The Irishman, who set up the shot with a glorious one-punch knockout of John Jackson, turned this fight around with one right hook. The contest was competitive after five sessions, but Korobov appeared to be edging it. And then came that defining Irish punch.
“I’ve never been hurt before,” said Korobov after suffering the first defeat of his career. “I caught a bad hook to the chin and couldn’t recover.”
Following the right hook, Korobov was hammered before referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to rescue him at 1-10 of the round.