Chris Colbert heard very clearly but took no offense to Nyambayar’s promise of whooping his ass, when they meet in their WBA interim Junior lightweight title fight and despite his disagreement with the statement, believes every fighter is supposed to be confident until things get settled in the ring.
“He’s a fighter. He got one loss, that ain’t nothing. The one loss ain’t nothing. He can come back from that—but not Saturday night, that’s for sure,” Colbert promised during the final pre-fight press conference Thursday afternoon in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Los Angeles ahead of their fight this weekend. “What I’m saying is, he’s supposed to be confident in his self. He’s not supposed to come in here and say that he’s going to come in here and get washed, which is what’s going to happen.
Nyambayar (12-1, 9KOs) took the fight on two weeks notice, replacing an injured Yuriorkis Gamboa.Colbert however believes that Nyambayar is out of shapes, looks a lot fatter than he has usually been.
“He look fat. Look at him. I’m used to seeing him look skinny. He look chubby. No way I’m losing to him. It’s impossible.”
Nyambaya will be fighting for the second time since losing a wide unanimous decision to long reigning featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr.. Nyambaya dropped Cobia Breedy twice en route to a split decision victory in his last outing.
The unbeaten interim champion Colbert (15-0, 6KOs) will make the second defence of the title which he promises to defend in a spectacular fashion.
“One thing for sure, two things for certain. I know damn well he ain’t beating me,” promises Colbert “Everyone talking about he’s a hard hitter. Michel Rivera is a hard hitter and I spar with these bigger guys.
“Ain’t no way one of these guys from 126 gonna come up and beat me. Ain’t no way I’m losing to him.”