Luis Collazo

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Name: Luis Collazo
Born: 1981-04-22 (Age:33)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Queens, New York, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 9″   /   175cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Gary Starks, Nirmal Lorick


Circumstances surrounding WBA welterweight title

Luis Collazo won the WBA welterweight title on April 2, 2005 with a 12-round split decision victory over defending champion Jose Antonio Rivera. However, in Zab Judah there was a WBA "super champion" then so that Collazo was not the highest recognized champion of that organization. On January 7, 2006, Judah, who also held the WBC and IBF welterweight titles, lost a 12-round decision to Carlos Manuel Baldomir in New York. Baldomir had chosen to pay the sanctioning fee of the WBC only; as a result, only the WBC title had been at stake; nevertheless Judah was stripped of his WBA belt. Thus, Collazo then attained recognition as the WBA's sole welterweight champion.



Preceded by:
Jose Antonio Rivera
Regular Champion
WBA Welterweight Champion
2005 Apr 2 – 2006 May 13
Regular Champion
Succeeded by:
Ricky Hatton


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