Watch Full Video Highlights Of Chris Colbert Successfully defended his WBA “Interim” Junior Lightweight title with a dominant unanimous decision victory over late replacement Tugstsogh Nyambaya on Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The fight started out competitive, with both fighters making exchanges in the opening round. However, Chris Colbert ran away with the scorecards as the fight progress and dominating with his fast hands. Nyambaya also showed some skill but his output was low and that affected him on the score cards.
Chris Colbert will be making the second defence of his WBA Interim junior Lightweight title against Tugstsogh Nyambaya in a Showtime telecast live from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Nyambaya accepted the fight on two weeks notice, moving up from 126 to challenge Colbert for the Belt ,thereby saving the fight card as an extensive search for an opponent was looking unfruitful.
Colbert is coming off an eleventh round victory over Jaime Arboleda an this will be his second defence since defeating Jezreel Corrales to claim the belt. The belt will lead him to the WBA “Super” Junior Lightweight Champion Gervonta Davis, who most recently knocked out Mario Barrios in the eleventh round to win a WBA strap at Super Lightweight.
Nyambaya, a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist is coming off a split decision win over Cobia Breedy in his last outing, a bounce back from the only loss of his professional career, which came in the hands of long reigning featherweight titlist Gary Russell Jr.. He now occupies the second spot on WBC featherweight rankings and a win here too will bring him closer on the WBA rankings.
Nyambaya will be taking on a huge challenge as he has never fought at 130 pounds in his professional career and has only fought above featherweight just thrice in his career. Colbert on the other hand, is a comfortable super featherweight and a big man in the division, which bring questions marks on Nyambaya , who has found it difficult weighing up to the Featherweight mark on his last three outing.