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Who won Korobov vs Aleem?
Matt Korobov beat Immanuwel Aleem by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 11th May 2019 at EagleBank Arena in Virginia.
The scorecards were announced as 95-95, 96-95, 97-93 in favor of winner Matt Korobov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jarrett Hurd losing to Julian Williams for the IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Alexandru Marin defeated Luis Concepcion, Paulus Ambunda was defeated by Stephen Fulton and Mario Barrios beat Juan Jose Velasco.
Korobov vs Aleem stats
Matt Korobov stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Immanuwel Aleem made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Aleem had advantage in power over Korobov, with a 61% knock out percentage over Korobov's 50%.
Matt Korobov was the older man by 11 years, at 39 years old.
Korobov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Aleem. Despite this, Aleem had 2-inch reach advantage.
Matt Korobov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Immanuwel Aleem was an orthodox fighter.
Korobov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Aleem, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 62 more professional rounds, 182 to Aleem's 120.
Matt Korobov went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBA and 14 by the WBC at middleweight.
Immanuwel Aleem was ranked number 15 by the WBC in the 160lb division.
Korobov vs Aleem form
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 defeated Immanuwel Aleem on 11th May 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at EagleBank Arena, Virginia.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Jonathan Batista on 24th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Miami Airport Convention Center, Florida.
He had won against Scott Sigmon on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Osceola Heritage Center, Florida.
Korobov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Aleem's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.5 rounds on average.
What time did Korobov vs Aleem start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at EagleBank Arena, Virginia, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Korobov vs Aleem?
Korobov vs Aleem was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Korobov vs Aleem?
Matt Korobov was a 3/25 (-833) favourite going into the contest, while Immanuwel Aleem made his way into the ring at 269/50 (+538) with oddsmakers.