Super featherweight prospect Chris Colbert stayed unbeaten tonight in Minneapolis, dominating journeyman Mario Briones and stopping him at 1:59 of the second round.
Colbert (11-0, 4 KO) just diced up Briones (29-9-2, 21 KO), handing the Mexican veteran his third straight defeat. Briones really couldn’t find the slicker, quicker Colbert at all, and the Brooklyn native Colbert dropped Briones in the second round.
Briones did get up, but Colbert just kept pouring on the pressure until the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
Asked about what he wanted to do next, the 22-year-old Colbert said, “I’m not rushing, and I’m not dodging nobody. If it makes money it makes sense.” There was some talk about him fighting Carl Frampton at 126, which seems way premature to me, but who knows?
Jose Miguel Borrego UD-10 Hector Ambriz
Borrego (15-2, 13 KO) won on scores of 100-89, 100-89, and 100-90, totally dominating the action against Ambriz (12-10-2, 6 KO), which is about what you’d expect. The only surprise, maybe, is that Borrego didn’t get the KO, but Ambrize generally gives rounds if nothing else.
“We’re very happy with this result, feels great to win after a loss. I wanted to show a little more, but we got the victory,” Borrego said, adding that he “definitely wanted the knockout.”