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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 for the vacant 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 6 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 19 more professional rounds, 201 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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by George Groves on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.
He had defeated Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Matt Korobov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Chris Eubank Jr on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Interim World Middleweight and WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Immanuwel Aleem on 11th May 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jermall Charlo on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Jonathan Batista on 24th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Miami Airport Convention Center, Florida.
Hehad beat Scott Sigmon on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Osceola Heritage Center, Florida.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Eubank Jr had been fighting more than Matt Korobov.
Going to this contest, Chris Eubank Jr had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 1 day ago, while Matt Korobov's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 17 days ago.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Korobov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 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.