Brooklyn Native Chris “Lil B Hop” Colbert recorded his 8th consecutive victory tonight in Minneapolis as part of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox Sports 1.
His opponent, the formerly unbeaten Austin Dulay, rose from a knockdown in the 6th and narrowly survived the next round before his corner stopped the fight before the 8th and final round.
The animosity from the prior day’s weigh-in carried over into the fight as the fighters rushed into action at the sound of the first bell. Colbert was noticeably sharper and quicker in the opening moments, landing powerful left crosses on the body of his opponent in between probing jabs. Dulay was slow to find his rhythm but well-timed straight rights to the body seemed to have no problem piercing Colbert’s uninspired defense.
By the third round, the young southpaw from New York seemed to be in full control of the bout, unfazed by Dulay’s counters. A questionably placed left hand behind Dulay’s right ear sent him to the canvas in the 6th. His dispute to the official fell on deaf ears as it was ruled a legal blow and an official knockdown.
The Nashville fighter’s luck ran out moments before the start of the final round as his corner decided that they had seen enough. The retirement sees Chris Colbert improving to 8-0 with 3 KOs.