Matt Korobov-Andy Lee On Dec. 13 Bradley-Chaves Undercard in Vegas

MATT KOROBOV vs. ANDY LEE

WORLD MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT ADDED

TO BRADLEY-CHAVES/HERRERA-BENAVIDEZ EVENT

Saturday, December 13, Live on HBO®

The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Tickets On Sale

Tomorrow! Friday, October 24, at 10 A.M. PDT

LAS VEGAS, NV. (October 23, 2014) – The exciting world championship boxing event, featuring the Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley vs. Diego “La Joya” Chaves 12-round welterweight rumble and the MAURICIO “El Maestro” HERRERA vs. JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR. World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Championship, taking place Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109), has added another world title fight to its stellar card. Top-rated contenders MATT KOROBOV and ANDY LEE will battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Championship. The tripleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Golden Boy Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Tecate, tickets to the Bradley-Chaves/Herrera-Benavidez/Korobov-Lee world championship event go on sale Tomorrow! Friday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Priced at $40, $60, $100, $125 and $150, tickets will be available for purchase at www.cosmopolitan.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.tickermaster.com. Room/ticket packages will also be available.

“Matt Korobov and Andy Lee will thrill fans in their battle for World Middleweight Championship at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Adding this bout to the already stacked December 13 show featuring Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves and Jose Benavidez vs. Mauricio Herrera makes this an incredible triple header and a wonderful way to close out the year.” said Todd duBoef, president, Top Rank.

“Andy Lee is legitimately one of the best middleweights in the world and he will prove that when he defeats Matt Korobov,” said Lou DiBella. “Korobov-Lee is an evenly matched fight that is sure to bring fireworks. December 13 will be a great night for boxing fans.”

Korobov (24-0, 13 KOs), a 2008 Russian Olympian and stellar amateur, made his long-awaited HBO debut in his last fight which took place on June 28. In a battle of undefeated contenders, Korobov won a unanimous decision over Jose Uzcategui (22-0, 18 KOs), to capture the WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title. Uzcategui had stopped 10 of his 11 previous opponents before that. Now based in St, Petersburg, Fla., Korobov, a six-year veteran of the pro ranks, enters this fight having won three of his last five fights by knockout, including a sixth-round stoppage of Emil Gonzalez on April 16. Korobov is currently world-rated No. 1 by the WBO.

Lee (33-2, 23 KOs), who at 6’2, is three inches taller than Korobov, was born in London but is Irish of heritage. Ireland’s sole boxing representative in the 2004 Olympics, Lee made his professional debut in 2006, winning a six-round decision over Anthony Cannon. Trained at the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit by the late Hall of Fame inductee Emanuel Steward, who referred to Lee as “my left-handed Tommy Hearns,” Lee possesses exceptional skills, speed and movement, complemented by good punching power and experience against good opposition. He enters this fight riding a two-year, five-bout winning streak with three of those victories coming inside the distance since unsuccessfully challenging previously-undefeated defending World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in 2012. In his last fight, on June 7, Lee knocked out once-beaten John Jackson (18-1, 15 KOs) in the fifth round. Lee is world-rated No. 4 by the WBO.

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COMMENTS

-Kid Blast :

Could be snoozer.


-oubobcat :

Could be snoozer.
I have seen comments by people in the sport thinking just that. But I don't think it will be a snoozer. It won't be an all out slugfest but shouldn't be a bad fight. The reason why I don't think it will be a snoozer is well both guys are not all that skilled on the defensive end and leave openings to be hit. Generally when two defensively challenged fighters face one another it doesn't turn out to be a dull fight. Just look at Korobov's last fight against Uzcategui. Not a barn burner but it had its moments. Both guys were there to be hit and both found ways to land their shots. Korobov just proved to be a little more well rounded which was the difference. I think you see a similar fight to Korobov-Uzcategai but with Lee being more seasoned he will land more on Korobov. It turns out to be a solid fight and I think Korobov wins but faces some adversity.


-stormcentre :

Both guys have a lot to prove. This will tell us, if and how Mattvey deals with a lefty that has skiils, style and some panache and reasonable power. Cudos to Lee for stepping up and/or agreeing to the fight. He (Lee) better hope he can hurt Korobov and/or gain his respect, because if he can't he's getting steamrolled.


-Kid Blast :

Unless Lee gets lucky with a counter like he did in his last duke, he will indeed be steamrolled. But given their respective styles, this is one that has the makings of torture use for captured terrorists. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz_________________


-brownsugar :

I don't think I have ever seen Lee in a boring fight. I have seen him under achieve, overachieve and fizzle out. ... But from Vera to Chavez Jr to his latest conquest Lee's always entertaining. Due to Lee gaining a bit of momentum, Korobov will have to remain focused to set up the ambush.


-stormcentre :

Yep, no doubt Andy Lee is - as far as he is concerned - ready for a title and the big time. He has good, if not great skills, and he knows (at least until he feels the power of "MK Ultra") there's no point going in there acting like an opponent. If he does that Korobov will smell blood and fear. Either way, Mattvey will really get up for this opportunity, and I can't see Lee beating him unless he catches him with a sneaky shot whilst Mattvey is not completely warmed up and in "feel out" mode. Don't get me wrong, I like Lee, his boxing game, and also his straight up Irish "Tell It Like Tis" personality. More I think Korobov both has and is too much, all round, for Lee. As a result, I think the fight will be entertaining.


-The Commish :

Unless Lee gets lucky with a counter like he did in his last duke, he will indeed be steamrolled. But given their respective styles, this is one that has the makings of torture use for captured terrorists. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz_________________
I'm really surprised you thinks this could turn into a snoozefest, or, as my buddy Bert Sugar used to say, a "bore snore." I think there will be more action than many are predicting. The same thing goes for Bradley-Chaves. December is looking like a fine month for boxing. -Randy G.


-Kid Blast :

Nice deflection attempt Randy, but Chavez-Bradley is a horse of a different color. If there was some thing to bet, I'd bet it that Matt-Andy will be a stinker. Maybe if I lose I wont post for a week. lol