Middleweight Competition Matt Korobov has Awakened to Battle Jermall Charlo for Its WBC Interim Middle Weight Championship live in Prime Time on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, December 2-2 from Barclays-center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ in a Meeting presented with Premier Boxing Champions.
Korobov is replacing Willie Monroe, Jr., that was removed from the main event after he tested positive for a banned chemical by VADA underneath the WBC Clean Boxing Program. Further investigation is being conducted by the WBC into the issue. Korobov was expected to fight on the undercard and had been training to fight December 2-2. He stepped when the phone came to get a replacement.
“I was prepared for Willie Monroe, who’s just a southpaw, therefore there won’t be much difference facing Korobov,” said Charlo. “There is a size difference. He’s taller compared to Monroe, however that I ’ll have to adjust my game plan. The best fighters on the planet are the people that have the ability to make the best adjustments. Beating Korobov will make the victory that much sweeter for the adversity. Which means that the party is going to be sweeter as well. But fighting for the name in the upper spot is going to make him struggle tougher. I love it. He’s a far better competition on paper compared to Willie Monroe Jr.”
“I was training to battle this card therefore I am physically and emotionally ready to fight,” said Korobov. “It doesn’Regardless of that this fight is being taken by me on per week’because I have been preparing for this moment my entire life s notice. I shall create a few adjustments for Charlo and make the most of the opportunity. Don’t overlook it. Make into FOX for a fight. ”
The Charlo vs. Korobov bout a section of a blockbuster PBC on FOX reveal that features the Charlo Twins defending their world titles and a heavyweight showdown between Dominic Breazeale along with Carlos Negron beginning in 8 pm ET/5 p.m. PT. Jermall Charlo, that obtained a coin toss with his brother, will close the show while Jermell Charlo will battle Tony Harrison in defense of this WBC Super Welterweight World Title.
Korobov (28-1, 14 KOs), that was originally scheduled to handle Colombia’s Juan De Angel, has a great resume that has a unanimous decision victory over current super middleweight world champion Jose Uzcategui in 2014. His lone loss came in 2014 against Andy Lee in a middleweight championship fight. Korobov was ahead on all 3 judges & rsquo; scorecards when a hand captured him from Lee that resulted in a sixth round TKO loss.
He won the European Championships by defeating reigning undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in 2006. He ended his amateur career and also was a member of the 2008 Russian Olympic boxing team. He enters this struggle using four consecutive victories, having scored a unanimous decision over Jonathan Batista.
Tickets for the show, which is being promoted by Lions Promotions along with also TGB Promotions in conjunction with DiBella Entertainment, begin at $50 and are on sale today. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or simply by calling 800 745 3000. Tickets can also be purchased in Barclays-center beginning Saturday, October 27 at noon ET in the American Express Boxoffice. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.