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Boxing: Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (7-0, 5 KOs) vs Garen “Hellboy” Diagan (10-3, 5 KOs)

Puerto Rican sensation Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (7-0, 5 KOs) is set to defend his WBO Mini Flyweight World Championship against Garen “Hellboy” Diagan (10-3, 5 KOs) hailing from General Santos City, Philippines. Scheduled for Saturday, August 26, this bout is the first men’s world title fight in Puerto Rico in over half a decade. The event, a part of the Golden Boy Fight Night Series, will be broadcasted live on DAZN from Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, in partnership with Miguel Cotto Promotions. The DAZN live stream will start at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT. 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% This ad will end in 14

Tickets for the event, ‘Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN: Collazo vs. Diagan’, will be up for sale from Monday, July 31, 2023, at 10:00 am AST, priced at $125, $100, $55, and $25, plus any applicable charges. Purchases can be made at Ticketera.com.

Collazo, also known as “El Pupilo,” has rocketed to prominence among active Puerto Rican boxers, catapulted by his spectacular knockout of former titleholder Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem on May 27. His talent, adaptability, and his lethal left hand punch that shook the ex-champion led to a record-breaking championship fight victory, making him the quickest Puerto Rican to become a world champion.

World Champion Oscar Collazo expressed his excitement to defend his title where he made his pro-debut, “It’s an honor to fight in the same place where great champions like Wilfredo Gómez, Wilfredo Benitez, Tito Trinidad, and Miguel Cotto have fought. This historic moment further cements my career. I am profoundly thankful to Miguel Cotto Promotions, Golden Boy, and DAZN for the faith they’ve placed in me. I can’t wait to defend my title here, before my people of Puerto Rico. As for my opponent, like most Filipinos, he comes ready for battle. He’s a robust fighter with two significant victories under his belt. I’m prepared, and I know I can land damaging blows. I am eager and grateful.”

“Hellboy” Diagan, the sturdy southpaw, has earned his stripes by creating waves in South Africa and Vietnam with his knockout and split decision victories, respectively. Often an underdog on foreign soil, he’s no stranger to surprising victories.

Challenger Garen Diagan shared, “Collazo is a world champion, and I am geared up to bring my top form. I am ready to show the world that I can roll with the best. He’s a tough and well-rounded fighter, and his winning streak speaks volumes about his skill. However, my coach and I have strategized. We’ve been rigorously training, and I plan to give it my all to show everyone that he’s facing a real Filipino.”

OSCAR ‘EL PUPILO’ COLLAZO, WBO MINI FLYWEIGHT: “The excitement is visible as the clock ticks down. Come August 26, I’ll be in peak form, ready to showcase my prowess and defend our title amidst cheers from our loyal supporters.”

“Representing my fellow Puerto Ricans in the ring is an honor. I eagerly await the energy and passion on August 26 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.”

JUAN CARLOS ‘EL INDIO’ CAMACHO JR., SUPER FLYWEIGHT FIGHTER: “The preparation has been intense, and the anticipation is electrifying. August 26 can’t come soon enough for me to embrace the ring, especially in front of my beloved Puerto Rican crowd.”

“The legendary bouts between Puerto Rico and Mexico always catch my eye. Iconic fighters like Tito Trinidad and Miguel Cotto inspire me daily. This August 26, I’m not just fighting; I’m holding my ground, ensuring the WBC NABF Championship remains close to home.”

ANGEL “TITO” ACOSTA, FORMER WORLD CHAMPION: “My return will be monumental. Age has refined me, made me fiercer. The rematch? Predictable. Carlos Buitrago’s strategy is transparent, and on August 26, the Roberto Clemente Coliseum will echo this sentiment.”

KIRIA TAPIA, LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT: “The enthusiasm is hard to contain as I gear up for my third bout. The privilege to fight before my people fills me with pride. I am all set to dazzle the audience and clinch a memorable victory.”

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