Chris Colbert: “I Want to Be the Big Face of Boxing”

Chris Colbert Looking For Titles and Respect

Chris Colbert in a boxing ring
Chris Colbert

Chris Colbert Looking For Titles and Respect

When it comes to super featherweight Chris “Prime Time” Colbert (13-0, 5 KO’s), there is no denying his self-belief. In fact, by his own calculations, Prime Time feels as though he should have been declared the prospect of the year in 2019 and 2018.

Colbert, 23, is coming off a successful and rather busy 2019 that saw him win all four of his scheduled prizes fights. Two came by way of stoppage. Yet, Colbert is not the type to sit in the corner crying and tearing up snot rags worrying over a perceived lack of recognition. While a young man on Earth, Colbert is somewhat seasoned in the sport.

The brazen Brooklyn boxer understands that politics and public perception go a long way in this industry. Keeping this in mind, Prime Time doesn’t think his proper accolades will come until after he secures a world title, as he revealed in an exclusive interview with AB Boxing News.

“I don’t think they are going to appreciate my talent until I become a world champion and unify a division, but I’m going to go in there and do what I do best. Every time I step into the ring, I make things look easy and that’s what I’m going to continue to do…I want to be the big face of Brooklyn. I want to be the big face of boxing and I am not stopping until I that happens.” Chris Colbert, super featherweight prospect


Having linked ‘success’ with ‘world title’ in his head, Colbert has naturally turned his attention toward acquiring a belt. Currently the WBA has him ranked as their #3 super featherweight, with Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO’s) holding the ‘super’ strap. With his high ranking, Prime Time theorizes that gunning for Cruz, and his belt, would be the quickest road to championship glory.

However, there is no secret that Cruz appears to be heading to pay-per-view to fight Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KO’s). If the Cruz v Davis prizefight does come to fruition, Colbert doesn’t have a problem switching up his game plan. After surveying the current landscape of combatants, he would love to get a crack at WBC world featherweight champion “Mr.” Gary Russell Jr (30-1, 18 KO’s).

Colbert admits that they are friendly with one another, but he is willing to suspend those rosy feelings just long enough to handle their in-ring business.

“It’s only right if I stick to the WBA and get that belt…if Gary Russell want to fight, that’s my guy but business is business. If you want to fight, let’s get it on!” Chris Colbert, super featherweight prospect

By: Bakari Simpson

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