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Risky Business: Chris Eubank Jnr fights well-schooled southpaw Matt Korobov in Brooklyn

Brighton's Chris Eubank Jnr travels to Brooklyn to fight former amateur star Matt Korobov, a technical southpaw aiming to expose his flaws
Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Eubank Jr  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

Chris Eubank Jnr started the year with what appeared to be a breakout win against a southpaw former amateur star and will end the year with a fight against another southpaw former amateur star.

Back in February Eubank Jnr outhustled James DeGale, the 2008 Olympic gold medallist, while on Saturday (December 7) he will look to do something similar to Matt Korobov, a two-time world amateur champion, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The DeGale win was at super-middleweight, yet this fight with Korobov sees Eubank Jnr return to the middleweight division for his first outing there since 2016. It will also offer Eubank Jnr the opportunity to win the WBA regular interim title at this weight, despite the fact the WBA’s regular champion Ryota Murata is due to defend his belt against Steven Butler on December 23.

 

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