Collazo dethrones Jerusalem for WBO 105lb title

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Photo: Golden Boy Promotions / Cris Esqueda

Fast-tracking WBO #1 minimumweight Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (7-0, 5 KOs) dethroned WBO 105lb champion Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem (20-4, 12 KOs) by seventh round TKO on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Collazo began breaking down Jerusalem midway and Jerusalem was kept on his stool after round seven. Collazo won the world title in just his seventh pro fight.

“We knew we had a solid challenge ahead of us, but thanks to my corner, they helped me stay calm throughout the fight,” said Collazo afterward. “I knew I had to establish the pace with my jab, and by the fourth or fifth round we started to hit the body and he didn’t like it. We chopped the tree and we made history for Villalba. I will see you all in Puerto Rico in August, where I will make my first title defense.”

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  • Oscar’s body shots were the beginning to the end for Jerusalem. It was a good investment for Oscar to focus on the body of Melvin.

    Another “No Mas” added to the long list of No mas.

  • Minimumweigjt has been of the radar since the days of Finito Lopez, I hope Collazo brings it some attention.

  • If Erick Rosa can beat Niyomtrong, Collazo – Rosa would be Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic – could be a pretty big unification fight. He was excellent last night.

      • You think Erick Rosa looks like Tank, Burucho?? Let me take a good look…. I can see that! Yeah. They do look a little alike.

  • Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem gets tired easily in latter rounds, he punched himself out RIP

  • first couple rds.i thought he was out gunned, this little dude has got a gas tank, can crack, going to be hard to beat.

  • Congrats to Collazo. Great fighting. Only 7 fights and already a champion.

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