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Photos: Matt Korobov, Immanuwel Aleem Battle To a Draw

Fairfax, Virginia - In the opening television bout middleweight contenders Matt Korobov of Orotukan, Russia and Immanuwel Aleem of East Meadow, N.Y. stalked each other for 10 rounds. (photos be Leo Wilson, Stephanie Trapp)

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They took turns pressing the action and playing the aggressor, dishing out and absorbing the best that each had to offer. In the end Korobov (29-2, 14 KOs) and Aleem (18-2-1, 11 KOs) had fought to a majority draw.

The contest was originally announced as a majority decision win for Korobov, and later changed to a draw after a scoring error was found.

One judge had Korobov winning 97-93 and two judges scored it 95-95.

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In the sixth round Korobov landed a combination that rocked Aleem and had him in trouble momentarily. But Aleem weathered the storm. Aleem came out strong in the ninth round, practically running across the ring to meet Korobov, who had slowly raised his 36-year-old body off the corner stool at the last second.

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Sensing the close nature of the fight, both Korobov and Aleem unloaded and landed some heavy shots seeking to keep the outcome away from the judges’ scorecards.

Aleem said he thought he won the fight.

Korobov , who lost a unanimous decision to Jermall Charlo in his last fight, said he felt sluggish during the match against Aleem.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 1mb11 on 05-12-2019

Korobov won the first 7 rounds. Virginia commission reversed the decision WWE style.

Comment by JLC on 05-12-2019

Cool. I actually thought this was a draw myself when I watched it live.

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