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The Big Question: How will Chris Eubank Jnr handle Matt Korobov in Brooklyn this weekend?

Chris Eubank Jr
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We asked this week's panellists to analyse Saturday's middleweight fight between Chris Eubank Jnr and Matt Korobov in Brooklyn

Dave Allen (Heavyweight contender)

Eubank’s inactivity worries me. His best years are now and yet he has seemingly been sitting around training with no fights on the horizon. Here he is the much younger fresher man, though. I think Korobov’s experience makes it hard work and competitive through six rounds, then the fresher men will pull through for a close but clear win on the cards.

Callum Johnson (Former British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion)

I haven’t seen much of Korobov recently, or even a lot of him in the pros, but, if he’s anything like he was in the amateurs and can sustain it for the 12 rounds, I see him beating Eubank Jnr on points.

Gareth A. Davies (Journalist)

Eubank Jnr has a good dance partner here in Korobov, and it is a very decent piece of matchmaking. Right place, New York, good name, right time. Korobov’s physicality should suit Eubank Jnr, but he will have to be wary early against the 36-year-old’s left hand from the southpaw stance. Eubank Jnr by late stoppage in a war.    

Colin McMillan (Former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion)

Although Korobov is a dangerous southpaw with a lot of experience, I feel the younger, fitter and fresher Eubank Jnr will be a little too hungry and force a late stoppage.

Matt Korobov
Korobov is a skilful southpaw (Stacey Verbeek)

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