July 16th's Deontay Wilder vs. Chris Arreola card on Fox has found itself a co-feature bout where undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs) will take on 35-year-old veteran Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 knockouts) in a scheduled 10-rounder. Vasquez Jr., 30, last appeared in January when he stopped Aaron Martinez after six rounds, and here Vasquez will face an experienced but aging fighter in Collazo who last appeared in July 2015 when he was stopped by Keith Thurman after the seventh round. But naturally Vasquez believes this is a good opportunity for him to showcase his skills. Here's what he had to say to RingTV.com:
"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to showcasing my talent and skills," Vasquez said. "Luis Collazo is one of the toughest guys I've fought so far and he's definitely going to test me. My job is to go in there, handle my business and beat him worse than anyone else has. I think our styles will combine for a great battle and I'm excited to give the people another great fight."
I'm not so sure how much Luis Collazo really has left in the tank, though I'm sure many people will argue that it's not much, and I certainly won't argue, but Collazo has been in deep against tough opposition like Keith Thurman, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, Shane Mosley, and Andre Berto -- so he does have the edge in experience.
What say you, fans?