LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Amir Khan defeated Luis Collazo by unanimous decision in 12 rounds to win the WBC welterweight silver title in a fight held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as a prelude to Mayweather Vs. Maidana.
Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) returned after almost a year for the benefit of inactive Luis Collazo (35-6, 18 KOs) and show that class is a boxer who has not accompanied her jaw.
English moves well in the ring, it is fast and knows how to find the spaces left by the opponent, Luis Collazo and left many. However, when touched stumbles. It is once known replenish the few times I was struck forcefully, but left feeling that the fight could get out of hand, something that did not happen to his fortune.
Luis Collazo started loose, was surprised by the speed of Amir Khan and found no response to the movement of English around the ring. We paid in the fourth when he visited the canvas for the first time in the bout.
In the second half tried to do more Collazo, searched a hit knowing that that could change the fate of the match, but failed. Khan kept filling it with gloves.
In the eighth pulled the judge points to both fighters, first Collazo for hitting low, then Amir Khan to grab repeatedly and hitting behind the head. Both had been warned before. Interestingly the two connected good shots after the punishment of the judge.
In the tenth Amir Khan combined to Collazo, what went wrong and sent him to canvas with a left hook to the liver. Colazo brut rose again to the canvas with another combination. Amir Khan seemed punishment and the judge could stop the fight, but the bell rang with punishing Amir Khan and Collazo spending time on the ropes.
In the closing round Collazo hit low to fight Amir Khan and a couple of minutes, then followed with Amir Khan sending to the end stop.
The judges did justice and gave the victory to Amir Khan with scores of 117-106, 119-104 and 119-104.
After his defeats against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, Amir Khan weaves now 3 wins in a row and is displayed as a contender to be considered for return to the big fights. And ask, Amir Khan Floyd Mayweather Jr. requested for September.