Photos: Chris Colbert Outboxes Tugstsogt Nyambayar in dominant mode
Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif .– For the WBA Interim Super Featherweight Championship, Chris Colbert (16-0, 6 KOs) continued his unbeaten run with a dominant twelve-round unanimous decision against Olympic silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (12-2, 9 KOs), who took the fight with late notice. (photos of Esther Lin, Sean Michael Ham)
The scores were 117-111, 118-110, 118-110.
Some first fireworks as Colbert and Nyambayar exchanged. Colbert regularly fired one punch and used that punch to prepare others. In the second, Nyambayar came out shooting for a moment, but Colbert used his jab and speed advantage to gain the upper hand. Nyambayar came out early firing big punches – before Colbert returned with his own quick punches to the head and body. The two connected with good shots, Colbert landing more and being busier.
At the start of the fourth, a battle of jabs. It was a close action between the two. Colbert did some big shots and a lot more in the fifth. In the sixth, Colbert continued to punch a lot more punches on Nyambayar, who failed to land several of his counters.
Colbert was going down Nyambayar in the seventh, but he wasn’t throwing as much and did the tight lap as he should have been. It was more or less the same for Colbert in the figure eight. During the ninth, Colbetr took out Nyambayar for most of the lap and missed the challenger.
Colbert controlled the tenth, with activity and speed. Not much change in the eleventh, Colbert was moving around the ring and taking out Nyambayar. The twelfth round saw Colbert continue his control with a boxing showcase.