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Title Fights From Around the World: Oscar Collazo Defeats Gerardo Zapata in Dominant Fashion

Oscar Collazo Victorious: Title Fights From Around the World

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Title Fights From Around the World: Oscar Collazo Defeats Gerardo Zapata in Dominant Fashion

Photo credit: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions

Title Fights From Around the World: Oscar Collazo Defeats Gerardo Zapata in Dominant Fashion

Today, boxing world title fights take place around the globe and are more accessible to watch than ever before. Sometimes, championship bouts do not receive as much attention and go underreported. Big Fight Weekend commits to writing about boxing news, previews, and recaps. As such, the site now has a recurring segment on championship bouts – from around the world from the past week.

The focus of these pieces will be on clashes ranging from atomweight to heavyweight that had the WBA, WBC, IBF, and/or WBO titles on the line. The latest edition of “Title Fights From Around the World” consists of just one recap. After a brief scare, a reigning world champion dominated his way to victory.

Title Fights from Around the World

Oscar Collazo Victorious on Golden Boy Promotions Fight Night

Oscar Collazo (10-0, 7 KOs) won a unanimous decision against Gerardo Zapata (14-2-1, 5 KOs) to remain the WBO minimumweight champion.

Scores for the contest were 119-109 (x2) and 117-110. The fight headlined a Golden Boy Promotions card in collaborationwith Miguel Cotto Promotions at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Fight fans around the world could catch the action live on DAZN. The event was part of the festivities relating to the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend.

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In round two, Collazo was hit with a hard right hand that had him shaky legs. He was quick to recover, however, and went back to using his superior technical ability to outbox Zapata. Collazo boxed and moved against an aggressive opponent, whom he gradually wore down. As Zapata slowed down, the reigning champion became more aggressive and continued to outwork the Nicaraguan till the end of the fight.

“He hit me with a good shot. It landed well. He had a lot of power to him,” said Collazo after the fight. “We boxed intelligently and enacted our plan. Champions are able to stay strong and get stronger with adversity. You get knocked down, you wobble, and you get back up stronger and more intelligent. I showed that tonight. I want any champion next.”

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In addition to DAZN, fight fans could watch most of the action on the Golden Boy Promotions YouTube channel. Click here or the play button below for the broadcast. Video courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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