"I have been offered the great opportunity of fighting a great fighter in Luis Collazo on a great card alongside my fellow Philly fighter Danny Garcia, it doesn't get any better than this. I surely accepted the challenge and will represent Philadelphia and my hometown of Pittsburgh very well," remarked welterweight contender Steve Upsher Chambers, who jumped at the opportunity to face former welterweight champion Luis Collazo on the undercard of the debut boxing event being held at the Barclays Center on October 20. With the main event seeing unified jr. welterweight champion and fellow Philadeplhian Danny Garcia defending his titles against future Hall of Famer Erik Morales, Chambers is excited to showcase his skills at an event featuring four world championship matchups.
"It's been a long road with a lot of let downs and to have this chance be the first ever boxing event to be held at the new Barclays Center against a great champion also gives me a chance to be part of history. This is a beautiful blessing," Chambers explained. Fully aware that he'll be entering the Lion's Den when he faces Collazo in his hometown, Chambers is confident that he's up for the challenge of upsetting the Brooklyn native in his backyard. "I give my opponent a lot of respect. I have to because he is a proven champion. The one thing I won't do is give him too much respect. I am a man just like he is and we both put our pants on one leg at a time, we both bleed blood, and come October 20th past accolades mean nothing," Chambers added. "It is 0-0, clean slate, and I am gonna be more than ready for the challenge."
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