Welterweight/middleweight boxing

Jermall Charlo vs Matt Korobov: interim champion keeps his middleweight title, while twin Jermell loses his

  • One wins while the other loses his title at the Barclays Centre in New York
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 December, 2018, 2:14pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 December, 2018, 2:14pm

An hour after his brother lost his belt, Jermall Charlo kept his with a unanimous decision over a game but outclassed Matt Korobov on Saturday night at Barclays Centre.

The interim WBC middleweight champion knew his twin, Jermell, had been outpointed earlier, and Jermall was emphatic at the finish – perhaps to erase any doubt with this set of judges. He staggered Korobov in the middle of the 12th round, and they slugged it out pretty much until the finish.

Jermall Charlo (28-0) won 119-108 on one card, 116-112 on the other two. Korobov (27-2) was subbing for Willie Monroe Jnr after Monroe failed a drug test.

Earlier, Tony Harrison withstood a late surge by Jermell Charlo to take the WBC super welterweight title in a unanimous decision that drew heavy boos from the crowd at Barclays Centre.