Victor Ortiz returns to the ring for the first time since mid-2012 on Thursday night, facing tricky southpaw Luis Collazo in Brooklyn. On the undercard, Eddie Gomez faces Daquan Arnett in a prospect battle, and Gary Russell Jr returns to action.
Eddie Gomez was the better man in Brooklyn last night, beating fellow prospect Daquan Arnett in a 10-round junior middleweight fight. Though they'll take different paths, both fighters vow to get better.
Victor Ortiz hasn't fought in a year and a half, since his jaw was broken by Josesito Lopez. Will ring rust be a factor? Is the jaw a concern? Ortiz says he's ready for Thursday's clash with Luis Collazo.
Luis Collazo has been on the doorstep of the sport's top level over the last decade, with a handful of setbacks keeping him at bay. On Thursday, he gets one more shot, this time against a potentially vulnerable Victor Ortiz.
Eddie Gomez will face Daquan Arnett in a showdown of unbeaten prospects, while Gary Russell Jr, Marcus Browne, Zachary Ochoa, and Emmanuel Gonzalez also take to the ring on Thursday night's Golden Boy Live! card.