Ahead of his WBO Mini Flyweight World Championship defense, Puerto Rico’s Oscar Collazo (7-0, 5 KOs) conducted a press conference. Collazo is set to face off against Garen Diagan (10-3, 5 KOs) from General Santos City, Philippines, on Saturday, August 26. The event, presented by Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN in partnership with Miguel Cotto Promotions, will be hosted at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan. The DAZN broadcast is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT.
The press conference also unveiled the stacked undercard. In the co-main event, a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown will unfold as NABF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos “El Indio” Camacho Jr. (15-1, 7KOs) goes against Guadalajara, Mexico’s Jorge Orozco (17-3-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout at 115 pounds.
Former WBO 108-pound world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta will compete in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBO International Flyweight Championship against an opponent to be announced soon. Top Dominican Republic prospect Yan Carlos “Dangerous” Santana (8-0, 8 KOs) will face off against hard-hitting Puerto Rican Jostin Ortíz (4-0, 3 KOs) of Vega Alta in a six-round featherweight division duel.
Further, Yair “Manotas” Gallardo (4-0, 4 KOs) from Chihuahua, Mexico, currently training out of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, will square off against Wichita, Kansas’ Kevin Johnson (3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round cruiserweight division bout. Yariel Santiago (7-0, 2 KOs) from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will meet José Del Valle (5-11-3,1 KO) in a six-round fight at 135 pounds, aiming to prove himself as Puerto Rico’s most significant lightweight.
Jean Pagán, the son of veteran Olympic coach Luis ‘Jim’ Pagán, is set to make his professional debut in San Juan. José Díaz, cousin of renowned fighter ‘Pitufo’ Díaz, will also debut in a four-round fight at 130 pounds.
OSCAR “EL PUPILO” COLLAZO, WBO MINI FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION, shared his excitement, stating, “I feel very happy and grateful for the support of my companies Miguel Cotto Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN for giving me the opportunity to fight here at home in front of all my people… we know that we will put up a great fight and defend our title.”
HECTOR SOTO, PRESIDENT OF MIGUEL COTTO PROMOTIONS, added, “We are very happy to present boxing fans in Puerto Rico with a world championship event… Without a doubt Oscar Collazo is the face of boxing in Puerto Rico… This event on August 26 will be one with a lot of action, all the fights are of quality, and they are very hot where anything can happen.”
At the Felix Pagán Pintor municipal gym nestled in Amelia, Guaynabo City, WBO World Mini Flyweight Champion Oscar ‘El Pupilo’ Collazo (7-0, 5 KOs) welcomed media representatives for a behind-the-scenes look into his preparation for the August 26 title defense. He’s set to defend his title against Filipino boxer Garen ‘Hellboy’ Diagan (10-3, 5 KOs) at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Boxing enthusiasts worldwide can catch this 12-round clash live on DAZN, an event held in collaboration with Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment.
Alongside Collazo, various fighters slated for the event’s undercard made appearances, divulging tidbits about their ongoing training regimens. Juan Carlos ‘El Indio’ Camacho Jr. (15-1, 7 KOs) preps for his face-off against Jorge Luis Orozco (17-3-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Former world champs Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (23-4, 22 KOs) is slated against ex-world contender Carlos ‘El Chocorroncito’ Buitrago (37-9-1, 21 KOs) in the flyweight category. In a six-round contest, Kiria Tapia (2-0) gears up to challenge Simone Aparecida, fighting at 130 pounds.
OSCAR ‘EL PUPILO’ COLLAZO expressed, “The countdown is on. We’re ready and raring for August 26. I’m honored to represent Puerto Rico and I eagerly await meeting my fans at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.”
JUAN CARLOS ‘EL INDIO’ CAMACHO JR. conveyed his readiness, “With each tick of the clock, my anticipation grows. I’ve been inspired by legends like Tito Trinidad and Miguel Cotto, and I’m committed to retaining my WBC NABF Championship.”
ANGEL “TITO” ACOSTA sounded confident about his comeback, stating, “I’ve returned stronger and more seasoned. Buitrago is in for a challenge, and come August 26, all will bear witness.”
KIRIA TAPIA, excited for her third fight, shared, “It’s exhilarating to be part of such a grand event. My focus is on delivering a spectacular performance and emerging triumphant.”
For those eager to be part of this electric atmosphere, tickets are up for grabs on PRTicket.com, priced at $55 and $25.