News | Dec 14 2014

Boxing results: Andy Lee is the new WBO middleweight champion after stopping Matt Korobov

Andy Lee dedicates his shock victory to Emanuel Steward after halting Matt Korobov
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ANDY LEE is the new WBO middleweight champion after stopping the highly-touted Matt Korobov in six rounds at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

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.”

 

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