Chris Colbert is not worried about Deontay Wilder discord
As would be expected, during fight week you would presume a fighter to be thinking solely about their upcoming foe. Yet, this is not fully the case for super featherweight boxer Chris “Primetime” Colbert (15-0, 6 KO’s). On Saturday, July 3 he will face the challenge of replacement opponent Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KO’s). His original adversary, Yuriorkis Gamboa, pulled out due to contracting COVID-19. Instead of fielding focused questions singularly regarding King Tug however, Colbert is also talking a great deal about heavyweight Deontay Wilder.
The situation finds its origin in an interview that Primetime conducted with Fight Hype. During that Q&A Colbert was asked about his feelings about the upcoming Wilder versus Fury trilogy bout. Within his response the super featherweight expressed his belief that Wilder would lose the impending battle. He went even further to say that all the excuses that the Bronze Bomber unearthed only made him look like less of a man.
NO BIG DEAL
Apparently the comments ruffled the feathers of Wilder, or at least someone in his camp, because the video was promptly removed from the playlist. When asked by Boxing Social about the matter, the laid-back New York fighter took it all in stride.
“I’m not even paying attention to it to be honest with you, it was just me giving my honest opinion. If people don’t like it, there is nothing I can do. I was just being honest. I mean we all seen it for ourselves, we seen what happened in the fight between him and Tyson Fury. So, we can’t sugarcoat it!”
“No, not at all, I am not even paying it no mind; I’m just going to continue doing what I do and that’s being me and keep winning.”
Once he has had a chance to stage his dance with King Tug, it will be interesting to see if Colbert has any more words about Wilder. Ultimately this has a huge potential to be a flash in the pan situation, or this could morph into a long standing public feud. In any event, 3kingsboxing will be there to report the news.
By: Bakari Simpson