Saturday, February 10, 2007

Collazo wants to tattoo Mosley

By Lance Pugmire

Brooklyn fighter says its time for the champion from Pomona to "pass the torch" to him.

Shane Mosley is fighting a recent champion who's 10 years younger, a tricky southpaw who claims the time has come for the 35-year-old boxer from Pomona to "pass the torch."

Brooklyn's Luis Collazo said this week that former three-division champion Mosley is no longer "at his prime," and estimated the veteran is "80%" of the fighter he was earlier this decade when he handed Oscar De La Hoya two losses.

"My speed, my ability to move, my combinations — I think I'll come out with a decision," Collazo predicted of Saturday night's interim World Boxing Council welterweight championship fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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