Venezuelan WBA 130 lb. champion Roger Gutierrez will seek a new championship defense against American Chris Colbert on February 26th in what will be the main fight of the boxing night organized by TGB Promotions at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Learn more about the boxers and the event here.
ABOUT roger gutierrez
Roger Gutierrez is a 26-year-old Venezuelan boxer who holds a professional record of 26-3-1, with 20 wins by knockout. Gutierrez became champion in January 2021 after defeating Rene Alvarado by unanimous decision, which would also be his first championship defense after winning it for the second time in a rematch in August of the same year.
The Venezuelan fighter is fighting at 130 lbs (super featherweight) as of 2018, however, since the beginning of his career as a professional boxer in 2013 he has a large number of fights at 135 lbs (lightweight).
Roger Gutierrez is a boxer with good resources that despite not having many high-level fights, has a good record where besides the name of Rene Alvarado, the best victory for the champion was over Eduardo Hernandez Perez, whom he defeated by knockout in the 1st round of the fight that took place in July 2019.
ABOUT chris colbert
Chris Colbert is a 25-year-old American boxer who is undefeated in 16 fights as a professional, with 6 wins by knockout. Colbert is ranked number 1 by the WBA in the super featherweight category, and this fight corresponds to his right to face the champion.
Colbert’s fight record is very similar to that of the Venezuelan, that is, he does not have a large number of high-level fights, however, in his record his last 3 victories stand out: against Tugstsogt Nyambayar, Jaime Arboleda and Jezzrel Corrales.
The American has a great experience as an amateur boxer, registering more than 100 fights, being qualified as a great prospect for the 2016 Olympic Games, however, his career took another course and consolidated as a professional boxer. And now Chris Colbert next fight will be against the Venezuelan in his attempt to be crowned champion.
Here are the best moments of Chris Colbert’s last fight (via PBC).
The confrontation between Gutierrez and Colbert will be adrenaline-pumping, as they are two young boxers with great boxing skills who are at very good moments in their professional careers. Most likely the favorite to win the fight will be the American, as he not only has an undefeated record, but also has the longer amateur career and possibly more boxing tools.
Do you like this championship fight? Who do you see winning in the first instance? Let’s keep in mind that the Venezuelan’s punching power is significantly higher and getting past him will not be easy. Leave us your comments about it.
Learn more about the super featherweight division here.