Chris Colbert: Nothing that Jaime Arboleda has is sufficient to defeat me
Junior lightweight contender Chris Colbert exemplifies nothing in need of self belief. apart of inserting together an unbeaten record, Colbert also exudes an image of being flashy, a showman and desperate to be a celebrity within the recreation.
while Colbert nevertheless has a means to move to becoming the gold standard fighter at one hundred thirty kilos, he envisions himself combating and beating two of the most reliable combatants in the division.
Colbert will face Jaime Arboleda, of Panama, Saturday night, on the Mohegan solar casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The 12-round bout will headline a three-bout Showtime telecast (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT).
The unbeaten Colbert (14-0, 5 knockouts), who resides in Brooklyn, long island, most currently fought on January 18, losing former WBA titleholder Jezzrel Corrales once before winning a unanimous determination. The victory over Corrales took area very nearly 4 months after knocking out former title challenger Miguel Beltran in their opening round.
Like Colbert, Arboleda is an outstanding contender who hopes to shine on Saturday night. In his most recent bout on February eight, Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs), who now resides in Miami, Florida, overcame a knockdown in circular 12 to defeat Jayson Velez, of Puerto Rico, by cut up choice in a close battle some had Velez winning. Arboleda has won his remaining six fights given that a knockout loss to Recky Dulay in July 2017.
Colbert believes Arboleda has already lost earlier than getting into the ring on Saturday nighttime.
“He already has two losses on his record,” Colbert informed The Ring over the mobile, Tuesday evening. (Editor’s be aware: As aforementioned, Arboleda has only one loss on his skilled record.) “I’m no longer overlooking him. He’s a very good fighter. He has a fine list for a motive however nothing that he has is satisfactory to defeat me.”
After a stellar novice career, Colbert became professional in may additionally 2015. Colbert has displayed extra power and aggression in fresh fights, having knocked out two of his ultimate four opponents.
whether it is with quickness, an enhancing skill-set or sitting down on his punches, Colbert believes he can defeat his opponents in numerous techniques.
“I believe i will make the most of every tool in the book and beat anyone a different manner,” referred to Colbert, who fought four times last yr. “it all depends upon what the other opponent brings to the desk. I consider I’m prepared for anything else and it’s challenging for them to put together for me. I even have all those tools.”
Colbert is hoping to turn into a extra strong contender next yr. he is not ranked yet via The Ring however believes it might be count number of time before he will be.
The 24-yr-historic does have his eyes set on two combatants at a hundred thirty kilos whom he hopes to combat.
“Shakur Stevenson and [WBA titleholder] Gervonta Davis,” spoke back Colbert. “these are both fights I desire. each are superstars at 130 pounds. Davis has large vigor but I even have the equalizer for that. I feel there are lots of amazing champions within the division but I accept as true with I’m special too.”
Colbert also believes in entertaining and providing a exhibit for boxing enthusiasts each and every time he fights. he is grateful for having fought on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) systems, even if on Showtime, FOX or FS1.
Colbert hopes his skill in the ring and his persona continue to entice lovers.
“I’m an outspoken man. That’s just me. I talk what I imply. i know I’m that man and i’m going to at all times continue being that man. I’m ‘Primetime.’ [Other fighters] don’t seem to be. I’m a showman and a superstar.
“I agree with I’m a fighter and champion. I prove it to myself and win. In 14 fights, I’m fighting in entrance of audiences [on big platforms]. I count my advantages.”
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Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring given that October of 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and abroad for the reason that 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) megastar newspaper. He will also be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing.
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