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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.
|Real name||Matvey Georgiyevich Korobov|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Reach||179 cm (70 in)|
|Born||7 January 1983|
Soviet Union (now Russia)
|Wins by KO||14|
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.
World Amateur championship resultsEdit
- Defeated Dzhakhon Kurbanov (Tajikistan) RSC
- Defeated Jarrod Fletcher (Australia) RSC
- Defeated Darren Sutherland (Ireland) RSCO 3
- Defeated Emilio Correa (Cuba) 49-25
- Defeated Ismail Syllakh (Ukraine) RSCO 2
- Defeated Francy Ntetu (Canada) RSC 3
- Defeated Hamyoun Amiri (Irán) RSCO 3
- Defeated Carlos Góngora (Ecuador) RSCO 3
- Defeated Wang Jianzheng (China) 22-3
- Defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine) AB 2
- Defeated Alfonso Blanco (boxer) (Venezuela) 29-4
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.
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.
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.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|32 fights||28 wins||3 losses|
|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.|
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|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byPatrick Nielsen
| WBO Inter-Continental
28 June 2014 – October 2014
Title next held byJohn Ryder