Tugstsogt Nyambayar Replaces Yuriokis Gamboa, Will Now Face Chris Colbert On July 3rd

By: Hans Themistode When it was first announced that Chris Colbert, the WBA interim 130-pound titlist would be taking on long-faded former champion Yuriokis Gamboa, many believed that it would be a walk in the park. Now, however, after the 39-year-old Gamboa was forced to pull out due to injuries to both his ribs and heel, a much sterner test is now awaiting Colbert. Tugstsogt Nyambayar, a former 126-pound title challenger, will move up in weight to take on Colbert on July 3rd at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson California. While Nyambayar now has less than two weeks to prepare for one of boxing’s youngest and brightest stars, he figures to be a much more difficult test than Gamboa. Although the 39-year-old has the sort of credentials that are seldom seen in the sport, his 2004 Olympic gold medal has collected a considerable amount of dust and the multiple world titles that are currently resting in his trophy case in his palatial estate, are inconsequential at this point in his career. With back to back one-sided losses at the hands of Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney, many believed that another was awaiting him against Colbert. He'll now look to heal from his injuries and return at a later date. Since suffering a competitive loss at the hands of Gary Russell Jr. in February of 2020, Nyambayar has bounced back. In September of 2020, the Los Angeles resident picked up a split decision win against Cobia Breedy. As for his new opponent in Colbert, the 24-year-old simply wants to keep his momentum going. After stopping Jaime Arboleda in the 11th round in December of 2020, the Brooklyn, New York native has clamored for big fights. Regardless of the amount of hubris he’s shown, the undefeated titleholder is determined to prove why he's considered a rising star in the division. Ultimately, Colbert has named fights against Shakur Stevenson, Leo Santa Cruz, Gervonta Davis and several others as future mega showdowns later down the line. The post Tugstsogt Nyambayar Replaces Yuriokis Gamboa, Will Now Face Chris Colbert On July 3rd appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Tugstsogt Nyambayar Replaces Yuriokis Gamboa, Will Now Face Chris Colbert On July 3rd

By: Hans Themistode

When it was first announced that Chris Colbert, the WBA interim 130-pound titlist would be taking on long-faded former champion Yuriokis Gamboa, many believed that it would be a walk in the park. Now, however, after the 39-year-old Gamboa was forced to pull out due to injuries to both his ribs and heel, a much sterner test is now awaiting Colbert.

Tugstsogt Nyambayar, a former 126-pound title challenger, will move up in weight to take on Colbert on July 3rd at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson California. While Nyambayar now has less than two weeks to prepare for one of boxing’s youngest and brightest stars, he figures to be a much more difficult test than Gamboa. Although the 39-year-old has the sort of credentials that are seldom seen in the sport, his 2004 Olympic gold medal has collected a considerable amount of dust and the multiple world titles that are currently resting in his trophy case in his palatial estate, are inconsequential at this point in his career.

With back to back one-sided losses at the hands of Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney, many believed that another was awaiting him against Colbert. He'll now look to heal from his injuries and return at a later date.

Since suffering a competitive loss at the hands of Gary Russell Jr. in February of 2020, Nyambayar has bounced back. In September of 2020, the Los Angeles resident picked up a split decision win against Cobia Breedy.

As for his new opponent in Colbert, the 24-year-old simply wants to keep his momentum going. After stopping Jaime Arboleda in the 11th round in December of 2020, the Brooklyn, New York native has clamored for big fights. Regardless of the amount of hubris he’s shown, the undefeated titleholder is determined to prove why he's considered a rising star in the division.

Ultimately, Colbert has named fights against Shakur Stevenson, Leo Santa Cruz, Gervonta Davis and several others as future mega showdowns later down the line.

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Anthony Joshua On Deontay Wilder “He Struggles At The Top Level.”

By: Sean Crose "He isn't an elite-level fighter, in my opinion." So says heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua in a recent interview with Sky Sports. Joshua isn't referring to Aleksandr Usyk here, the man who is likely to be his next opponent, but to former WBC titlist Deontay Wilder, who is currently training for a third match with current WBC titlist Tyson Fury. "He's good," Joshua concedes of Wilder. "It's the heavyweights, so they always know one punch can change the course of a fight." Still, the IBF, WBA and WBO beltholder claims: "I've never, ever seen in the heavyweight division a fighter going to war with just one weapon, which is what they say is his (Wilder's) right hand...When you get to the top level? Trust me, that don't last anymore. That don't work." What's more, Joshua says Wilder's reliance on his right hasn't always worked as well as hoped for. "As we've seen now with certain fights of elite-level fighters," Joshua says, "he struggles at the top level, and there's a lot more of us waiting for that opportunity as well to kick his ass." So Joshua wants to get Wilder in the ring himself? Wilder has indicated otherwise. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) "This is the first time I'm talking about Deontay Wilder," he says, "so I don't know what excuses he's thinking I'm making." Joshua also lets it be known his record can do his talking for him. "I'm a throwback fighter," says the towering Englishman. "Check the resume, I've been in with all of them. The new school and the old school, and there's still a lot more to do. I'm fighting a great fighter in Usyk." As for Wilder's accusation of team Joshua avoiding him, Joshua is clear on the matter. "He'd better watch what he's saying and have a reality check," he says, "because when the day comes for me and him to face, I know what I'm capable of doing." Should he best Usyk, and should Wilder defeat Fury, there would certainly be a very good reason for Joshua and Wilder to get in the ring. That reason would be the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. It's been ages since there's been an undisputed heavyweight champion, and it's clear fans would like to see a new one. It looked like the public was actually set to see a new undisputed heavyweight champion be crowned just a few weeks ago, when it appeared Joshua and Fury were set to fight in Saudi Arabia. An arbitrator threw cold water on the plans, however, leading Fury to schedule a third fight with Wilder instead. The post Anthony Joshua On Deontay Wilder “He Struggles At The Top Level.” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Anthony Joshua On Deontay Wilder “He Struggles At The Top Level.”

By: Sean Crose

"He isn't an elite-level fighter, in my opinion."

So says heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua in a recent interview with Sky Sports. Joshua isn't referring to Aleksandr Usyk here, the man who is likely to be his next opponent, but to former WBC titlist Deontay Wilder, who is currently training for a third match with current WBC titlist Tyson Fury. "He's good," Joshua concedes of Wilder. "It's the heavyweights, so they always know one punch can change the course of a fight." Still, the IBF, WBA and WBO beltholder claims:

"I've never, ever seen in the heavyweight division a fighter going to war with just one weapon, which is what they say is his (Wilder's) right hand...When you get to the top level? Trust me, that don't last anymore. That don't work." What's more, Joshua says Wilder's reliance on his right hasn't always worked as well as hoped for. "As we've seen now with certain fights of elite-level fighters," Joshua says, "he struggles at the top level, and there's a lot more of us waiting for that opportunity as well to kick his ass." So Joshua wants to get Wilder in the ring himself? Wilder has indicated otherwise.

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

"This is the first time I'm talking about Deontay Wilder," he says, "so I don't know what excuses he's thinking I'm making." Joshua also lets it be known his record can do his talking for him. "I'm a throwback fighter," says the towering Englishman. "Check the resume, I've been in with all of them. The new school and the old school, and there's still a lot more to do. I'm fighting a great fighter in Usyk." As for Wilder's accusation of team Joshua avoiding him, Joshua is clear on the matter. "He'd better watch what he's saying and have a reality check," he says, "because when the day comes for me and him to face, I know what I'm capable of doing."

Should he best Usyk, and should Wilder defeat Fury, there would certainly be a very good reason for Joshua and Wilder to get in the ring. That reason would be the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. It's been ages since there's been an undisputed heavyweight champion, and it's clear fans would like to see a new one. It looked like the public was actually set to see a new undisputed heavyweight champion be crowned just a few weeks ago, when it appeared Joshua and Fury were set to fight in Saudi Arabia. An arbitrator threw cold water on the plans, however, leading Fury to schedule a third fight with Wilder instead.

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