Colbert vs Nyambayar predictions and preview, who wins the Showtime main event?

By Allan Fox: WBA interim super featherweight champion Chris Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) weighed in successfully, coming in at 130 lbs on Friday at the weigh-in for his title defense against replacement opponent Tugstsogt Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs). The 2012 Olympic silver medalist Nyambayar weighed in at 129.6 lbs.

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Undefeated Interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert will face hard-hitting contender Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar on Saturday, July 3, headlining the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., in a Premier Boxing Champions event.

The weights for other fights are as follows:

Michel Rivera (134.4) vs. Jon Fernandez (135), lightweights
Daniel Garcia (128.8) vs. Gabe Sandoval (130), junior lightweights
Angel Alejandro (131) vs. Rudy Ochoa (129.6), junior lightweights
Shon Mondragon (125,2) vs. Jose Perez (125.8), featherweights
Gabriela Fundora (114) vs. Indeya Smith (110.2), flyweights
Rajon Chance (122) vs. Marco Lara (119.8), junior featherweights
Anthony Cuba (134.4) vs. William Flenoy (133), lightweights

I just don’t get Nyambayar. When “King Tug” pushes the pace and punishes the body, his combination of grit and technical acumen makes him a terror, but we’re now at three consecutive fights where he didn’t do that. While struggling to corral Gary Russell Jr isn’t an issue, it was bizarre to see him let Cobia Breedy back into the fight through sheer inactivity, and that’s unacceptable against a technician of Colbert’s caliber.

Two things have to happen for Nyambayar to win this: he has to actually fight to his strength and Colbert has to be as willing to chill against the ropes as he was against Jaime Arboleda, when he was seemingly trying to prove a point. If one or the other fails to materialize, Colbert’s too sharp for Nyambayar to play at being an outfighter. “Primetime” makes the most of his reach advantage, picking Nyambayar off at range to take a comfortable decision

Last year, Nyambayar challenged WBC 126-lb champion Gary Russell Jr for his title and was beaten by a 12 round unanimous decision by a wide score.

Russell Jr started strong, landing well and building up a big lead. However, in the second half of the fight, Nyambayar fought well and landed some huge shots.

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