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Chris Eubank Jr: I've Landed in America, Time For Active 2020

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - In the co-featured bout, Chris Eubank Jr.’s (29-2, 22 KOs) long-awaited United States debut ended in frustrating fashion as his opponent, Matt Korobov (28-3-1, 14 KOs), suffered a bout-ending injury at just :34 of the second round. Because it was ruled a self-inflicted injury, the result was officially declared a TKO victory for Eubank, who picked up the Interim WBA Middleweight Title.

Korobov, a top contender in the middleweight division, injured his left shoulder after throwing a punch that failed to land. After consulting with the ringside doctor, it was deemed that he would be unable to continue. 

“I felt like I was about to get my swagger on,” Eubank told SHOWTIME reporter Jim Gray following the stoppage. “He just turned around and stopped. I was going to go jump on him. I guess something happened with his shoulder. There’s nothing to take from the fight. I threw like three or four punches. I was just warming up."

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In the buildup to the fight, Eubank, the son of British boxing legend and former two-division world champion Chris Eubank Sr., repeatedly said that there would be a new contender in the stacked middleweight division. Despite not getting a chance to introduce himself to the American audience in the way he envisioned, Eubank is looking ahead to a busy 2020. 

“I’m the winner, I’m going to move forward and challenger for these belts," said Eubank. "This wasn’t my dream.  My dream was to come here to America and make a statement. Now that I’ve landed and I settled with the new promotional team, I feel I can get the ball rolling for an active 2020.  It’s a shame it had to start like this, but it is what it is.” 

"I was trying to throw the left hand straight, and I just felt the muscle immediately, like I pulled it,” said Korobov. “It was a lot of pain right away. I couldn't fight with just one arm, especially being a southpaw."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Split Decision on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20241232]Lol just caught his fight with Korobov. Eubank is lucky Matvey is plagued by bad luck. On to what the plan always was... Charlo vs Eubank. [B]Battle of the dumb families.....[/B][/QUOTE] damn... pretty disrespectful

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-09-2019

Eubank will always flatter to deceive against top opposition in their prime

Comment by Nash out on 12-08-2019

What a win for Eubank! Brilliant tactics. He let Korobov unleash what he had in the first round, conceding the round to him so he could surprise him in round 2 with a masterful KO. A shot so fast nobody…

Comment by Mammoth on 12-08-2019

Lol just caught his fight with Korobov. Eubank is lucky Matvey is plagued by bad luck. On to what the plan always was... Charlo vs Eubank. Battle of the dumb families.....

Comment by Mindgames on 12-08-2019

Eubank got bashed up by Spike for a few rounds, didnt mean anything. Cant believe im actually defending Jnr, but come on,cant judge on a round.

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