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VICTOR ORTIZ RETURN PUSHED BACK TO JANUARY 30; WILL FACE LUIS COLLAZO AT BARCLAYS CENTER

By Ben Thompson | November 06, 2013
VICTOR ORTIZ RETURN PUSHED BACK TO JANUARY 30; WILL FACE LUIS COLLAZO AT BARCLAYS CENTER

Sources close to the information have confirmed that former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz will no longer be making his long-awaited return to the ring on the undercard of the December 14 "Danger Zone" event headlined by Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana. Instead, Ortiz will now be facing fellow former welterweight champion Luis Collazo on January 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Collazo first revealed the news earlier today on his official Twitter page, telling his followers, "To all my followers its goin dwn Jan.30 as Well as the non believers.come enjy a festivites of #boxing @barclayscenter vs VĂ­ctor Ortiz". Though initially there was some speculation given that January 30 is a Thursday, we're told that the fight will indeed take place on that date as part of a special anniversary celebration for the Barclays Center leading into Super Bowl Weekend. Though no fights have been officially announced for the projected card, we're told that there's a strong possibility WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin could be defending his title against top challenger Danny Jacobs on that date as well.

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