PBC Results: Collazo Knocks Out Vasquez
Under the main event spotlight, welterweights Luis Collazo and Sammy Vasquez were both looking to make a statement as relevant names in a packed division. In the end it was Collazo that made that statement, knocking out Vasquez with a brutal right hand in the fifth round.
Collazo (37-7, 20 KOs) dropped Vasquez (21-2, 14 KOs) in the third round, but Vasquez was able to recover and put up a fight in the fourth.
The two battled back and forth from that point on, but in the end it was Collazo’s power that was the deciding factor in the fight.
His knockout of Vasquez in the fifth round, seen above, automatically inserts him into the running for early knockout of the year. Just last weekend we saw a similarly brutal knockout by Mikey Garcia, but Collazo may have topped the lightweight power puncher with his devastating right hand on Vasquez.