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Luis Collazo dedicates fight to LI girl

Boxer Luis Collazo attends GQ Barber Shop Grand

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Luis Collazo will be fighting for many things when he takes on Victor Ortiz on Jan. 30 at Barclays Center.

In addition to setting himself up for big money bout in the near future, the former WBA welterweight champion from Brooklyn will be fighting to impress Brookville 15-year-old Allie Genatt.

Genatt suffers from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that damages kidney...

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Floyd Mayweather agrees to fight Canelo Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts to fans as he

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Is it “The” fight everyone wants to see? Probably not. But is it the best fight available? It most certainly is.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., a world champion at 147 and 154 pounds, has agreed to fight young Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand live on SHOWTIME Pay-per-view.

“I chose my opponent for September 14th and its Canelo Alvarez,” Mayweather tweeted Wednesday...

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Berto back on track to stardom

Victor Ortiz (L) poses with Andre Berto at

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Could this be the last hurrah for Andre Berto as a world class boxer? Considering what he’s been through the last three years, it’s a fair question to ask.

After victories over Luis Collazo and Juan Urango in 2009 and Carlos Quintana and Freddy Hernandez in 2010, Berto (pictured right) was viewed by many as the next great welterweight champion. But his world came crashing down after a unanimous-decision...

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