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Who won Eubank Jr vs Korobov?
Chris Eubank Jr beat Matt Korobov by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 7th December 2019 at Barclays Center in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was a final eliminator for the middleweight championships of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jermall Charlo beating Dennis Hogan for the WBC World Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Marlon Tapales lost to Ryosuke Iwasa.
Eubank Jr vs Korobov stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Matt Korobov made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Eubank Jr had a large advantage in power over Korobov, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Korobov's 50%.
Chris Eubank Jr was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.
Eubank Jr had 2-inch reach advantage.
Chris Eubank Jr fought out of the orthodox stance, while Matt Korobov was a southpaw.
Eubank Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year later than Korobov, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 31 more professional rounds, 213 to Korobov's 182.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at middleweight.
Matt Korobov was ranked number 3 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Eubank Jr vs Korobov form
Eubank Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Renold Quinlan on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Olympia, London.
Before that, he had defeated Tom Doran on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Nick Blackwell on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Matt Korobov had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Immanuwel Aleem on 11th May 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at EagleBank Arena, Virginia, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jermall Charlo on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jonathan Batista on 24th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Miami Airport Convention Center, Florida.
Before that, he had beat Scott Sigmon on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Osceola Heritage Center, Florida.
He had won against Brian Vera on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at The Bomb Factory, Texas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Matt Korobov had been fighting more than Chris Eubank Jr.
Going to this contest, Chris Eubank Jr had last fought 4 years, 10 months and 9 days ago, while Matt Korobov's last outing had been 3 years, 3 months and 5 days ago.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Korobov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs Korobov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Eubank Jr vs Korobov?
Chris Eubank Jr was a 9/25 (-277) favourite going into the contest, while Matt Korobov made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+225) with oddsmakers.