Chris Colbert outclasses Tugstsogt Nyambayar, wins wide decision

Chris Colbert not just was better than Tugstsogt Nyambayar on Saturday in Carson, Calif. He was likewise much busier, which led to a long night for the Mongolian.

Colbert outboxed and outworked the 2012 Olympic silver medalist to win a large choice in a 12-round 130-pound battle and remain on course towards his very first title shot.

Nyambayar took the battle on less than 2 weeks’ notification and went up from 126 pounds, a double whammy that Colbert had actually anticipated would be difficult to conquer come battle time.

Nevertheless, one got the sensation that Nyambayar might’ve had 3 months to prepare and absolutely nothing would’ve been various. That’s how controling Colbert was from starting to end.

Colbert (16-0, 6 KOs) most likely might’ve won the battle with his jab alone, as he tossed more of that punch than Nyambayar (12-2, 9 KOs) tossed overall punches. Include exceptional footwork and a lot of power shots – consisting of fast mixes – and you got a one-sided battle.

Tugstsogt Nyambayar (left) took 3 times as numerous punches as he landed. Esther Lin / Showtime

Nyambayar, a great, knowledgeable fighter, had some favorable minutes. He landed a handful of tough, eye capturing shots. Nevertheless, that was the exception. He invested the majority of the battle going after the active Colbert and consuming shots for his effort.

The natural 126-pound just had neither the speed nor the capability to turn the tide at any point in the battle. Nyambayar’s only achievement was that he had the ability to endure to the last bell, although Colbert isn’t referred to as a huge puncher.

“I’m very slick,” Colbert stated. “It’s not that easy to hit me. If you get me with one, you got lucky.”

The CompuBox numbers assist inform the story. Colbert landed nearly 3 times as numerous punches as Nyambayar general (218-78) and nearly two times as numerous power shots (106-58).

Therefore, the main ratings weren’t unexpected: 117-111, 118-110 and 118-110. Boxing Addict scored it 119-109, 11 rounds to one.

Chris Colbert has actually had his hand raised in all his battles. Esther Lin / Showtime

“He carried power for a 126-pounder,” Colbert stated of Nyambayar. “Boxing is about hitting and not getting hit. I had to use my Muhammad Ali tactics and float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

“… This was a great fight and ‘Tug’ did a great job coming in off only a week and a half of training for me. I take off my hat to him and wish him nothing but the best in his career.”

What’s next in Colbert’s profession?

He obviously will need to play a waiting video game. He’s ranked No. 1 by the WBA, whose champ is Gervonta Davis. “Tank” is anticipated to combat at 135 pounds or above moving forward, which suggests the title may be opening quickly.

Colbert has actually stated he’d like to combat No. 2-ranked Xavier Martinez, which might be for the champion, although Rogert Gutierrez and Mark Urbanov hold secondary titles above him in the WBA’s strange ranking system.

He likewise pointed out three-division titleholder Leo Santa Cruz as a possible challenger.

Something appears specific: Colbert will be challenging to beat no matter who he combats or what, if anything is at stake.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.