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Collazo headlines Labor Day card

8/14/2013

After the Labor Day BBQ you can settle in and watch live boxing.

That’s because former welterweight titlist Luis Collazo will face Alan Sanchez in the scheduled 10-round main event on Sept. 2 (Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes, 9 p.m. ET) at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas, Golden Boy Promotions announced.

The card is the second installment of the company’s new twice-monthly Monday night “Golden Boy Live” series.

In the co-feature, San Antonio's Raul Martinez squares off with Mexico's Daniel Quevedo in an eight-round junior featherweight fight.

Although Collazo (33-5, 17 KOs), a 32-year-old southpaw from New York, has lost his three highest-profile fights, decisions to Ricky Hatton (a very debatable one), Shane Mosley and Andre Berto (in a tremendous action fight), he has won his past two fights and is one of a number of name welterweights in Golden Boy’s deep stable. A win against Sanchez (12-2-1, 6 KOs), 22, of Fairfield, Calif., who is riding a seven-fight winning streak, could propel him into another high-profile bout.

Martinez (29-3, 17 KOs), 31, has come up short in two world title fights, a fourth-round knockout to Nonito Donaire in a 2009 flyweight title bout and a sixth-round technical decision to Rodrigo Guerrero in a 2011 junior bantamweight title fight. Martinez is also coming off a four-round decision loss to sub-.500 Omar Gonzalez in April, so this is a must-win for him if he has any prayer of contending again. Quevedo (13-13-3, 8 KOs), 29, is 0-2-1 in his past three fights.