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Good fighter Gerardo Zapata will convey out one of the best in me

Undefeated Puerto Rican Oscar Collazo places his WBO minimumweight title on the road on June 7, when he faces Nicaraguan contender Gerardo Zapata. The pair battles it out on the highest of battle card at Turning Stone Resort On line casino in Verona, New York. The occasion is held throughout Boxing Corridor of Fame Induction Weekend.

Collazo (9-0, 7 KOs) makes the third protection of his belt. The 27-year-old southpaw of Newark, New Jersey stopped Reyneris Gutierrez within the third spherical final outing in January.

“I really feel honored to battle in New York the place the boxing world has its eye and in an excellent week for Puerto Ricans, I can be in anticipation of the induction of Diego Corlares, Ricky Hatton and particularly Ivan Calderon,” Oscar Collazo mentioned. “It’s an honor and I’ll proceed working to someday have the ability to be along with nice immortals like Miguel Cotto, Felix Trinidad and the nice Muhammed Ali.”

“I really feel superb however we are going to make our third protection towards Zapata, fighter who will convey out one of the best in me. Very properly ready as normal, targeted on proving as soon as once more that we’re one of the best in my class. We hope you meet on the Turning Stone, Verona. My followers from upstate New York and all my New York Metropolis come collectively for an excellent evening.”

Coming off a break up draw towards Azael Villar final August, Zapata (14-1-1, 5 KOs) fights for his first world title. The once-beaten 29-year-old native of Managua, Nicaragua makes his U.S. debut.

“I’m very pleased and excited with New alternative to battle for a world championship,” Gerardo Zapata mentioned. “I haven’t stopped coaching after the battle that was scheduled to face WBO 108 lbs champion Jonathan ‘Bomba’ Gonzalez.”

“Making the burden of 105 lbs just isn’t a menace for me. I’m at all times able to carry out. I may battle any fashion and make the changes. There can be a battle on June 7 in New York.”

Among the many bouts featured on the Collazo vs Zapata undercard, Bryce Mills (15-1, 5 KOs) of Syracuse, New York faces Mexico’s Jose Marruffo (14-13-2, 2 KOs) at tremendous light-weight. Different matchups are anticipated to be confirmed shortly.



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