After what was one of the busiest and all-around most exciting weekends of boxing this year, there is just one major card on the docket for fight fans this weekend. The card takes place Saturday night in Carson, California at the Dignity Health Sports Park an outdoor arena that has been “The Punch Bowl” by boxing enthusiasts for all of the high-action slugfests that have taken place at the venue throughout the years. Saturday night’s action promises to continue that trend, as 24-year-old 130-pound phenome Chris “Prime Time” Colbert of Brooklyn, NY takes on “King Tug” Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia. For Prime TIme’s WBA 130-pound WBA interim belt. Colbert is one of if not the brightest young stars in the PBC stable. 2020 was an absolute breakthrough year for the Brooklynite, who destroyed former world titleholder, Jezreel Corrales, dominating the veteran over 12-one sided rounds. Colbert followed up that performance by destroying hard-hitting, Panamanian contender Jaime Arboleda via 11th round TKO this past December. Nyambayar an offensive dynamo suffered his first career setback a competitive 12-round decision defeat to long-reigning champion Gary Russell Jr back in February of last year. The Mongolian bounced back nicely though and scored an impressive points victory over unbeaten blue-chip prospect Cobis Breedy in December.
The co-main event features another young star in Michel Rivera of the Dominican Republic who puts his perfect 20-0 record on the line against heavy-handed and durable Jon Fernandez of Bilbao, Spain. Like Colbert, Rivera had a monster of a year in 2020, scoring the two best wins of his young career, stopping Fidel Moldonado in February of that year and then outclassing Ladarius Miller on the undercard of Davis-Santa Cruz in San Antonio, Texas. The undefeated Dominican has fought once since then a tune-up fight in which he stopped Puerto Rican, journeyman, Anthony Mercado Raices, back in February. Fernandez has scored five straight victories, including four by stoppage, since his lone defeat a wide points loss to highly touted prospect O’shaquie Foster back in 2018. The bout is a WBA lightweight eliminator. The card also features a highly intriguing scrap between two undefeated featherweights. As Dallas, Texas, native Angel Alejandro (9-0) a highly touted prospect who has been inactive since last February due to the pandemic battles (10-0) Rudy Ochoa a slick southpaw from Oxnard, California