Chris Colbert has a a lot youthful, brisker opponent for his upcoming title protection than Yuriorkis Gamboa.
BoxingScene.com has discovered that featherweight contender Tugstsogt Nyambayar has agreed to maneuver as much as the junior light-weight division on brief discover to problem Colbert on July 3. Nyambayar will battle for Colbert’s WBA interim 130-pound championship within the 12-round foremost occasion of a Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast from Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California.
Nyambayar is a featherweight, however the 28-year-old Mongolian is 11 years youthful than Gamboa. The Cuban born-Gamboa suffered rib and heel accidents whereas coaching in Las Vegas lately and withdrew from his scheduled battle with Colbert late final week.
In his most up-to-date look, Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs) beat Cobia Breedy (15-1, 5 KOs) by cut up choice in a 12-round featherweight battle September 19 at Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Connecticut. The 2012 Olympian’s lone loss as knowledgeable got here in opposition to WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs), who beat Nyambayar by unanimous choice of their 12-rounder in February 2020 at PPL Middle in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The 39-year-old Gamboa has gained world titles in three weight courses, however the 2004 Olympic gold medalist is nicely previous his prime.
Unbeaten WBC world light-weight champ Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) dominated Gamboa within the Cuban-born boxer’s most up-to-date battle. Gamboa misplaced all 12 rounds to Haney on two of three scorecards November 7 at Seminole Onerous Rock Lodge & On line casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) stopped Gamboa within the 12th spherical of Gamboa’s earlier battle, which occurred in December 2019 at State Farm Area in Atlanta.
Brooklyn’s Colbert, 24, produced most likely his most spectacular efficiency in his final battle. He dominated Panama’s Jaime Arboleda (16-2, 13 KOs) on his technique to an 11th-round stoppage December 12 at Mohegan Solar Area.
Showtime’s telecast July 3 will characteristic a 12-round WBA light-weight elimination match between the Dominican Republic’s Michel Rivera (20-0, 13 KOs) and Spain’s Jon Fernandez (21-1, 8 KOs). The Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios bout, Showtime Pay-Per-View’s foremost occasion Saturday night time at State Farm Area, additionally will likely be replayed as a part of the July 3 broadcast.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.