Luis Collazo to welterweights: "I"m ready when you are!"

By G. Leon


Luis Collazo to welterweights: "I"m ready when you are!"

GL: What's the latest and greatest Luis? When can we expect to see you back in the ring? "Hopefully I find out next week what's going on, but I'm looking to get a fight with Sharmba now to get my name out of his mouth. He's shouting me out and I don't like that. I'm coming back to get what belongs to me and that's the welterweight championship of the world."

GL: So Sharmba calls you out and you're ready to fight him?

Luis Collazo: "Hell yeah. I guess he's trying to get back on top, but he's choosing the wrong one. Maybe he thinks he saw something in the Sugar Shane fight. A lot of people don't know but I broke my thumb during the fight. But I'm not going to make any excuses about nothing, if Sharmba wants to fight me I'll do what Paul Williams did and just knock him out again."

GL: DKP promotes you and DKP has been known to have a decent relationship with the WBA over the years. With that being said, are you shocked that the WBA has allowed everyone else to fight for the title that you lost to Hatton in controversial fashion?

LC: "Definitely. But I'm the kind of fighter who just wants to go out there and fight the best. With the Ricky Hatton fight, I did my best and didn't get the decision. I want to fight him again, but he'll never get back into the ring with me. I'm going to just focus on doing my job and let my promtoer do his."

GL: What do you think of Mitchell as a fighter?

LC: "He was a great fighter at 140 and he accomplished a lot, but at 147 he's too small for me. I don't know what they call him Little Big Man. To me he's just a little man. I would do him like Ricky Hatton and send him back down to 140 pounds.

GL: I don't think he'd move back down to 140, he'd retire.

LC: "Then we're going to have to move him into retirement. He'll either have to give it up or move up to 154."

GL: Tszyu, Mayweather and Williams have all stopped Mitchell. You're not considered a puncher, but do you see him going the distance with you?

LC: "To be honest with you, I don't think he'd go to the distance. I'm not a big puncher, but the accumulation of my punches would have an effect on him and it wouldn't be pretty. It would be fun."

GL: How has your thumb healed since the Mosley fight? Is it 100%?

LC: "Right now the surgery was good. They just finished that up this week and next week I have a follow up and they're going to give me the green light to fight."

GL: Will this injury lead to any confidences issues or cause you to be reluctant with the left hand?

LC: "Not at all. I'll just wrap my hand and get back to work. I'm looking forward to it."

GL: The bottom line is you're looking to comeback against the best available opponent for the most money available, correct?

LC: "Definitely. And right now Sharmba is the target for shouting me out. He'd be the perfect tune up for me and then we'd take it from there."

GL: Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?

LC: "I want to thank my fans for their support and let all of my fans and the nonbelievers know that I will be the welterweight champion of the world."


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