Tugstsogt Nyambayar is not here to roll over!
Mongolian featherweight boxer Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KO’s) is a proud fighter. This is the primary reason why he jumped at the chance to face super featherweight Chris “Primetime” Colbert (15-0, 6 KO’s) on July 3. In Colbert, he saw a terrific undefeated pugilist in his prime, ranked #1 (WBA) and who was one weight class up. Even having less than two full weeks’ notice was not enough to deter King Tug from accepting the challenge as he told Behind the Gloves.
“I just really want to test myself and it’s a great opportunity at 130…I just got a great opportunity to fight at 130 and that’s why I took the fight for short notice.”
Nyambayar is not oblivious to this inherent disadvantage. He understands that he is not perceived as the favorite and believed likely to lose. After all, King Tug is only one bout removed from his first professional loss at the hands of WBC World featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr.
SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT
Even though the Mongolian was ultimately outclassed by Russell, he gave the champion quite a tough time. Over the course of the twelve, hard-fought rounds, King Tug applied stifling pressure, intelligent tactics and displayed a respectable gas tank. So, feeling like he’s grown from that educational blemish, Nyambayar wants to harness that experience and run over Chris Colbert.
“I’m really believing in myself and I am really going to fuck him up on Saturday night!
…He has similar speed compared to Gary Russell, so I am used to this speed.”
Propelled by his self-confidence, Nyambayar has also promised not only a victory but an exciting contest. Given the pressure that he applies and Colbert’s methodical break-down style, it really isn’t hard to imagine this being a good action-fight. Luckily we don’t have much longer to wait to get to the thrilling conclusion!
“I’m very happy to fight in Stub Hub, it’s just my second home. LA is my home so it’s very good for me to fight here…believe me the whole Mongoli crowd is going to turn up this place!
…I will win the fight, I will win the fight, no matter what I will win the fight!”
By: Bakari Simpson