Oscar Collazo Sends Ominous Warning To Melvin Jerusalem
On May 27, Oscar Collazo (6-0, 4 KOs) will challenge WBO minimumweight champion Melvin Jerusalem (20-2, 12 KOs) at Fantasy Springs in Indio, California live on DAZN. Callazo wants to seize the moment in his first world title opportunity.
TAKING NO SHORTS
During a workout for the boxing media in his native Puerto Rico, the challenger talked about taking things to another level in his preparation. Cutting no corners, Collazo spoke on how he’s worked harder than ever.
“I feel like never in my career have we worked so hard for this fight. I have worked very hard for my dream and these big opportunities, and on Saturday, May 27, I will become a world champion for my family and Puerto Rico.
“I’ve been in camp for the past four months, and I have done things the right way with my team. We have taken care of every detail. We have seen every aspect of Melvin Jerusalem, and I can say that I am ready, ready to put on a show on May 27 and have a solid victory.”
Collazo is the mandatory challenger and is considered a rising star by regular observers of the lower-weight divisions. He earned this opportunity with a fifth-round stoppage over Yudel Reyes in a world title eliminator in January 2023.
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He’s facing a Jerusalem that won the title with a surprising second-round stoppage over Masatka Taniguchi in January 2023. During pre-fight interviews, Jerusalem said he plans on knocking Collazo out.
LOOKING TO MAKE HISTORY
However, the mandatory contender has other things in mind. He’s on a mission to become the fastest fighter from Puerto Rico to win a world title. A young man filled with pride and tradition from his boxing-crazed country, the 26-year-old believes deep down his destiny is to win a world title and left the following message for the defending champion.
“I want to tell Melvin Jerusalem to get ready. He thinks I’m just another fighter, but he’s going to find the match of his life. He is fighting with the best of Puerto Rico!”