Tugstsogt Nyambayar will have a chance to return to the winning milestone this weekend.
However, his originally scheduled opponent is no longer a luxury.
BoxingScene.com learned that Vic Pasillas is no longer participating in the Showtime online show this weekend after testing positive for Covid. Pasillas due to face Nyambayar of Mongolia in a match of mid-rangers, lost their most recent matches but were forced to withdraw from the competition.
Sources close to the development tell BoxingScene.com that Pasillas (16-1, 9KO) – an energetic 29-year-old male from Redwood City, California – has begun to show signs of health. improve. Of course, he is clearly unlikely to return to the ring this weekend or in the near future.
An alternative opponent is being assured to face Nyambayar when this is announced. One name that emerged was Namibia’s Sakaria Lukas (25-1, 17KOs), though he still has to be approved by Showtime and medically cleared.
Lukas suffered a lone defeat on his state debut, a ten-round decision, agreed with Isaac Avelar in December 2020. The match served as part of the PBC program on FS1 before the game. Fox Sports Pay-Per-View battle led by WBC/IBF weight division Champion Errol Spence decided unanimously to win over Danny Garcia in his first match back from injury sustained in a crash car accident in October 2019.
Two wins followed for Lukas, both coming three weeks apart in separate club shows in Cancun.
Nyambayar (12-2, 9KOs) hasn’t been in a fight since a decisive twelve-round loss to undefeated Chris Colbert in their interim lightweight title fight last July in Carson, California. The match was a one-of-a-kind trip for Nyambayar, the 2012 Olympic Silver medalist for the Mongols, who hopes to re-establish his place among the top featherweight athletes.
The only other defeat for Nyambayar came nearly two years ago in a title loss to WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18KOs), who faced off against Mark Magsayo of the Philippines (23-0, 16KOs) in Saturday’s main event from the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City. The third division also included a smaller weight class rematch between Subriel Matias of Puerto Rico (17-1, 17KOs) and Petros Ananyan (16-2-2, 7KOs), an Armenian from Los Angeles who took the scored an upset victory in the meeting in February 2020.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
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