Former world welterweight champion Luiz Collazo has called on Shawn Porter to agree a clash following his recent knockout of Sammy Vasquez.
Collazo scored one of the most spectacular KO’s of the year so far when taking out Vasquez last week and the veteran now wants Porter to step up and accept his offer to trade blows later in 2017.
“I’m a slow-starter. I’m better from a distance and I have the experience. I’m 35 but I still feel like I have a lot left in the ring,” said Collazo after his win.
“I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’m completely dedicated to this sport and ready to keep moving forward. Everyone said I was faded but now I have the opportunity to keep going.
“Sammy caught me with some good shots. He got me with a big overhand left. He’s a strong fighter.
“There are a lot of great fights coming up in the welterweight division. I know Shawn Porter doesn’t have an opponent right now. I’m ready to get it on if he is,” he added.
Porter has been linked to a contest opposite Andre Berto following talks in 2016, although so far both have failed to agree terms for what could be a final stepping stone to a world title shot.
‘Showtime’ is yet to appear in the ring since losing out to Keith Thurman last June but may have his sights set higher than ‘big-punching’ Collazo who is seen as too much risk for too little reward.