Boxing fans will get an opportunity to judge the World title prospects of
Irish based Cuban, Alexei Collado Friday (Oct 14) night when he takes on
Venezuelan, Franklin Varela at the Beachcomer Club in Humberston,
Cleethorpes, England. The entire boxing card be streamed live and for
free on Hatton Tv’s
Youtube channel .
super bantamweight contest is scheduled for 10 rounds but the
prodigiously talented Cuban has yet to rely on the judges scorecards in
any of his 14 pro contests to date with every single one of his wins
coming inside the distance. Varela, currently ranked number 12 in the
World by the WBA is no stranger to the UK having lost out to Scott Quigg
in a WBA Inter Continental title fight in July.
Despite his 100%
KO record Collado, a World Junior Champion in the amateur ranks insists
that he prefers to showcase his skills rather than his punch power. “In
the gym I work very hard on improving my technique and my boxing
skills,” said the Cork based fighter. “Knockouts are a bonus of course
but for me the important thing is to win.”
The 23 year old has
mixed in impressive company in his three year pro career to date with
his resume including impressive stoppage wins over former World
Champion, Felix Machado and former World title challenger Christian
However Collado says he is taking nothing for granted on
Friday night. “I saw Varela’s fight with Quigg and I have a lot of
respect for him. He’s World rated and I want to take his rating so it’s a
very important fight for me. I feel that after this fight I will be
ready for big title fights so this fight is an important stepping stone
to reach that level.”
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