Miguel Cotto Promotions has high expectations for several of their fighters for 2022 - including Oscar Collazo and Danielito Zorrilla, who understand that they could be close to fighting for world titles.
Héctor Soto, vice president of the promoting company, and executive director Bryan Pérez, stipulated that both Collazo and Zorrilla look like strong contenders to compete for world championships, either from the World Boxing Organization (WBO) or of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
Collazo (4-0, 3 KO's) won the WBO 105-pound Latin championship on December 4, 2021 by defeating Ecuadorian Pedro Villegas by knockout in the third round in a fight in Panama. For his part, Zorrilla (16-0, 12 KO's) successfully defended his undefeated and NABO belt at 140 pounds by defeating Mexican Pablo César Cano by knockout in the second round on September 14.
“I would tell you that 2022 is going to be the year of Oscar Collazo and Danielito Zorrilla. They are going to be consecrated as the great figures and next important figures of Puerto Rican boxing. They have earned it, they have worked for it and in each fight they affirm it more," declared Pérez to Sara Hernandez.
“Oscar Collazo was a fighter who debuted in 2020. Unfortunately the pandemic arrived and he only fought twice that year, then he fought in March 2021 and ended with a great fight in Panama, where he made history by winning a regional title in the WBO with only four fights.
"[Zorrilla is a] great talent and great potential to become world champion. He had a great fight with Pablo César Cano, whom he disarmed in only two rounds. Cano is a fighter of quality, who fought with Paul Malignaggi, with Shane Mosley, with Jorge Linares and gave them tough fights. Danielito neutralized that fighter in two rounds. That should tell us the level of boxing that Danielito Zorrilla has.
“He is in an extremely important division (140 pounds) in boxing. He is hungry, he has the desire and with the support of our company there is no doubt that Zorrilla is going to be world champion soon and in 2022 that will be his goal."