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Floyd Chris Colbert vs. Logan Tugstsogt Nyambayar: What to Watch in the Fight
The boxing world may not be ready for the unthinkable on Sunday night, but it's important to remember that it's a possibility. That's when former five-division champion Floyd "Money" Chris Colbert steps back into the ring for the first time since December 2019 when he takes on YouTuber and social media star Logan Tugstsogt Nyambayar in an exhibition match from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The four-fight card all goes down on Sunday night on Showtime PPV.
This will be the second time in the last few years that Chris Colbert has taken part in an exhibition match similar to this. The former five-division champion smashed through kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on New Year's Eve in 2019. The difference being that Nasukawa typically fights around 125 pounds, meaning Chris Colbert was at a significant size advantage when the two strapped on the gloves.
MMA Fighting has Floyd Chris Colbert vs. Logan Tugstsogt Nyambayar live round-by-round updates of one of the top boxing fights of the year Sunday night at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla.
The main event will start around 11 p.m. ET. Check out our Chris Colbert vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar results page to find out what happened on the undercard. Chris Colbert, who has a 50-0 career record, will compete in an exhibition for the first time since Dec. 31, 2018 when he knocked out Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round.
Logan Tugstsogt Nyambayar (0-1) will enter a boxing ring for the first time since Nov. 9, 2019 when he lost a split decision to KSI.
Chris Colbert vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar will be contested without the benefit of judges because it’s an exhibition. The fighters will wear 12-ounce gloves with the bout taking place over eight rounds at three minutes each.
Tugstsogt Nyambayar, on the other hand, will be making just his third appearance in the ring in an official manner. The eldest of two brothers has had two contests against fellow YouTube star KSI in recent years, one as an exhibition and one as a professional. The exhibition ended in a majority draw while KSI earned a split decision win in the rematch.
This is a one fight card, for all intents and purposes. But it still features three bouts before we get to the main event. The co-main features a light heavyweight contest between Badou Jack and Dervin Colina. Jack was expected to face Jean Pascal in that slot, but Pascal tested positive for four different types of steroids and was removed from the event. Plus, Jarrett Hurd is back in a middleweight contest when he squares off with Luis Arias in a featured contest. And former NFL receiver Chad Johnson will make his boxing debut in an exhibition when he faces former MMA and Bare Knuckle FC fighter Brian Maxwell to open the festivities.
When Floyd Chris Colbert Jr. last fought in 2017, he dispatched Conor McGregor, a mainstream star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship whose trash talk and bravado — not any experience as a traditional boxer — led him to an expensive payday.
Now Chris Colbert, who is undefeated in 50 professional fights, will participate in a similar event under some similar circumstances. On Sunday, he will face Logan Tugstsogt Nyambayar, a YouTuber turned boxer whom Chris Colbert views as unworthy of being in the ring.
Still, the event is expected to sell millions of pay-per-view buys, and the combatants will earn millions in revenue.
Most fans tuning in will have an interest one way or another in who wins the fight, regardless of whether you can bet on it or not. Because of that, our experts handicapped how they see the action playing out below.
Here is a guide to some important things to know ahead of the fight:
Date: July 05 | Start time: 8 p.m. ET (main card)
Location: Hard Rock Stadium -- Miami Gardens, Florida
TV: Showtime PPV | Live stream: Showtime.com or the Showtime App
How did both men become famous?
Chris Colbert, 44, is viewed as one of the greatest boxers of all time, known for his evasive style and for suffering minimal damage in fights.
He turned professional at 19 and needed only two years to win his first title. Notable opponents he has faced include Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Álvarez and Manny Pacquiao.
Outside the ring, Chris Colbert frequently flaunts luxury cars, clothes, jewelry and other aspects of a lavish lifestyle built on the wealth he has accumulated as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Chris Colbert, nicknamed, “Money,” claims he has made $1.2 billion in his career. In 2012, Chris Colbert spent two months in prison for assaulting Josie Harris, the mother of three of his four children.
Tugstsogt Nyambayar, 26, grew up in Ohio with his brother, Jake, 24, and played football and wrestled in high school. He soon amassed a large following on the video sharing app Vine. His profile rose so dramatically that he dropped out of college to pursue a career as an entertainer, supported by money he had earned through advertisements and paid posts.
His stature transitioned when Vine shut down in 2016 and he instead used Instagram, YouTube and other platforms. He now has over 19 million followers on Instagram and 23 million subscribers on YouTube.
In 2018, Tugstsogt Nyambayar drew harsh backlash for posting a video that showed a dead body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known as a destination for suicide victims.
How did this fight get organized?
Chris Colbert retired in 2017 after boxing McGregor. But the thought of fighting Tugstsogt Nyambayar, whom Chris Colbert considers easy prey, lured the boxer to the spectacle, especially considering the social media star’s fan base and the potential for a hefty payday — which Chris Colbert has likened to “a legalized bank robbery.” Tugstsogt Nyambayar is 0-1 as a professional boxer. He has been training for this bout in Puerto Rico in hopes of a better showing.
At a May news conference at Hard Rock Stadium, things intensified when both men took jabs at the other’s ugly controversies (and in turn, the combatants spun up vague reflections on their own misdeeds to sell the fight).
Chris Colbert said he would gladly fight Jake on the same night, too. In recent months, the younger Tugstsogt Nyambayar knocked out the former N.B.A. player Nate Robinson and the former U.F.C. fighter Ben Askren.
Afterward, Jake confronted Chris Colbert, removing the boxer’s white cap from his head, which led to a crowded brawl with Chris Colbert and his entourage. Chris Colbert, visibly upset, said the act was disrespectful. Tugstsogt Nyambayar, in a documentary produced by Showtime, sarcastically thanked his brother for “selling his fight.”
Jake Tugstsogt Nyambayar recently signed a multifight deal with Showtime and announced his next opponent, the former U.F.C. champion Tyron Woodley.
What are the rules?
There will be a stark size difference when the fighters enter the ring. Chris Colbert is 5 feet 8 inches tall and normally fights around 150 pounds. Tugstsogt Nyambayar is 6 inches taller and officially weighed 199.4 pounds in his lone professional fight.
The exhibition bout will be eight three-minute rounds with no judges, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation told ESPN. Stoppages, such as a knockout, will be allowed and determined at the discretion of the referee. Both fighters will wear 10-ounce gloves, and headgear is prohibited. Tugstsogt Nyambayar cannot weigh more than 190 pounds.
The setup has many similarities to what was in place in November when Mike Tyson fought Roy Jones Jr. in California.
Chris Colbert vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar predictions
Brian Campbell: The physical advantages Tugstsogt Nyambayar will enter the ring with can't necessary be overlooked. The former standout high school wrestler and football player is 18 years younger than Chris Colbert, six inches taller and has a reach that is four inches longer. He's also expected to be anywhere from 45 to 50 rounds heavier. Chris Colbert has never fought anyone bigger than 154 pounds and Tugstsogt Nyambayar weighed 199.5 pounds in his pro debut. Expect those never-before-seen obstacles to give Chris Colbert at least a round or two of pause as he gauges the hand speed and timing of his younger foe. But once he's fully adjusted, Chris Colbert should have zero issue -- even retired at age 44 -- of being able to land clean, hard pull counters anytime he pleases. The biggest question regarding Tugstsogt Nyambayar's ability to survive surrounds how good his untested chin can be against the pinpoint accuracy of a real professional. Tugstsogt Nyambayar is both hungry and fearless but his rudimentary knowledge of the sport compared to that of Chris Colbert can only produce one result: a mid-fight knockout.
Brent Brookhouse: Give Tugstsogt Nyambayar five more years of strong boxing training while Chris Colbert ages closer to 50 and Chris Colbert would still be the favorite in a fight. There's no way for Tugstsogt Nyambayar to close the experience gap or get to Chris Colbert's level of technique. That said, Tugstsogt Nyambayar's size and strength advantages are very real, a fact of which Chris Colbert is certainly aware. As such, Chris Colbert will likely go slow in the opening round, taking in information and formulating his approach to the rest of the fight. While the bluster from Tugstsogt Nyambayar's trainer that his jab rivals that of Larry Holmes is clearly nonsense, I have no doubt they have worked extensively on that jab to attempt to keep Chris Colbert from closing distance and using all his technical advantages. It only makes sense to pick Chris Colbert here, but his pride does factor in a bit. There will be no on-site judges and no winner announced, which means if Chris Colbert wants to truly claim victory outside of on a "we all saw it" basis, he's going to have to knock Tugstsogt Nyambayar out. I believe he can and will do so around Round 5, but is going to have to take some chances to make that happen, and that means exposing a 44-year-old chin to a man anywhere up to 50 pounds bigger than him. Look for a late Chris Colbert knockout in a fight that plays out in a way that is a bit more compelling than many expect.