Late in the second round of the fight, Victor Ortiz let loose a wild right hook and Luis Collazo could see it coming. He dodged it and struck back with his own right, tight and quick. The punch caught Ortiz on the jaw and he tumbled to the canvas. The 8,000 or so in the Barclay Center stands erupte ... More >>
Luis Collazo grew up in Williamsburg and learned to box he was 10. At 13, his family moved to East New York, so he trained at the Starrett City Boxing Club, the legendary gym that produced Shannon Briggs and Zab Judah, among other talents. Over the next two decades, Collazo blossomed into a solid ... More >>
In 1982, I wrote my first story for the Voice, a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar, then editor of Ring Magazine. The piece was hooked to the Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney heavyweight championship fight, still one of the biggest-grossing bouts in boxing history. Twenty-eight years later, Sugar is ... More >>
No one put it quite this way, but you get the feeling that the old guard boxing culture understands that with Oscar De La Hoya's retirement -- and this time it would appear to be for real -- that an era has come to an end. Boxing will continue to be a major sport in the U.S., but increasingly ... More >>
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