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Power Play: Luis Collazo signs with Al Haymon

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Luis Collazo (35-5), who is a former welterweight world titlist, has signed with Al Haymon. The move comes after Collazo scored a 2nd round knockout victory over Victor Ortiz (29-5-2) on Jan 30.

With fighters such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Danny Garcia, Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse, Peter Quillin, Deontay Wilder, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Devon Alexander and Paulie Malignaggi on Team Haymon, it is almost certain that Collazo will take part in an intriguing match up within the foreseeable future. It is no secret that Haymon is one of the most powerful advisers within the sport of boxing and should provide Collazo with significant opportunities to go to the top of the sport.

Even more, Collazo has become a main figure at one of the focal locations on the East Coast, the Barclays Center. Hence, it is likely that Haymon sees significant opportunities for Collazo, who is a proud native of Brooklyn, to take part in meaningful fights and become an even bigger attraction which would result in higher ticket sales at the Barclays Center.

Collazo told,

"I'm looking forward to a big year ahead and signing with Team Haymon is just one of the first steps," Collazo said. "He works with a lot of guys in my division and with this new step in the right direction, I'm sure I will be fighting some of them in the near future."

Interestingly, Collazo has not been shy about calling out Floyd Mayweather and is adamant that his signing with Haymon will put him a position to accomplish such a feat. Thus, it is likely that Collazo will have to pull off another notable victory in order to get the opportunity he seeks.

Only time will tell, but the sky is the limit for Collazo as his recent win streak has put him back in the mix. Collazo's signing with Haymon places him with an advisor that has the fight stable and power to put him in line for another world title opportunity. It should be interesting to depict what plan Haymon has mapped out for Collazo as the power play adds to the intrigue of the welterweight division.