Photos: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions
WBC interim middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Matt Korobov (28-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Korobov gave Charlo all he could handle for the first eleven rounds. Charlo finally rocked Korobov in the last round. Scores were 119-108, 116-112, 116-112.
“I used everything that happened tonight as motivation in the 12th round,” said Charlo. “I haven’t been that far in a fight in a couple of years. It felt good to be in there, get hit and bang with someone. He was an experienced guy who will make me better.”
Korobov thought he had done enough to win the fight after he stepped in as a replacement opponent one week prior to fight night.
“I thought that I won the fight,” said Korobov. “It was definitely a fight that could have gone either way, but I believe the people know that I won. I’m the most avoided fighter in boxing and I showed why tonight. I hope this performance will get me another title fight.”