Lem’s latest: Luis Collazo suffers hand injury versus Amir Khan


LAS VEGAS — Wearing a cast on his left arm, southpaw Luis Collazo told that he broke a finger during his near-shutout loss to Amir Khan on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana card Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

Khan (29-3, 19 knockouts) knocked Collazo (35-6, 18 KOs) down three times en route to a 119-104, 119-104 and 117-106 decision.

"I broke my pinkie in the fourth round, but you've got to go in there and try to give the fight fans what they want, which is excitement," said Collazo, who also had stitches over his right eye. "I wasn't throwing the left hand the way that I would have liked to have thrown it, but it is what it is. It happened, and you just have to deal with it and keep going forward, that's all.

"Nothing really surprised me. But there were so many times where I know that I could have done more. But it is what it is."

Khan was making his 147-pound debut against a career welterweight in Collazo, who had gone 6-1 with four knockout victories in his previous seven fights.


Adrien Broner was showered by boos from fans for his comments during an in-the-ring interview with Showtime's Jim Gray after his unanimous decision over Carlos Molina on the Mayweather-Maidana card.

"I've beaten Afri-CANS," Broner said in part. "I just beat the f— out of a Mexi-CAN."

Many in the crowd were Latino.

Asked whether he believes Broner crossed a line with his comments, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who promotes Broner, said, "Yes, I do believe that to be the case."

"I think that sometimes he says stuff without really thinking," said Schaefer. "But as I got into the ring, the first thing that he said to me was, 'I'm so sorry that I said what I said.' … He rubs a lot of people the wrong way. But I do think that there is sort of a line and that that line has been crossed."


Super middleweight J'Leon Love (18-0, 10 KOs) rose from a fifth-round knockdown to earn a unanimous decision over former title challenger Marco Antonio Periban (20-2-1, 13 KOs) on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard. Love won by scores of 95-93, 96-93 and 97-92.

The bout was the third at 168 pounds for Love after he moved up from middleweight. He hopes to challenge WBC beltholder Sakio Bika, who, like Love, is advised by Al Haymon.

"I feel good at 168. I feel strong and comfortable and focused at this weight," said Love. "I feel like I'm making some noise here. The closest one with a title is Sakio Bika, and I know he holds that WBC. Maybe that's the one that we'll go for."