Mongolian boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar became the International Boxing Organization World Featherweight champion after defeating Claudio Marrero in a 12-round match for the vacant spot last month.
Nyambayar, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, won the title by a 12-round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in New York City on January 26, according to Montsame.
The 26-year-old athlete, who was born on June 23, 1992 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, remains undefeated with his 11th pro match under his belt.
Nyambayar took the title with a score of 114-113, 115-112 and 116-111 given by judges Julie Lederman, Eric Marlinski and John Poturaj, Boxing Scene reported.
The professional boxer, also known as “King Tug,” will earn a chance to take a shot at the WBC Featherweight title, currently held by Gary Russell Jr.
The recent Nyambayar-Marrero match also served as a WBC 126-pound eliminator, RingTV reported.
“We had a really good camp so this is just me putting the pressure and pace that we worked on in camp and using it in the ring,” Nyambayar said after the 12-round match. “This sets me up for big fights. Whatever big fights are presented to us, we’ll take it.”
Nyambayar won a silver medal at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships under the Flyweight division when he was only 17 years old.
His career then took him to the 2012 London Olympics where he won a silver medal after losing to Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramírez.
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