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