Luis Collazo Back, Signed by Golden Boy
Former welterweight contender Luis Collazo has signed a deal with Golden Boy Promotions, looking to get his career active once again. Collazo (31-4, 16 KO) has one of the weirdest records out there, as it's kind of empty for quality wins, but he's been very competitive in "good" losses to Ricky Hatton and Andre Berto. He hurt his hand early in his loss to Shane Mosley, and his other loss was an early career TKO to Edwin Cassiani. He simply has not fought enough since his controversial 2006 loss to Hatton, had issues with ex-promoter Don King, and returned this April fighting on a Dmitriy Salita card in New York, his first fight in 22 months. Hopefully this gets Collazo back in the game, because he can give a lot of guys problems. He's still only 30 and hasn't taken a lot of punishment.
Erik Morales Wants Another Title Still
With his July 30 HBO PPV fight scrapped, Erik Morales is hoping to land the August 6 fight on Boxing After Dark against Robert Guerrero, or maybe a fight with lightweight titlist Miguel Vazquez. I think both are rotten matchups for Morales, who showed a lot of grit and resolve in April against Marcos Maidana, but we're talking about Guerrero, who is more an all-around talent than Maidana, and Vazquez, who has the spoiler ability to really cut down the faded Morales. But Morales is Morales, and he wants tough fights. It's to be expected.
Miranda vs Despaigne for 7/29 FNF
With Juan Diaz out, the July 29 Friday Night Fights now appears to be Edison Miranda vs Yordanis Despaigne. It's an OK fight, I guess, but that's me giving Miranda (34-5, 29 KO) the credit others give him. Personally I have little regard for Miranda, but hey. Joel Casamayor vs Jorge Luis Teron is also still on for the same show at Vegas' Cosmopolitan resort.
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