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Tug Nyambayar: I Knew It Was Close, Surprised It Was Split Decision

Mohegan Sun, CT - In the Showtime televised co-main event, a twelve round WBC featherweight title eliminator, Mongolian Olympic silver-medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KOs) rode two early knockdowns to win a highly competitive split-decision over Barbadian Cobia Breedy (15-1, 5 KOs), setting up a possible rematch with WBC featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr.

The judges scored the fight (114-113, 114-112, 111-115).

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Nyambayar dropped Breedy twice in the opening two rounds, once with his right hand and once with his left, but the gutsy Breedy climbed his way back into the fight after the early setbacks.

Breedy was the busier fighter, throwing 62 punches per round compared to 47 for Nyambayar. "King Tug" landed the harder punches and connected on 51 percent of his power punches in the fight.
 
"It was a tough fight," said the 28-year-old Nyambayar. "I have a lot of respect for Breedy. He's a great boxer. I thought I won the fight and did well to get the knockdowns early.

"I thought I got the job done and I'm ready for the next step. I knew it was a close fight, but I wasn't thinking about the score. I was surprised it was a split decision, but I thought I did enough to get the win."

In the opening bout of the telecast, Philadelphia's welterweight phenom Jaron Ennis (26-0, 24 KOs) continued his rapid ascent up the 147-pound charts by recording his 16th straight KO, this time against durable veteran Juan Carlos Abreu (23-6-1, 21 KOs), who had never been stopped before in his career.

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Comment by Get em up on 09-21-2020

[QUOTE=slimPickings;20770349]Breedy is a born fighter. I loved every bit of his natural fighting instincts. And yes he was a bit overly aggressive at the beginning and that cost him those 2 knockdowns and the fight. I came to watch Tug…

Comment by slimPickings on 09-20-2020

Breedy is a born fighter. I loved every bit of his natural fighting instincts. And yes he was a bit overly aggressive at the beginning and that cost him those 2 knockdowns and the fight. I came to watch Tug…

Comment by TheMyspaceDayz on 09-20-2020

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;20770151]Nyambayar has an extra gear but he needs a coach that can get it out of him, Breedy was unexpectedly very good and would like to see more of him, reminds me of Timothy Bradley! Let’s be honest without the…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 09-20-2020

Nyambayar has an extra gear but he needs a coach that can get it out of him, Breedy was unexpectedly very good and would like to see more of him, reminds me of Timothy Bradley! Let’s be honest without the…

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