Former U.S. National Guard member Sammy Vasquez is up against boxing veteran Luis Collazo for the Welterweight title tonight at the Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi. The 10-round main event of a special three-hour edition of Premier Boxing Champions will be telecast on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. EST.
Date and Time: February 2nd, 2017 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Scottrade Center
TV: FOX Sports 1 (US)
The Iraqi veteran Vasquez was the champion of the 2010 and 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championships. Further, Vasquez tried for 2012 U.S. Olympic but was knocked out in the semifinal trials.
He stepped into professional boxing in 2012. Since then he has produced 21 consecutive wins which include 15 KOS. However, his winning crusade was stopped by Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz in the 147-pound category in July 2016.
Collazo, the WBA Welterweight champion in 2005 have been around the boxing scene since the start of the millennia. In his 36-7-0 career, he had fought noteworthy boxing hotshots like Andre Berto(2009), Victor Ortiz(2014), and former lightweight world champ Amir Khan (2014).
Most recently, he was defeated by world champion Keith Thurman in 2015.