Chris Colbert will make a huge return against late replacement Tugstsogt Nyambayar this coming Saturday July third at the Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
Colbert was originally scheduled to face Yuriorkis Gamboa but the former champion pulled out due to a rib injury, paving the way for former featherweight title challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar, who moves up to face Colbert for the WBA “Interim” Super Featherweight title.
Colbert will be going in against a smaller Man in this encounter and will owning a significant reach advantage but will definitely be facing a much tougher opponent than what the 39 year old Gamboa.
“This is just another day, another dollar. I have a job to do, and that’s to get the win by any means necessary, but I’m looking to dominate,” said Colbert. “I expect Nyambayar to bring his A-game though because he knows he’ll be in there with a monster. I may not be the biggest puncher in the world, but I know how to finish a guy and get him out of there, and on July 3 that’s exactly what I’ll be looking to do”.
Nyambaya expressed how happy he was to take up the challenge, having already fought at 130 pounce thrice in the past. However, his last performance at that weight was way back in 2018.
Nyambaya has fought just ones in a title fight and that ended in a wide unanimous decision loss to Long time reigning super featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. back in February 2020. He has since then bounced back with a split decision victory over Cobia Breezy.
Chris Colbert vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar, 12 rounds, for Colbert’s WBA interim junior lightweight title
Michel Rivera vs. Jon Fernández, 12 rounds, WBA lightweight eliminator
Richardson Hitchins vs. Darwin Price, 10 rounds, junior welterweights