Ortiz vs Collazo: Quotes from first press conference for Jan. 30 fight

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Ortiz will be back on January 30, 2014, facing Luis Collazo in a FOX Sports 1 main event from the Barclays Center.


"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. 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."


"Ortiz is a former world champion and you have to respect that, but Barclays Center is my home and he's going to find that out the second he leaves the locker room. I need to win this fight and make a statement if I want to get a shot at a title and I plan on doing just that."


"I have no excuse not to win. This is my city, my building and my people. If Arnett thinks he can come into my backyard and beat me, he is definitely mistaken."


"You don't see fights like this too often and I respect Gomez for stepping up and putting his '0' on the line, just like I am. This is going to be a great fight between two of boxing's top young prospects and I have no doubt that I'm going to leave the ring with the victory."


"Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo are two of the top welterweights in the world and I'm happy that we're able to deliver this type of quality fight to the fans for free on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. This fight has serious world title implications for the winner so you know it's going to be a great fight. Plus any time you have a battle between two undefeated fighters like Eddie Gomez and Daquan Arnett, there are sure to be fireworks."


"Everyone at FOX Sports is looking forward to the Ortiz-Collazo card at Barclays Center on January 30. We're planning an incredible week of live events and programs on FOX Sports 1 in the week leading up the Super Bowl XLVIII, and Golden Boy has provided us a tremendous card for what is sure to be one of the centerpiece events of that week."

BRETT YOMARK, Barclays Center

"We are excited to be hosting another championship boxing card at Barclays Center during what should be a super week in New York City. Golden Boy continues to deliver great fights for Brooklyn and we are delighted that FOX Sports 1 is returning to Barclays Center and giving the borough a national stage. We are proud that Barclays Center is becoming the heart of boxing on the East Coast."

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