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Will Chris Colbert Be Tested by “King Tug?”

Report- Chris Colbert Has New Opponent In Showtime Main Event

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Will Chris Colbert Be Tested by “King Tug?”

Esther Lin- SHOWTIME

Will Chris Colbert Be Tested by “King Tug?”

Saturday night in Carson, CA, rising, unbeaten Super Featherweight Chris Colbert (and his hair color) take center stage, again, in Showtime Premium Cable’s main event. And even though, his opponent is a late replacement, it’s still expected to be a test.

While the 24 year old Brooklyn born Colbert is expected to continue his ascent to a title shot, Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar may be a sturdy obstacle,

When last we saw Colbert, 15-0, 6 KOS in December, he was busy dismantling Jaime Arboleda over 11 rounds for a TKO inside the Premier Boxing Champions/Showtime “bubble” at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. That night Colbert flashed neon pink hair and wicked southpaw straight lefts on his way to scoring three knockdowns and the win.

Hear more about tonight’s Colbert fight on our “Big Fight Weekend Podcast,” as Marquis Johns joined me to discussed the latest news and info in the sport by clicking below,

“I was going to knock [Yuriorkis] Gamboa out cold, and now ‘King Tug’ has to take the knockout,” Colbert told the media Thursday.

“This venue is really known for wars. Come Saturday night I’m definitely going to bring the heat. “I’m ready for this fight. Nyambayar knows he’s in for trouble on Saturday. Nobody out there can take a fight with me on a week-and-half notice and not be in for trouble.”

It’s true that Nyambayar replaced Gamboa last week, however, for all of Colbert’s bravado, the opponent shouldn’t just be dismissed.

The 29 year old Mongolian born fighter now trains out of California and pushed WBC Featherweight champ Gary Russell in a February 2020 decision loss and has showed great chin and heart in a 12-1 pro start.

“Just know this, we are here to win. My team is here to win. I’m ready for Chris Colbert. That’s it,” Nyambayar said Thursday afternoon.

“I don’t care that I’m fighting on short notice at a higher weight. I believe in myself. I can fight at 122, I can fight at 126 and I can fight at 130. “Two weeks’ notice is enough for me. If I didn’t take the fight, Colbert wouldn’t have a fight.

So he should be thankful. Let’s see what happens. I’m going to whoop his ass.”

You like to hear that, but can the short notice replacement back it up? Or will Colbert put him self in line for a title shot soon?

We’re about to find it out.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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