Chris Colbert is promising to deliver fireworks when he meets Tugstsogt ‘King Tug’ Nyambayar in a replacement main event on American Independence Day weekend at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, on July 3.
WBA Interim 130lbs belt holder Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) was scheduled to face Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa before the veteran suffered an injury in training camp. Former WBC featherweight title challenger Nyambayar has been drafted in, for what many would consider a more compelling fight.
“I’m very excited to be back in the ring on July 4 weekend,” said Colbert. “I get to set off my fireworks on Showtime the night before.
“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. 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.”
Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs) claimed an Olympic silver medal representing his native Mongolia in the London 2012 Games and now resides in Southern California, where he’s guided by coach John Pullman.
“When I got the call about this fight, I jumped at the opportunity,” added Nyambayar. “I can’t wait to compete. I was born for fights like this. I’m going to leave it all in the ring and give the fans a great show on July 3.”
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