Matt Korobov

Matvey Georgiyevich "Matt" Korobov (Russian: Матвей Георгиевич "Мэтт" Коробов; born 7 January 1983) is a Russian professional boxer who has challenged once for the WBO middleweight title in 2014, and the WBC interim middleweight title in 2018. As an amateur he won consecutive gold medals at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, and gold at the 2005 Boxing World Cup; all in the middleweight division.

Matt Korobov
Мэтт Коробов
Statistics
Real nameMatvey Georgiyevich Korobov
Weight(s)Middleweight
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Reach179 cm (70 in)
NationalityRussian
Born (1983-01-07) 7 January 1983 (age 37)
Orotukan, Magadan,
Soviet Union (now Russia)
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins28
Wins by KO14
Losses3
Draws1

Amateur careerEdit

Korobov won the European junior title in 2001.

He became Russian champion in 2003 and 2004 but did not participate in the 2004 Summer Olympics as his country chose to send Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov, who had lost to him but eventually won Olympic gold.

He won the world championships in 2005 against Emilio Correa and the European Championships in 2006, defeating Oleksandr Usyk. He calls his World Cup win over Cuban Yordanis Despaigne the hardest fight of his amateur career, he helped to edge out a 6:5 team win.

In 2005 he was part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Boxing World Cup.[1]

He once again won the world title by easily beating Sergiy Derevyanchenko and dominating Alfonso Blanco in 2007 by a score of PTS 29:4.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he was off-form and was upset in his second bout by Bakhtiyar Artayev. He decided to turn pro afterwards.[2] His record was 300-12.

World Amateur championship resultsEdit

2005

2007

Olympic resultsEdit

2008


Professional careerEdit

In his first world title fight on 13 December 2014, Korobov faced Andy Lee for the vacant WBO middleweight title. Even though he was doing well for the first five rounds, the Russian-born would end up hurt and then knocked out in the sixth round, losing his opportunty to become a world champion for the first time in his career.[3]

On 22 December 2018, WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo was slated to defend his belt against Willie Monroe Jr. However, Monroe Jr's VADA tests came out positive for a banned substance, which meant a new opponent for Charlo was in the works. Korobov ended up being the substitution and gave Charlo a very tough fight, however, was still unable to come out with the win. Korobov started the fight really strong, but gave up the latter part to the WBC champion.[4]

After a controversial majority draw against Immanuwel Aleem, Korobov, WBA's number #3 at middleweight at the time would go on to fight WBA's #1, Chris Eubank Jr. for the vacant WBA interim middleweight title, which was also the final eliminator for the full WBA middleweight title. Korobov lost the fight by a second-round TKO and injured his left shoulder during the process.[5]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
32 fights 28 wins 3 losses
By knockout 14 2
By decision 14 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
32 Loss 28–3–1   Chris Eubank Jr. TKO 2 (12), 0:34 7 Dec 2019   Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. For vacant WBA interim middleweight title;
Korobov unable to continue due to shoulder injury
31 Draw 28–2–1   Immanuwel Aleem MD 10 11 May 2019   EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
30 Loss 28–2   Jermall Charlo UD 12 22 Dec 2018   Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. For WBC interim middleweight title
29 Win 28–1   Jonathan Batista UD 6 2 Mar 2018   Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida, U.S.
28 Win 27–1   Scott Sigmon UD 8 18 Nov 2016   Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.
27 Win 26–1   Brian Vera UD 8 25 Jun 2016   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
26 Win 25–1   Josue Ovando UD 8 16 Jan 2016   The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
25 Loss 24–1   Andy Lee TKO 6 (12), 1:10 13 Dec 2014   Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBO middleweight title
24 Win 24–0   José Uzcátegui UD 10 28 Jun 2014   CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title
23 Win 23–0   Emil Gonzalez RTD 6 (8), 3:00 19 Apr 2014   Bahia Shrine Temple, Orlando, Florida, U.S.
22 Win 22–0   Derek Edwards TKO 9 (10), 0:28 7 Dec 2013   Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
21 Win 21–0   Grady Brewer UD 8 28 Dec 2013   StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
20 Win 20–0   Ossie Duran KO 3 (8), 0:51 15 Jun 2013   American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
19 Win 19–0   Arturo Rodriguez TKO 5 (8), 1:07 16 Feb 2013   Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico
18 Win 18–0   Milton Núñez UD 8 27 Oct 2012   County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
17 Win 17–0   Latif Mundy KO 4 (8), 0:22 11 Nov 2011   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
16 Win 16–0   Lester Gonzalez UD 8 9 Jul 2011   Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.
15 Win 15–0   Marcos Primera UD 6 23 Apr 2011   WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, U.S.
14 Win 14–0   Michael Walker TKO 1 (8), 1:31 12 Mar 2011   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
13 Win 13–0   Derrick Findley UD 8 20 Nov 2010   WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, U.S.
12 Win 12–0   Anthony Greenidge UD 8 11 Sep 2010   Pearl Concert Theater, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
11 Win 11–0   Joshua Snyder UD 8 17 Apr 2010   Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
10 Win 10–0   Lamar Harris TKO 1 (6), 1:05 13 Feb 2010   Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
9 Win 9–0   Ken Dunham TKO 3 (6), 1:29 19 Dec 2009   Beeghly Center, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
8 Win 8–0   James Winchester UD 6 14 Nov 2009   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
7 Win 7–0   Benjamin Diaz KO 1 (4), 1:22 27 Jun 2009   Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
6 Win 6–0   Loren Myers UD 4 13 Jun 2009   Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
5 Win 5–0   Anthony Bartinelli TKO 2 (4), 2:15 2 May 2009   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
4 Win 4–0   Cory Jones TKO 4 (4), 2:59 21 Feb 2009   Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0   Roberto Florentino KO 1 (4), 2:26 26 Jan 2009   Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
2 Win 2–0   Jason Wahr TKO 1 (4), 2:52 13 Dec 2008   Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
1 Win 1–0   Mario Evangelista TKO 3 (4), 2:01 1 Nov 2008   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Подопечные Александра Лебзяка одолели боксеров с Острова Свободы: Спорт". Lenta.ru. 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  2. ^ "После Олимпиады Коробов перейдет в профессионалы". Sports.ru. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  3. ^ "Andy Lee Shocks, Stops Matt Korobov In Six To Win Title". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. ^ "News Archive". Box.Live. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Eubank Jr vs Korobov - News, Tape, Ringwalk, TV, Streaming & Tickets". Box.Live. Retrieved 25 May 2020.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Patrick Nielsen
WBO Inter-Continental
middleweight champion

28 June 2014 – October 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
John Ryder