|Plant City, Florida, April 14, 2023 – Former world champion Luis Collazo faces off against Angel Ruiz in the main event in a ten-round junior middleweight bout on Wednesday, April 19 at the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida.
Collazo (39-8, 20 KOs) was born in Brooklyn and now resides in Riverview, Florida. He won the World Boxing Association World Welterweight title and had one successful defense. Following that reign he later fought for the WBC world welterweight title twice and also the WBC Silver title. Collazo has fought many of boxing’s greats, including Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, Andre Berto, Shane Mosley, and Ricky Hatton.
“Ruiz is a tough fighter – he’s tall with a wide frame and likes to fight,” said Collazo. “So that in itself is going to make a fan friendly event. Boxing fans are going to be in for an entertaining night. I just got to be smart and use my ring generalship, and fight when I want to and need to fight.”
Angel “Relampago” Ruiz (17-2-1, 12 KOs) was born in Ciliacan, Mexico and now resides in Los Angeles. He began his career with five straight knockout wins. This will be Ruiz’ second attempt at a ten-round bout.
Also featured on the card is a battle of undefeated boxers. Vadim Musaev (5-0, 4 KOs), who lives and trains in Hollywood, Florida, was the Silver Medal winner at the 2021 World Championships. He faces off against Mexican Martin Alvarez (7-0, 6 KOs) in a six round welterweight bout.