Vic Pasillas is looking to boost his career in a big way on January 22.
Pasillas (16-1, 8 KOs) will face 2012 Olympic silver medal winner Tugstsogt Nyambayar in a featherweight bout from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.
The bout will open up a Showtime televised card which features WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. in the main event, in a mandatory defense against Mark Magsayo.
The fight will be Pasillas’ first bout since suffering his TKO defeat at the hands of Ra’eese Aleem, which took place on January 23 of this year. The loss snapped a six-fight knockout streak.
That fight took place at the super bantamweight limit of 122-pounds, which Pasillas believes was a big factor in the fight.
“I have redemption on my mind and I’m ready to bounce back with a stellar performance when I step in the ring with Nyambayar,” said Pasillas.
“My best performances have been at featherweight and I am much stronger at this weight. I’m grateful to my team for providing me with this opportunity. Everyone will see the difference in this fight. I’m hungrier and stronger now than ever before.”
The 29-year-old Nyambayar (12-2, 9 KOs) now lives in Southern California, where he’s trained by John Pullman. He has the edge in experience but came up short in his two biggest fights – with decision losses to Gary Russell in February 2020 and Chris Colbert in July.
“This is a great opportunity for me on January 22,” said Nyambayar. “I am grateful and excited to get back into the ring. This is going to be a great show from top to bottom, and I’m looking to deliver another great fight for the fans. This is going to be a battle from the first bell and I am confident I will come out victorious.”