSS vs Ricky Hatton 40-0-0

May 13, 2006 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ricky Hatton WINS against Luis Collazo by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Miguel Angel Gonzalez 49-4-1

Aug 13, 2005 United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Miguel Angel Gonzalez by RTD in Round 7 of 12

WIN vs Jose Antonio Rivera 37-3-1

Apr 02, 2005 DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Jose Antonio Rivera LOSES to Luis Collazo by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Richard Heath 1-1-0

Feb 24, 2005 The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Richard Heath by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Kevin Carter 7-41-1

Jan 28, 2005 The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Kevin Carter by TKO in Round 6 of 8

Win vs Felix Flores 19-3-0

Oct 02, 2004 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Felix Flores by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Thomas Davis 8-0-1

Apr 17, 2004 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Thomas Davis by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Earl Allen 12-14-2

Mar 27, 2003 War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Earl Allen by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Marcos Primera 13-2-1

Jan 16, 2003 Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Marcos Primera by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jose Avila 11-9-1

Nov 08, 2002 Club Amazura, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Jose Avila by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Vincent Harris 9-7-2

Aug 30, 2002 Cipriani's Restaurant, New York, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Vincent Harris by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Gary Grant 10-11-0

Jun 22, 2002 Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Gary Grant by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs George Ray 0-3-0

May 31, 2002 Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against George Ray by TKO in Round 2 of 0

LOSS vs Edwin Cassiani 22-3-0

Apr 13, 2002 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Edwin Cassiani WINS against Luis Collazo by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Orlando Milian 14-4-0

Jan 18, 2002 Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Orlando Milian by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Luis Alberto Santiago 7-1-0

Aug 04, 2001 United Palace Theater, Washington Heights, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Luis Alberto Santiago by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Kareem Braithwaite 8-5-0

Jul 07, 2001 KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Kareem Braithwaite by TKO in Round 1 of 0

Win vs Philip Thrasher 4-6-1

Jun 22, 2001 Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Philip Thrasher by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Gary Grant 10-6-0

Jun 09, 2001 Club Amazura, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Gary Grant by TKO in Round 3 of 0

Win vs Matt Hill 3-8-1

Apr 29, 2001 Club Amazura, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Matt Hill by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Terry Dominic 1-1-0

Apr 24, 2001 Civic Center, Houma, Louisiana, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Terry Dominic by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs George Best 5-7-1

Apr 01, 2001 Club Amazura, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against George Best by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Sylvester Clark 1-0-0

Feb 24, 2001 Golden Gloves Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Sylvester Clark by PTS in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Sean Thomassen 0-1-0

Dec 08, 2000 Club Amazura, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Sean Thomassen by TKO in Round 2 of 0

Win vs Rohan Nanton 1-6-0

Oct 11, 2000 Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Rohan Nanton by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Derek Hudson 1-5-0

Jul 28, 2000 Club Amazura, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Derek Hudson by DQ in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Darnell Green 1-14-0

Jun 07, 2000 Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Darnell Green by TKO in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jose Maldonado 0-1-0

May 16, 2000 Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, USA

Luis Collazo WINS against Jose Maldonado by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Luis Collazo

  • WINS 37
  • LOSSES 7
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 20

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'9" (1.75 m)

Reach 72" (183 cm)

  • Born

    April 22, 1981
  • Age

    36
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Brooklyn, NY
  • Trains in

    Queens, NY
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    262
  • KO Percentage

    45%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

As tough as his tattoos are plentiful, Luis Collazo is a former 147-pound world champion who’s taken on some of the best in boxing, including high-profile throwdowns with Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley and Andre Berto.

Escaping the streets, into the ring

Collazo was 9 years old, on the streets of Brooklyn and selling drugs. His father, Fernando, was an alcoholic who finally managed to get right and tried to help his son by bringing him to the boxing gym.

It wasn’t love at first sight. Collazo preferred baseball, but he stuck with the sweet science and eventually came around.

He really came around, in fact, to the tune of a 97-7 amateur record built up in the bloody proving grounds of New York.

Instead of heading to jail, Collazo was headed to the professional ranks.

Luis Collazo and Ricky Hatton
Luis Collazo catches Ricky Hatton with a right hand during their fight in Boston on May 13, 2006.

Winning and losing a world title

Collazo made his pro debut in May 2000 with a first-round technical knockout of Jose Maldonado in Yonkers, New York.

The slugging southpaw acquitted himself with aplomb in the early days of his career, fighting mostly around New York and running up a 26-1 record, with the only hiccup coming in April 2002 when Edwin Cassiani stopped Collazo in the third round.

After cleaning out everyone they put in front of him—including a win over Jose Antonio Rivera in April 2005 for a 147-pound world title—Collazo caught Ricky Hatton’s attention.

Hatton scored a first-round knockdown during their fight in Boston in May 2006, but Collazo gave him hell for the next 11 frames and inflicted significant punishment.

When the dust settled after 12 rounds, the Brit came out the narrow victor in a fight that could have gone either way.

Luis Collazo and Steve Upsher Chambers
Luis Collazo sticks a jab during his victory over Steve Upsher Chambers in Brooklyn, New York, on October 20, 2012.

Experiencing tough times

Collazo only fought a handful of times over the next three years. He lost to Shane Mosley in 2007, which also resulted in a broken thumb and sidelined him for nearly a year.

He then dropped a heartbreaker to then-unbeaten Andre Berto in January 2009, and after beating David Gogichaishvili in June, Collazo didn't fight for nearly two years.

Collazo gained a third-round TKO of Franklin Gonzalez in April 2011, but then lost a 10-round decision to Freddy Hernandez in October in which he also tore ligaments in his shoulder, sidelining him for another year.

During this time, Collazo became depressed and began drinking heavily, but after his wife's urging, the fighter had a spiritual awakening and underwent counseling.

Crediting his faith with helping him find peace, Collazo returned to the ring with renewed vigor and gained a second-round knockout of former 147-pound world champion Victor Ortiz in January 2014.

Luis Collazo and Amir Khan
Luis Collazo hammers Amir Khan with a left hand during their fight in Las Vegas on May 3, 2014.

Getting back on track

The win over Ortiz set up a showdown with British star and former world champion Amir Khan in Las Vegas in May 2014.

Khan floored Collazo three times in the fight and won a wide unanimous decision.

Collazo picked himself up after the setback and resumed his climb back to the top of the 147-pound division.

He got back on track with a second-round stoppage of Christopher Degollado in Brooklyn, New York, in April 2015.