- This article is about the American boxer. For the Puerto Rican politician, see Luis Collazo Rivera.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
April 22, 1981 |
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
|Wins by KO||19|
Before turning pro on May 16, 2000, Collazo had a record of 97-25 as an amateur.
He grew up in Brooklyn on Georgia Avenue and attended P.S. 290 and I.S. 302. He is of Puerto Rican descent. Collazo won the WBA Welterweight title on April 2, 2005 with a 12-round split decision victory over defending champion Jose Antonio Rivera. However, the WBA had elevated Cory Spinks to "Undisputed Champion" status before he had lost his titles to Zab Judah, so Collazo was not the definite champion of that organization. On January 7, 2006, Judah lost a 12-round decision to Carlos Baldomir in New York. Baldomir had chosen to pay the sanctioning fee of the WBC only; as a result Judah's WBA undisputed title was vacated. With Judah's loss, Collazo then attained recognition as the WBA's sole welterweight champion. On May 13, 2006, he lost the title to Ricky Hatton in a very tight and controversial affair which went the distance. On February 10, 2007 he lost a 12 round unanimous decision versus Sugar Shane Mosley in which he injured his hand early in the fight and continued on till the end. After working back from the injury through rehab and aggressive training, by long-time trainer Nirmal Lorick, Luis fought on the Roy Jones Jr vs. Félix Trinidad card, January 19, 2008 at Madison Square Gardens. He won a one-sided victory against Edvan Dos Santos Barros (9-5-1, 7 KOs), winning 100-90 on 2 judges' scorecards and 99-91 on the other.
On September 28, 2008 on the Mosley vs. Mayorga undercard, Collazo stopped Russell Jordan (now 15-6) in the eighth and final round of their bout.
On January 17, 2009, Collazo fought the undefeated Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight. Collazo lost a very close fight and a controversial unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Collazo appeared to be ahead most of the fight. The scores were 113-114, 113-114 and the third judge Bill Clancy scored the bout 111-116 which was found by some to be controversial.
On January 30, 2014, Collazo defeated Victor Ortiz in the first match up for Ortiz since his jaw was broken. Collazo landed a right hook to Ortiz in the last second of the second round which ended the match after the 10 count.
Luis Collazo also faced Amir Khan in 2014, Khan dominated all rounds and scored three knockdowns during the fight.
|36 Wins (19 Knockouts), 7 Defeats (1 Knockouts), 0 Draws|
|Loss||36-7||Keith Thurman||RTD||7 (12), 3:00||2015-07-11||USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida||For WBA (Regular) Welterweight title.|
|Win||36-6||Chris Degollado||TKO||2 (10), 1:46||2015-04-11||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Loss||35-6||Amir Khan||UD||12||2014-05-03||MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For vacant WBC Silver and WBA International Welterweight titles.|
|Win||35-5||Victor Ortiz||KO||2 (12), 2:59||2014-01-30||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Win||34-5||Alan Sanchez||UD||10||2013-09-02||Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas||Won WBA International vacant welterweight title|
|Win||33-5||Miguel Callist||TKO||5 (8), 1:33||2013-04-27||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Win||32-5||Steve Upsher Chambers||UD||8||2012-10-20||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Loss||31-5||Freddy Hernandez||UD||10||2011-10-15||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California|
|Win||31-4||Franklin Gonzalez||TKO||3 (8), 2:14||2011-04-13||Oceana, Brooklyn, New York|
|Win||30-4||David Gogichaishvili||TKO||6 (8), 2:56||2009-06-20||Radisson Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina|
|Loss||29-4||Andre Berto||UD||12||2009-01-17||Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi||For WBC welterweight title|
|Win||29-3||Russell Jordan||TKO||8 (8), 2:28||2008-09-27||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||28-3||Edvan Dos Santos Barros||UD||10||2008-01-19||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York|
|Loss||27-3||Shane Mosley||UD||12||2007-02-10||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For interim WBC welterweight title|
|Win||27-2||Artur Atadzhanov||TKO||6 (10), 0:33||2006-11-04||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Loss||26-2||Ricky Hatton||UD||12||2006-05-13||TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts||Lost WBA welterweight title|
|Win||26-1||Miguel Ángel González||TKO||8 (10), 0:01||2005-08-13||United Center, Chicago, Illinois||Retained WBA welterweight title|
|Win||25-1||José Antonio Rivera||SD||12||2005-04-02||DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts||Won WBA welterweight title|
|Win||24-1||Richard Heath||TKO||1 (6)||2005-02-24||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA|
|Win||23-1||Kevin Carter||TKO||6 (8)||2005-01-28||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA|
|Win||22-1||Felix Flores||UD||10 (10)||2004-10-02||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York|
|Win||21-1||Thomas Davis||UD||6 (6)||2004-04-17||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York|
- Davies, Gareth A (April 30, 2014). "'Without boxing, I would have gone to prison, no question', says Amir Khan's opponent Luis Collazo". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- Luis Collazo's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-14.
José Antonio Rivera
|WBA Welterweight Champion
April 2, 2005 – May 13, 2006
Regular title until January 7, 2006
Title last held byMarcos Maidana
|WBA Welterweight Champion
September 2, 2013 – May 3, 2014