Chris Colbert On Tank Davis Bout: “Not Right Now, I Think In The Future”

Chris Colbert remaining realistic about next bout

Super featherweight contender Chris Colbert, WBA champion Gervonta Davis
Chris Colbert (left), Gervonta Davis

Chris Colbert remaining realistic about next bout

On July 3, WBA Interim World super featherweight champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert (16-0, 6 KO’s) picked up another impressive win. He did so by fairly easily outpointing Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar. Colbert was fighting in the main event of a SHOWTIME boxing telecast, so it was a good thing that he looked up to snuff in his prizefight. Being the WBA Interim super featherweight champion, and ranked #1 by the WBA, the most beneficial person to pursue is WBA Super world super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0, 24 KO’s).

Tank is himself coming off a productive win over former Regular WBA world super lightweight champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios. Naturally feeling that he is one of the best in the world, Primetime would love a title shot next. Yet, as he revealed in his post-fight presser, he knows that chasing a Tank bout is chasing fool’s gold.

“Not right now! I think it would happen in the future, yes, but not right now. Not right now, it makes sense but it don’t make sense. Fights is all about making money…maybe at 135 we’ll end up meeting, and I think that would be a hell of a fight, sold out event. American superstar versus American superstar, so why not?!”


In all honesty, Primetime is being very self-aware and intelligent about the situation. He is very correct to assume that getting the Tank dustup next would be as hard as eating cotton candy underwater. So, even if not now, Colbert is sure that he has what it takes to defeat Davis if they do meet later.

“Me fighting up against a guy like Tank, I know that I would have to be on my P’s and Q’s at all times. And I think I got that defense, I know I got that defense to do that in a twelve round fight against him.”

For now we can only daydream about what a Colbert versus Davis showdown would look like. We also will have to wait to see in what direction Primetime goes in next, opposition-wise. Luckily for the Brooklyn boxer, he has extreme faith in the team and machine behind him. So let’s see what they come up with.

“Like I said, I got a great team. Team Haymon, Showtime, Fox all of them are behind. I’m just grateful for this opportunity.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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