Yuriorkis Gamboa? Tugstsogt Nyambayar? Wouldn’t matter to Chris Colbert which one he faces. The result, he said, would be the same.
Colbert, the hot 24-year-old junior lightweight contender from Brooklyn, was scheduled to face Gamboa on Saturday 03 July in Carson, Calif., but the Cuban pulled out with an injury last week. Nyambayar, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist, will take his place.
Colbert was planned to stop Gamboa. And he has the same thing in mind for Nyambayar, who is moving up from featherweight for the fight.
Could Colbert (15-0, 6 KOs) have problems adjusting to a new opponent so close to the fight?
Nah. First, he believes Gamboa and Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs) have similar styles, slick, somewhat quick, sneaky power. And, second, he described himself as a “human adapter, one who’s “ready for anything they bring to the table.”