Chris Colbert put on a dream performance this Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Featherweight title against Jaime Arboleda with a TKO in the eleventh round at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Colbert, who is not known for being a great puncher, dominated the fight and his Panamanian rival to achieve a great victory in a very entertaining fight.
The American boxer managed to knock Arboleda down three times, once in the ninth round and twice in the eleventh round.
The fight began with a frantic pace and a Colbert who exchanged blows with Arboleda. Glued to the ropes, the American was able to hurt a fighter who looked stronger on paper and was able to dominate in the first rounds.
As the rounds went by, Colbert began to box a little more elusively but always throwing a lot of punches and with a rhythm that overwhelmed the Central American boxer. In the ninth round, he managed to land an uppercut and a left hook that sent Arboleda to the canvas almost at the sound of the bell.
Although he was able to recover in the 10th round, the Panamanian could not withstand Colbert’s push in round 11. He first landed a strong right hand that knocked him down dramatically but the brave Arboleda got up to immediately fall again after a punching combination of Colbert. The Panamanian rejoined but with much more desire than resources and was cornered on the ropes so that referee Steve Willie decided to stop the actions.
“Prime Time” proved that he is one of the great fighters at 130 pounds and gave the fans an excellent fight to make the first defense of his WBA belt. It was the 15th victory in the career of the 24-year-old, who remains undefeated and has knocked out 6 opponents. Arboleda now has a record of 16 wins, 2 losses, and 13 KOs.