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The Kid With Something to Prove: Chris Colbert

Last Updated on July 1, 2021 7:29 am by

The Kid With Something to Prove: Chris Colbert

Chris Colbert, one of the young men featured in the Netflix documentary Counterpunch, is an emerging talent hailing from the historic boxing mecca of New York. The two-time national champion, Junior Olympian, and Golden Gloves champion seems to have a natural talent for making it in the world of boxing, but he fights with a chip on his shoulder. That chip was put there because he knows the odds of getting out of the hellhole he grew up in are stacked against him, so the young man trains and fights like a man possessed. Signed by Premier Boxing Champions and associated with Mayweather Promotions, mentored by Al Haymon and Bernard Hopkins, Colbert is poised to achieve the success he desires.

Chris Colbert in the spotlight this week

After some busy boxing weekends, this Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing telecast headlined by undefeated WBA interim super featherweight champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) against Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs) will be virtually the only significant boxing action as the United States celebrates Independence Day weekend. 

Colbert has a professional record of 15-0, with half a dozen knockouts. He won the WBA interim title on January 18, 2020, when he defeated former Panamanian world champion Jezzrel Corrales and made the first defense last December by knocking out fellow Panamanian Jaime Arboleda in the 11th round.

Facing a dangerous opponent like the Panamanian Jaime Arboleda, who came with a record of 16 wins, 13 of them by knockout, and only one loss, Chris Colbert rounded at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville one of the best performances of the year because he was not only the stylist in the ring but also the fighter. With a surprising ability to change guard, the American became a riddle impossible to solve for the Panamanian, who never stopped looking for him with powerful punches to the soft areas. And there can be added one more virtue to the undefeated: resistance, determined not only to win but also to provide the show. Colbert did not dodge the war of cross blows in the short distance. And there again, he was the more accurate of the two. Already in the second round, he left Arboleda reeling, but the bell saved him.

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When and where does Chris Colbert fight?

Chris Colbert’s next fight will take place on July 3, 2021, against Tugstsogt Nyambayar; the fight will occur in Carson, California, at 21:00 ET and broadcast on FITE PPV.

Betting line:

Chris Colbert: (-600).

Tugstsogt Nyambayar: (+400).

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