Named after ‘The Golden Boy,’ Oscar Collazo wants to make his own legacy
He turned into named after the “Golden Boy” himself.
Now Oscar Collazo is destined to make his own legacy.
After shooting a gold medal on the 2019 Pan-American video games in Peru, Oscar “The student” Collazo set aside his Olympic aspirations to turn skilled. In his February debut, the junior flyweight scored a 3rd-circular knockout of Vicente Cheneque in Puerto Rico.
“My mom named me after Oscar De La Hoya,” Collazo cited. “That’s anything i will inform him once I see him.”
The 23-12 months-ancient, who was born in New Jersey however is based in Puerto Rico, hinted that his resolution to forego the Olympics changed into not some thing he took calmly.
“It was a dream of mine to compete in the Olympics,” Collazo introduced. “but there turned into discuss my weight type being cut out fully, so I decided to go seasoned.
just over a month following his debut, the 2020 Olympics have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With coronavirus cases rising once once again globally, there’s talk in regards to the video games being canceled altogether.
although, Collazo has remained upbeat regardless of the odds.
“It has been very challenging for me and my group,” he conceded. “however we’ve not ever let it get to our head. We’ve been practicing due to the fact that the primary day of the pandemic.
“Nothing stopped us as a result of we need to be competent in case we get called to fight.
WHAT A DEBUT! 💥 🥊
Oscar Collazo didn’t stop throwing punches, his drive and change of angles received him the TKO! 💪
he’s lower back the next day evening in his domestic of Puerto Rico!
Estamos en tu esquina Oscar! #TeamCollazo pic.twitter.com/ay3hw27FmB
— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) December 4, 2020
On Saturday, Collazo (1-0, 1 knockout) will face former novice rival Kevin Cruz at Coliseo Pedrin Zorrilla, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Cruz, who’s making his pro debut, is calling to settle multiple rankings with Collazo.
“I fought Kevin Cruz in the amateurs twice and received both fights,” he mentioned.
however Collazo insinuated that Cruz isn’t going to be a stroll within the park.
“He’s a hard hitter,” he defined. “He throws loads of punches, however I suppose that my ring intelligence and IQ will get me (an extra) W.”
Collazo, who had over a hundred and fifty novice fights, signed with Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions ultimate year.
“We had wonderful negotiations,” he spoke of of the deal. “It’s wonderful to have lots of support with individuals that want to develop with you within the recreation of boxing.
“inner of Miguel Cotto Promotions, there are very first rate boxers in the recreation, and lifestyles itself.”