Chris Colbert has a lot more youthful, fresher adversary for his forthcoming title protection than Yuriorkis Gamboa.
BoxingScene.com has discovered that featherweight competitor Tugstsogt Nyambayar has consented to climb to the lesser lightweight division without prior warning test Colbert on July 3. Nyambayar will battle for Colbert’s WBA between time 130-pound title in the 12-round headliner of a Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Nyambayar is a featherweight, yet the 28-year-old Mongolian is 11 years more youthful than Gamboa. The Cuban conceived Gamboa endured rib and heel wounds while preparing in Las Vegas as of late and pulled out from his planned battle with Colbert before the end of last week.
In his latest appearance, Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs) beat Cobia Breedy (15-1, 5 KOs) by split choice in a 12-round featherweight battle September 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The 2012 Olympian’s solitary misfortune as an expert came against WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs), who beat Nyambayar by consistent choice in their 12-rounder in February 2020 at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The 39-year-old Gamboa has won world titles in three weight classes, yet the 2004 Olympic gold medalist is clearly beyond his prime.
Unbeaten WBC world lightweight champ Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) overwhelmed Gamboa in the Cuban-conceived fighter’s latest battle. Gamboa lost each of the 12 rounds to Haney on two of three scorecards November 7 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) halted Gamboa in the twelfth round of Gamboa’s past battle, which occurred in December 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Showtime’s broadcast July 3 will include a 12-round WBA lightweight disposal match between the Dominican Republic’s Michel Rivera (20-0, 13 KOs) and Spain’s Jon Fernandez (21-1, 8 KOs). The Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios session, Showtime Pay-Per-View’s headliner Saturday night at State Farm Arena, likewise will be replayed as a feature of the July 3 transmission.