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Matt Korobov

Weightclass: Middleweight

  • 26wins

  • 1losses

  • 0draws

  • 13kos

AGE:
33
Birthplace:
Orotukan, Russia
Height:
5'11"
reach:
74
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin, George Korobov (father)
Trainers:
Charles Mooney (1976 Olympic bantamweight silver medalist)

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Matt Korobov

At the age of 33, Matt is a seven-year pro. A contender at 160 pounds, he was an elite international amateur – he won gold medals at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, the 2005 World Cup, and the 2006 European Championships, and had impressive wins against fellow standouts Emilio Correa of Cuba, Ismayl Syllakh of Ukraine, Daniel Jacobs of the U.S., and Yordanis Despaigne of Cuba. In a couple of domestic amateur tournaments in Russia he had two wins in three fights against Sergey Kovalev, who currently holds the WBO-IBF-WBA light heavyweight world titles.

In his last fight on June 25 in Dallas, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against Bryan Vera.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Korobov returned from a 13-month layoff for an eight-round decision win in January and scored his second victory in a row by outpointing Vera, who got knocked down four times but won some middle rounds and showed a big heart in the loss.

Korobov started very fast. He was all over Vera, knocking him down twice in the first round, with a right hook and then with a left hand. In the second round, Korobov floored Vera for the third time, sending him to his rear end with a right hook. Vera, who suffered a nasty cut over his right eye, hit the mat again in the final round when Vera landed a left hand to the body. As always, Vera got up yet again and lasted the distance in a good fight but another defeat, his fifth in a row. [End Rafael item]

He started working with trainer Charles Mooney in February, 2013.

Matt said, “It was a tough adjustment for me to the pros. My amateur things all mixed with the pro things, in the training, preparation for the fight, in the ring. The fights were longer time, different style. In amateur, you just focus on points. Those rounds pass very quick. Here, you have to follow your plan, set up before fight.

“Now I think like a pro. I’m much more comfortable. And now I have good team to direct me the right way to do it. My team, we’re doing things to be better. I’m glad I have this team and my family here supporting me.”

 

fight history

  • 2008

    on 1-24-08 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by TKO (1st round) against Roberto Florentino (3-3): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Shane Mosley-Antonio Margarito main event, and Matt was very impressive; he rocked Florentino with a series of punches in the 1st round, then scored a knockdown with a right hook-left hand combination – Florentino got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:26…

    On 12-13-08 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won by TKO (1st round) against Jason Wahr (1-1-2): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Kendall Holt-Demetrius Hopkins main event, and Matt quickly overpowered Wahr; he scored three knockdowns in the 1st round – the first two with right hooks, the third with a left hand – and the referee stopped the fight at 2:52…

    He debuted at the age of 25 on 11-1-08 in Las Vegas and won by TKO (3rd round) against Mario Evangelista (1-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Matt Vanda main event; Matt wore down Evangelista with body punches; he scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 3rd round that left Evangelista dazed and sitting on the ropes, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:01…

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  • 2009

    on 12-19-09 in Youngstown, OH, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Ken Dunham (6-11-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Kelly Pavlik-Miguel Espino main event; Matt scored a knockdown in the 1st round; he scored another knockdown in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:29…

    On 11-14-09 in Las Vegas he won a 6 round unanimous decision against James Winchester (10-2): the fight was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto main event; Winchester pressed forward and gave a good effort, but Matt dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Winchester and landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards…

    On 6-27-09 in Atlantic City he won by knockout (1st round) against Benjamin Diaz (10-2-2): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Lopez-Olivier Lontchi main event; Matt scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a jab, the second with a body punch – and Diaz was counted out at 1:22…

    On 6-13-09 in New York, NY, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Loren Myers (7-4): the fight was on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Joshua Clottey main event, and Matt dominated; he consistently outworked Myers, rocked him repeatedly, and won by scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    On 5-2-09 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Anthony Bartinelli (20-12-2): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton main event, and Matt dominated; he rocked Bartinelli several times in the 1st round, then scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 2nd – Bartinelli got up, but Matt rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:15…

    On 2-21-09 in New York, NY, he won by TKO (4th round) against Cory Jones (4-4): Jones fought very defensively, but Matt constantly pressed forward and outworked him; Matt scored a knockdown with a right hook that dropped Jones face-first, out cold, in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:59; after the fight, Matt said, “It’s called a ‘step-back’ right hook. You step back and it gives you room to throw the punch.”…

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  • 2010

    on 11-20-10 in Thackerville he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Derrick Findley (17-3): the bout was on the undercard at the WinStar Casino, and Matt dominated most of the fight; scored 78-74 on all three scorecards…

    On 9-11-10 in Las Vegas he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Anthony Greenidge (14-4-1): the fight was on the undercard of the Yuriorkis Gamboa-Orlando Salido main event, and Matt dominated; Greenidge was cut over his right eye in the 1st round; Matt consistently outworked him, landed the harder punches, and steadily wore him down; scored 79-73 on all three scorecards..

    On 4-17-10 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Joshua Snyder (8-4-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Sergio Martinez-Kelly Pavlik main event; Matt consistently outworked Snyder, landed the harder punches, and dominated most of the fight; scored 78-74, 78-74, 79-73…

    On 2-13-10 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Lamar Harris (6-4-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Manuel Vargas main event; Matt staggered Harris with a series of punches in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:05…

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