Luis Collazo coming out of retirement on April 19: I'm back!

On April 19 in Plant City, Florida, the main event will see former WBA world welterweight champion Luis Collazo lock horns with Angel Ruiz Astorga over ten rounds. The fight will be streamed by Pro Box TV.

Collazo (39-8, 20 KOs) makes his return to the ring 16 months after going toe-to-toe, with the now-world champion Eimantas Stanionis. The fight ended prematurely due to an accidental clash of heads, prompting the referee to call the fight off as a no-contest during the fourth round.

Astorga (17-2-1, 12 KOs) comes off a draw over Jesus Pina Najera in Mexico last June, having previously gone the distance with the undefeated Giovani Santillan. Astorga’s biggest win comes by way of a unanimous decision over Bobirzhan Mominov.

“I want to show boxing that I’m back!” Collazo stated. “I’m having one last run at this. I want to fight for another title. I’m not happy with how my last fight ended with the head clash. So, I’m back on ProBox TV again and can’t wait to show everyone some great boxing.

“I’m bringing fireworks to Plant City on Wednesday, I’m going to put on a real show. I can’t wait to show boxing what they have been missing.”

Collazo has shared the ring with some of the very best fighters of his era. The veteran has squared off with the likes of Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, Andre Berto, Shane Mosley, and Ricky Hatton.

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