Colbert On Nyambayar: “I Just Want To Make A Statement And Stop Him!”

Chris Colbert promises to put the hurt on King Tug

Chris Colbert and Tugstsogt Nyambayar speak at the final presser for their July 3 fight
Chris Colbert (left), Tugstsogt Nyambayar

Chris Colbert promises to put the hurt on King Tug

In his upcoming July 3 prizefight, 3Kingsboxing 2020 Prospect of the Year Chris “Primetime” Colbert (15-0, 6 KO’s) is looking to fulfill a personal goal. When he tests his might against Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KO’s), the super featherweight pugilist will be aiming for a stoppage.

Colbert understands that his critic’s favorite knock against him is not being a concussive striker. Naturally, Primetime would not agree with that assessment. Yet, being a child of the big city, Colbert realizes that it’s better to show than to tell. So when he takes the stage in his SHOWTIME Boxing main event, he knows a stoppage will go a long way. This is exactly what the humorous bruiser promised at the final presser.

“Dominating performance! I don’t think it’s going past ten to be honest with you. But I am just going to keep proving that I have some type of power come Saturday night, definitely… I’m going to just keep doing what I do best and that’s beat people up! Come Saturday, I just want to make a statement and stop him because I would be the first person to stop him. ”


Beyond believing in his skills, Colbert simply can’t fathom a competitor defeating him with only two weeks’ notice. Especially, when that fighter is moving up from and going back down to the featherweight division. Originally, Primetime was slated to square-up with Yuriorkis Gamboa, but that was before Gamboa withdrew after suffering a rib injury. With a slot open in the coveted main event position, King Tug was happy to fill in. For his money, Colbert is convinced he smokes anyone even with a full camp, but under these conditions he feels it’s hopeless.

“He knows he’s in for some trouble. Ain’t nobody in the division, nobody in the world can take a fight with me on a week and a half’s notice. I don’t give a damn who you is! And he know he in trouble come Saturday night.”


Despite his feelings about the short notice, Colbert is grateful that Nyambayar stepped in for Gamboa. While Gamboa is no doubt the bigger name, by boxing standards he is an AARP card-carrying has-been. Harsh perhaps, but true nonetheless. Gamboa is coming off back-to-back losses where he was thoroughly outclassed in one (Devin Haney) and concussed in the other (Gervonta Davis). At this point, he is being carted in like name brand steak to be cannibalized by hungry young fighters.

Nyambayar on the other hand is younger, fresher and only has one points loss to Gary Russell Jr who is arguably one of the best current fighters in the game. For these reasons, many will view King Tug as the sterner of the two tests. This fact is not lost on Colbert.

“I give the man his respect, he is definitely a better opposition I’m going against right now than fighting Gamboa because when people think about Gamboa they think about him being washed up and thrown over the river. But it’s going to be the same outcome come Saturday night to be honest. I didn’t care who it was, Gamboa, King Tug, Arnold Schwarzenegger, whoever it was the same outcome.”

Chris Colbert has never been one to hold his tongue, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can enforce his word on July 3. Provided that he is successful in his endeavor, Primetime will certainly help advance his case that he is major trouble in the division.

By: Bakari Simpson

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