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Luis Collazo revealed that he had thoughts of taking his own life as he fought to rise out of a "dark place."

The tough Brooklynite who takes on Amir Khan in Las Vegas this Saturday, said that he once was on the brink of suicide as he struggled with alcoholism.

Collazo, however, found Christianity. And now the 33 year old is giving back to the community of Brooklyn by showing troubled kids that boxing is a way to a better life. 

"I got to a point in my life, I even thought about committing suicide," Collazo said. "I was in a dark place, I turned to alcohol, I turned away from my family and friends. When I was younger I used to have guns in my house.

"One night I just asked God give me a sign: 'If you can change my life over, I will give my life to you.' The next day I woke up a totally different person. The hole I had in my heart was filled. Even my wife could not give me that happiness.

"Back in Brooklyn I'm doing something with teenagers getting in trouble, to set up a boxing program to show them some type of discipline and to let them know that it's not over yet. Just because you are going through some issues, you can still change your life if you really want to."

Collazo's fight with Khan is taking place on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather - Marcos Maidana bout.

Khan is favored in the bout but Collazo's underrated power make this a dangerous proposition the comebacking Britisher.

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