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Luis Collazo

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Luis Collazo’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Luis Collazo

Place Of Birth

Brooklyn, USA

Age

41 years old

Birth Date

April 22, 1981

Star Sign

Aries

Luis Collazo Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Boxer

Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner

Frances

Parents

Farnendo Collazo, Magerita Collazo

Height

1.8m (5'7"")

Nationality

American

Chinese Year

Year of the Cock

About Luis Collazo 

Luis Collazo is a famous boxer from New York.

In their bout, he won the WBA title over Jose Antonio Rivera, the defending champion. The gifted fighter's rise to the top was a long fight, owing to the fact that authorities had earlier declared, Cory Spinks, the undisputed champion.

Following his win against Rivera, Luis Collazo lost to Zab Judah. In 2006, Luis Collazo lost the fight to Carlos Baldomir in New York. However, when Baldomir failed to pay sanctioning fees levied by the World Boxing Council (WBC), the WBA Champion title reverted to Luis Collazo.

Luis Collazo's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Luis Collazo's net worth?

Luis Collazo has a net worth of around $1.5 million, earned throughout his career as a boxer.

How much does Luis Collazo earn per year?

Luis Collazo has fought in a total of 48 matches over the course of his boxing career. However, details about his annual income are unavailable.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Luis Collazo?

Luis Collazo stands at 5 ft 7 in (175 cm) in height.

How old is Luis Collazo?

Luis Collazo was born on April 22, 1981, and is 41 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Fernando and Magerita Collazo, and has two brothers. However, he remains tight-lipped about his personal life and the identities of his siblings are unknown. Collazo is a child of divorce, with his parents separating when he was still quite young. Following his parents' divorce, his life took a tougher turn when he began living on the streets.

It was only when his father met his girlfriend Victoria, that things started to get better for the boxing champion. According to sources, Victoria urged Fernando to sort his family out and find Luis.

After Fernando reunited with his son, Luis, an impressionable nine-year-old, took up boxing at the Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn. Sources claim that he was a natural, bagging 97 amateur wins and seven losses. This kickstarted his career, and he turned pro in 2000.

Rising in rank, Luis Collazo began earning a name for himself, following which he recorded 14 consecutive wins until his 2002 defeat against Edwin Cassiani from Columbia in the final round. Over the next three years, Collazo fought against modest opponents before earning his first World Boxing Championship title in 2005.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Luis Collazo’s partner?

The Brooklyn, New York-born boxer is married to Frances and has three daughters. However, he later discovered that he also had a daughter with his former girlfriend.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Luis Collazo is best known as the WBA Welterweight Champion 2005-2006. He is famous for his southpaw attacking style.

Luis Collazo had an edgy fight with Shane Mosley in Nevada. The match had him injured with one arm wounded. This brought him public support in the United States.

Luis Collazo has won New York Golden Gloves two times in his career. After a good recovery and aggressive training, he won his way up in his next match.

Charity Work

Luis Collazo supports The NephCure Foundation as a boxer inside the ring. This foundation helps patients suffering from rare, protein-spilling kidney diseases to get a transplant.

What awards has Luis Collazo won?

Luis Collazo was the WBA Champion in 2005-2006.

Luis Collazo's Hobbies And Interests

Luis Collazo likes boxing. He loves tattoos and has many tattoos on his body.

Other Interesting Luis Collazo Facts And Trivia

  • Luis Collazo lost his champion title to Ricky Hatton in 2006. Prior to the match, Collazo discovered that he had a daughter in New York.
  • The New York-born boxer defeated Alan Sanchez in San Antonio to win the WBA International welterweight title in a fight that was termed a relatively closely contested match. The scoreboard revealed a close call with 97-93, 98-92, and 99-91 ruling in Collazo's favor.
  • One of the most famous matches of Luis Collazo's career was with Amir Khan in Las Vegas. Although Luis Collazo could not win in any of his fights against Khan, his sportsmanship won the crowd over.
  • Luis Collazo's match with Victor Ortiz left him with a broken jaw. Following that, he fought for the title and lost it to Keith Thurman in Florida and David Gogichaishvili in Columbia.
  • Luis Collazo fought Andre Berto for the championship title in 2009. He lost a very close fight of 12 rounds in total, ending with a decision that was cited as 'controversial'.

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