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Sammy Vasquez-Luis Collazo reportedly set for Feb. 2

Sammy Vasquez’s trainer says that his fighter will be taking on Luis Collazo in early February.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Fresh off his first professional defeat at the hands of Felix Diaz over the summer, Sammy Vasquez Jr. (21-1, 15 KOs) is reportedly set to take on Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KOs) on Feb. 2, his trainer tells RingTV. No venue or television network has been mentioned at this time.

Vasquez, 30, a welterweight southpaw will take on another lefty gatekeeper in Collazo, 35, who hasn’t fought since getting stopped by Keith Thurman over a year ago. Vasquez and Collazo had been lined up to fight this past July, but that fight got scrapped after Collazo pulled out with a calf injury which paved an opening or Felix Diaz to fill his spot.

Vasquez’s trainer, Charles Leverette, expects a win over Collazo to put Vasquez in a position to vie for a world title, even though Collazo appears to be almost completely spent these days.

“Everybody else has fought Collazo and went on to fight for world titles,” Leverette said in a phone interview. “That’s what I’m hoping. He had a mishap in his last fight but I’m hoping it goes like it went for all his other fights and he gets some other opportunities.”

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