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Chris Colbert-Jaime Arboleda moved to December 12 on Showtime

Chris Colbert-Jaime Arboleda moved to December 12 on Showtime

Chris Colbert. picture by way of Amanda Westcott/ Showtime
by Francisco Salazar

The junior lightweight clash between unbeaten Chris Colbert and Jaime Arboleda will now take vicinity on December 12, it changed into introduced Friday night.

The 12-round bout will take location at the Mohegan solar on line casino area in Uncasville, Connecticut and will headline a 3-battle telecast (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).

The Colbert-Arboleda fight become scheduled to take location on November 28 but moved to December 12 because of the postponement of the WBC bantamweight title clash between Nordine Oubaali and Nonito Donaire. Oubaali demonstrated positive for COVID-19.

Colbert (14-0, 5 knockouts), who resides in Brooklyn, is coming off a unanimous determination over former world titleholder Jezzrel Corrales in January. In his previous battle, on September 21 of remaining yr, he knocked out former world title challenger Miguel Beltran, Jr. within the opening round.

The 24-year-ancient is considered a proper prospect in a skill-rich division, however he believes that he can become a legit contender with an amazing victory over Arboleda.

“I’m super excited to be making my huge-stage debut in general event,” observed Colbert. “It’s been an extended camp, but training is going awesome. I’m looking to placed on a dominant efficiency, and that i’m hunting for the knockout if it’s there. If i will be able to get it, that would be excellent. i know Jaime goes to come back to combat. It’s all going to come back down to stamina, ring IQ and who has the more desirable will to win. I consider like I’m the man for the job.”

Arboleda (sixteen-1, 13 KOs), who is at the start from Panama and now resides in Miami, defeated former contender Jayson Velez via split determination in his ultimate bout, on February 8. Arboleda has gained his final six bouts considering struggling his simplest loss as a pro (by means of knockout) by the hands of Recky Dulay of the Philippines in July 2017.

despite that setback, Arboleda believes that he has confronted the greater opposition and has the skill to defeat Colbert.

“each boxer’s dream is to combat for a title and be triumphant devoid of leaving any doubt,” noted Arboleda. “that is my plan for December 12. I’m having the most fulfilling education of my complete career. I suppose top notch, potent and quickly like by no means earlier than. I’m sure it will be a extremely unique combat from the very first round.”

within the co-feature, middleweight Ronald Ellis will rectangular off towards Matt Korobov in a 10-circular bout.

Ellis (17-1-2, eleven KOs) defeated Immanuwel Aleem by majority choice in a conflict of as soon as-crushed combatants on December 7. The 31-year-old, who resides in Lynn, Massachusetts, suffered the first loss as a professional in February of ultimate year by the hands of DeAndre Ware.

Korobov (28-three-1, 14 KOs), who is at the start from Russia and now resides in Lantana, Florida, is winless in his old three fights. In his remaining bout, which also took region on December 7, Korobov suffered a shoulder damage towards Chris Eubank Jr. and turned into pulled out in the 2nd round. In December 2018, Korobov dropped a close resolution to WBC middleweight titleholder Jermall Charlo. each of those bouts had been separated by way of a draw with Aleem.

within the opening bout of the Showtime telecast, scheduled for 10 rounds, junior welterweight prospect Richardson Hitchins (eleven-0, 5 KOs) will face former junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez (25-5-3, 12 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Hitchins, who resides in ny metropolis, is promoted with the aid of Mayweather Promotions.

Francisco A. Salazar can also be reached via electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing

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