Chris Colbert shines in a unanimous victory living up to his nickname “Primetime”

Chris “Primetime” Colbert wins unanimous decision on July 3. Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Chris Colbert (16-0, 6 KOs) wanted to make a statement on Saturday night and what he said in the ring was undeniable.

Chris “Primetime” Colber battled the toughest opponent of his career in Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar (12-2, 9 KOs) was given a solid test, and Colbert passed it well. He earned a unanimous decision by scores of (117-11, 118-110, 118-110). It was a match that more eyes became interested in as Chris Colbert has placed himself as one of the best in boxing and as a name to watch at 130, retaining the WBA interim title.

Chris Colbert in middle rounds change the fight

The first five to six rounds brought a competitive affair as though Colbert was winning the round it was close, but then he changed the rhythm of the fight in the middle rounds and Nyambayar had no answer. Colbert began to consistently pop out his jab and used it to dictate the pace.

I’m number one in the WBA. The interesting name in the WBA is Gervonta Davis. I like that fight. Let’s see what’s next.

Chris “Primetime” Colbert

As the undefeated possible star in the making, Colbert knew he needed to look impressive, and he did that well. The jab and his 1-2 was crisp as he consistently landed it throughout the fight again especially following round five. Nyambayar never wilted and kept pushing and pressing forward, but he was missing and seemed bewildered by the movement and skill that came at him all night.

Colbert closes the show

Chris Colbert said he didn’t believe the fight would go past 10 rounds, but to Nyambayar’s credit, he did not wobble. Colbert kept on the attack to try and get the stoppage but unable to. He did say he was surprised by the power Nyambayar was able to bring to 130.

Chris Colbert boxing
Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

Once he saw that the knockout wasn’t going to come, he did go more boxing and stick and moving to avoid getting into trouble. Colbert performed well and had solid punch stats with marks of (112 of 421 jabs, 106 of 241 body and 218 of 662 total for 33 percent.) Nyambayar, for his part, was kept ineffective from the midway point with totals of (20 of 168 jabs, 58 of 164 body, and 78 of 332 total at 23 percent.)

With this win, Chris Colbert is positioned well at 130 as he said following the victory.

“I’m number one in the WBA,” Colbert said after the fight. “The interesting name in the WBA is Gervonta Davis. I like that fight. Let’s see what’s next.”