From Mike Smith: Last Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions triple-header card FOX headlined by Jermall Charlo vs. Matt Korbov from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ny, averaged 1.69 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The card was a large success even though Jermall Charlo along with also his twin brother Jermell didn’t impress in both fights on the card.
Jermell lost his WBC 154 pound name to Tony Harrison by way of a 12 round unanimous decision in the co-feature bout on the card.
It was supposed to have been an easy tune up struggle for Jermell, 28, however it turned out to be his worst nightmare of losing to the highly technical Harrison (28-2, 21 KOs) by the scores 115-113, 116-112 and 115-113.
The Charlo-Korobov card attracted in better ratings compared to the previous five PBC on FOX cards.
‘d the Charlo brothers been matched against bigger names, the card would have likely done far better a lot more audiences compared to the 1.69 million that tuned into see it. Korobov, 35, isn’t popular with the boxing fans. He’d been largely inactive in recent decades, which made it even more bad as he gave interim World Boxing Council middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) a devil of a time in the major event. A great deal of the fans that saw the struggle believed that Korobov had done to earn the win over Jermall.
The judges saw it much differently than the buffs though in giving Charlo a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 116-112, 119-108 and 116-112. The estimate which scored it for Charlo by way of a 119-108 was torn apart from the boxing people after for turning into such a one-sided scorecards to get a struggle that appeared to move Korobov’s way.
How can a judge see the struggle so differently from the way the boxing people viewed it? The end result went Charlo’s way, however it didn’t help his position with the fans. He didn’t impress exactly the way he wanted to let him be seen as the winner or the next star in the middleweight division, which some buffs had previously labeled him. Charlo arrived on the scene of the struggle in a far lower position than he travelled to it.
Both Charlo brothers need to redeem themselves . Jermell will get his chance prior to Jermall, since he plans on fighting Harrison in a rematch in his second fight in four months to try and win back his WBC junior middleweight title. Jermall will likely move on, and maybe not struggle Korobov again. At he post-fight media conference, Jermall called out WBC middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez and former champion Gennady Golovkin. Charlo be waiting a long time before either of the two look his way for a struggle.
Heavyweight competition Dominic Breazeale (201, 18 KOs) put on the most effective performance in the inaugural part of the Premier Boxing Champions card FOX in beating Carlos Negron (20-2, 16 KOs) by way of a 9th round knock out. Breazeale, 3 3, looked sharp in the 6’6″ Negron before quitting him round nine.