Chris Colbert Brooklyn Media Workout
Unbeaten rising star Chris “Primetime” Colbert held a media
workout in his hometown of Brooklyn Friday, as he prepares
to take on undefeated Dominican Olympian Hector Garcia in
the SHOWTIME main event Saturday, February 26 in a Premier
Boxing Champions event from The Chelsea inside The
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Colbert vs. Garcia tops a stacked SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING® tripleheader beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT as
the undefeated fighters match up in a WBA Super
Featherweight Title Eliminator.
The 25-year-old Colbert held the workout at the NYC Cops &
Kids Boxing Club where he began his boxing journey, from his
decorated days in the amateur ranks, to his burgeoning pro
career. Here is what Colbert had to say about training camp,
his February 26 opponent and more:
“He’s going to learn firsthand how dangerous I am. I’m not
worried about anything he brings to the ring. I love when
people think that power is going to save them against me.
“I don’t have to live up to the ‘Primetime’ name, that’s
just me. That’s who I am. People know who I am. I just have
a job to do and I’m going to do it on February 26.
“I don’t really know anything about Garcia. I know he’s got
two arms and two legs, and beyond that I expect him to bring
his A-game, because he has to against me. There’s no way
that I’m letting him come in as a late replacement and beat
“I spent most of training camp with Coach Aureliano Sosa and
Herman Caicedo at Caicedo Sports down in Miami, but with the
change of opponent I made the decision to come back to my
gym in Brooklyn because we have three lefties in the gym up
“The only real difference for this camp is that I have a
nutritionist now, so they’ve got me on a strict diet and I’m
just more focused than ever. The other thing about this camp
is that I was originally supposed to fight in mid-December,
but then it got pushed back to now. So we went through two
camps basically. It’s been about a 14-week camp in total.
“We went down to Miami mainly because of the weather, and
because of our connection with Coach Herman. I hate the cold
up north. And then they’ve also got a lot of quality
sparring partners for me down in Miami and they gave me some
good work to get me ready for this fight.
“I’m all about making adjustments. I’ve had opponent
replacements happen before, and I know this is part of the
business of boxing. I just have to roll with the punches,
make lemonade out of these lemons and do what I do on
“I don’t fight for the belts. I fight for the money and my
legacy. I still have a job to do next Saturday. I’m still
getting paid. After I win, I get to fight again soon for the
belt and get paid again for that fight.”