Boxing Odds – Korobov vs. Lee for Vacant WBO World Middleweight Title December 13!

Matt Korobov is undefeated but will be facing a rugged southpaw Irishman on Saturday with a championship belt on the line. Matt Korobov will face Andy “Irish” Lee for the Vacant WBO World Middleweight title on Saturday, December 13 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Korobov opened as a -500 favorite with the Boxing odds while Lee was a +350 dog.

Matt Korobov

The 31 year old Matt Korobov stands at five feet 11 inches tall with a reach of 70 and one half inches and a southpaw stance. Korobov is a native of Russia and now resides in Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA. Korobov has a career record of 24 wins, no losses and no draws with 14 out of his 24 career wins coming by knockout. Korobov is ranked first among Russians and is ranked ninth in the world.

Korobov is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jose Uzcategui for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title in a ten round bout that took place at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE, USA on June 28, 2014.

Korobov defeated Emil Gonzalez in a RTD in the sixth round of an eight round bout that took place on April 19, 2014.

Andy “Irish” Lee

The 30 year old Andy Lee stands at six feet two inches tall with a southpaw stance. Lee is a native of Bow, London, United Kingdom and now resides in London although he is Irish. Lee has a career record of 33 wins, two losses, and no draws. Out of his 33 career wins Lee has scored 23 knockouts while both of his career losses have come by knockout. Lee is ranked first among Irishmen and is ranked 15th in the world.

Lee is coming off a knockout win over John Jackson in the fifth round of a scheduled 10 round bout for the vacant NABF light middleweight title that took place on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lee has won five consecutive bouts since his TKO loss to Julio Cesar Chavez for the WBC World Middleweight Title on June 16, 2012.

The Pick

We like Korobov to maintain his undefeated status and pick up the win in this one!



-StormCentre :

Matty doesn't sound too bothered about Lee and his alleged self-claimed superior experience.
-> If goes beyond 4 or 5 rounds we should know who wins this from the look on Lee's face. Not many guys enjoy sharing the ring with Korobov in the later rounds to such an extent that it's not obvious from their expression that they have a mountain to climb. I recall this guy (Matvey Korobov) as an amateur in his homeland gyms, sparring anyone (pros and amateurs alike) and being as absolutely emotionless about how vicious his challenger's intentions may be - as he was with what they were getting in return. Even as he headed into his successful showdown with Kovalev; Korobov simply didn't give a fuc$, and was convinced Sergery was the one whom should be bothered. And, on that occasion it turned out that Matvey was correct - as he pretty much handed out a lesson to Sergey Kovalev.

-Skibbz :

I think it'll be Korobov too, fair play to Lee for taking the opportunity. If I'm being honest I see this as being his last chance to grab a world title, it's against a tough customer but he's got it give it his all. Word around london was that he was training hard and pushing himself which is what we like to see. He may know deep down it's his last chance saloon and I think he'll go in with a nothing to lose attitude. A KO could be on the cards (in Korobov's favour)

-StormCentre :

Yes Skibbz, agreed. Looking at how Lee performed against Jackson (the KO ending aside); it's hard to see; a) Lee changing too much - despite how match-ready he gets. b) That same style bothering Korobov who, in my opinion, would have bludgeoned Jackson. That said . . . on another slightly related note; have you ever seen the above-mentioned father's fight, including that with Terry Norris? OMG, Jackson Sr. was a committed and devastating puncher!

-oubobcat :

I like Korobov here too but believe Lee has a legitimate punchers chance here (as a matter of fact his only chance). Last December, Korobov fought Derek Edwards. In the first round, Edwards hurt Korobov badly and almost had him out of there. I wonder about Korobov's chin and what will happen when a bigger puncher hits him flush. Lee looked terrible in his last fight until that KO. I think part of it had to do with the weight. I think we see a better Lee in this fight. That said, Lee took a pummeling from Chavez a few years ago and that had to take something out of him. Korobov is more talented, quicker (both hand and foot speed) and fresher. Its a fight that Korobov should win. That is, as long as Lee does not find a way to catch lightening in a bottle.

-Skibbz :

Did anyone see that coming? Phones going ballistic with the news. Congrats to Andy what a night for him.

-Radam G :

Did anyone see that coming? Phones going ballistic with the news. Congrats to Andy what a night for him.
YES! I saw it coming. Hehehe! Holla!