Posted on: December 13, 2020 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Jaime Arboleda stated Chris Colbert’s boxing capability.

The Panamanian contender just doesn’t believe Colbert is anywhere close as “tough” or “tough” as Jayson Velez. Arboleda battled Velez in what developed into a enormously aggressive dogfight February 8, when Arboleda survived a 12th-circular knockdown and received their WBA removing fit by using break up determination at PPL middle in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Arboleda additionally feels Colbert is overconfident getting into their 12-round, one hundred thirty-pound title combat Saturday evening. Handicappers have based Brooklyn’s Colbert (14-0, 5 KOs) as a 14-1 favourite to beat Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) typically event of Showtime’s tripleheader from Mohegan sun area in Uncasville, Connecticut (9 p.m. EST; 6 p.m. PST).

“I don’t agree with that Chris has the firepower to do the rest he says he can do,” Arboleda told through a translator. “His conceitedness and overconfidence is gonna lead to his downfall. I’ll use it towards him. He’s not as powerful as Velez. He’s not as tough and tough as Velez. He may additionally not be in a position to face up to what Velez was in a position to withstand with me. He can say what he wishes. He’s acquired to prove it Saturday evening. It’s a lot more straightforward talked about than accomplished.”


The 24-year-ancient Colbert beat another opponent from Panama, Jezzrel Corrales, during this last bout to win the WBA intervening time super featherweight title. All three judges scored that fight for Colbert through huge margins over Corrales (23-4, 9 KOs, 1 NC) on January 18 at Temple college’s Liacouras middle in Philadelphia.

“He’s not a huge puncher, but that doesn’t always take the rest far from him,” Arboleda mentioned. “however with that being referred to, Saturday night I’m going to put him to a look at various and spot if he can come out the other conclusion. I don’t consider he’s been demonstrated within the way I actually have been in my closing combat with Velez. That battle was a tough and difficult gamble, and that i came out the victor. I learned issues from that battle and i’ve corrected the blunders I made. quick ahead 10 months later, and it’s probably a bad situation for Chris on Saturday nighttime.”

Herman Caicedo, Arboleda’s coach, wishes his 26-year-old challenger to stick to their online game plan when he encounters Colbert. Accommodating Velez (29-7-1, 21 KOs) in a toe-to-toe battle made their combat harder for Arboleda than necessary, in accordance with Caicedo.

“What we’ve chosen to suitable for this battle is to combat our fight and not necessarily get sucked into a person else’s battle,” Caicedo said. “It’s going to be a battle of who can battle their combat and who sucks who into what. I feel they healthy up fairly evenly on paper. I believe where they differ is in their patterns – which means that Chris is tons greater of a boxer and Jaime is lots greater of a boxer-puncher, as a result of he can box very neatly, also.

“So, I believe it’s simply going to come all the way down to who can put who into the other’s vogue sooner, after which if, really, that does happen, then it’s only a depend of fending off Jaime’s punch for 12 rounds. as a result of if he hits you, he’s simply gotta hit you one time and you’re gonna go.”

Keith Idec is a senior creator/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.