Former world light welterweight champion Amir Khan and Luis Collazo took part in a media conference call Wednesday to discuss their recently announced co-main event bout on the PPV undercard of Mayweather vs. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 3.
Khan wasted no time in making a bold statement by declaring “I really believe that I belong in the welterweight division…I’m going to own the welterweight division…I really believe that this fight between me and Luis could be the one that could steal the show.”
Collazo also made good use of the media attention by announcing “It’s a fight that can take me to another level in the welterweight division and I’m humbled by the opportunity.”
With the recent addition of Khan Vs Collazo to the PPV boxing event of the year co promoter of the event Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Goldenboy Promotions announced the May 3 event is the most expensive event boxing event ever put together .
“This is our sport’s version of the SuperBowl,” said Schaefer. “I anticipate that any day we are going to announce a complete sellout.”
On Khan vs Collazo, Schaefer added:“I see this as a real 50/50 fight. I can give you ten reasons why Amir Khan is going to win and ten reasons why Luis Collazo is going to win.”
March 26, 2014