Eubank vs Korobov

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Oct 23, 2019.


Who wins

This poll will close on Dec 8, 2019 at 1:24 AM.
  1. Eubank

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  2. Korobov

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    38.7%
  1. Scissors

    Scissors Ex British Forum Poster. Full Member

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  2. Scissors

    Scissors Ex British Forum Poster. Full Member

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    Back down to middleweight, probably the right move for him although he will get questioned why he’s moved now whilst Saunders has moved up.

    adds to a very good month of boxing. Looking forward to December.
     
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  3. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Will be a great fight.
     
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  4. JordanK2406

    JordanK2406 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Man this gonna be a good fight, I’ve got a late Eubanks jr ko if he can make the weight safely
     
  5. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He should make weight relatively comfortably considering he was barely reaching 168 at SMW.
     
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  6. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    So, we're back to having 3 WBA beltholders at middleweight after that bout.
    Alvarez
    Murata
    Winner Korobov/Eubank
     
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  7. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    I remember seeing him at the BJS weigh in and he looked thin and drained and it's more than 3 years since he last fought at M. Not sure about that.
     
  8. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I am not sure if this is a great idea for Eubank Jr.

    I think this is one he loses and is a bad choice of opponent. He likely has the toughness to stay upright for 12 rounds. But I think he is beaten clearly in this one. Although I am sure as with his losses to BJS and Groves, he will be claiming a robbery over this one.
     
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  9. Scissors

    Scissors Ex British Forum Poster. Full Member

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    didn’t actually realise that. By fight night it will be 3.5 years since he last fought at middle.
     
  10. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    Korobov is still an easyish win I'd have thought and it'll be 10 months since Chris was in the ring. I hope the plan is to get that done and move up. I do like Junior quite a bit. He's a bit raw, but he is watchable and could do well over there.
     
  11. Odins beard

    Odins beard Leïla Bekhti fan club Full Member

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    Korobov UD, survives the odd scare.
     
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  12. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is a decent fight to be fair
     
  13. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    What are his options though? He was commonly held to be outgunned at super middleweight?
     
  14. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Interesting fight and difficult to call. Korobov showed against Charlo that he still has plenty left, and you can see his southpaw stance and that sneaky left causing Eubank problems. Eubank has struggled against lefties before; Korobov isn't a mover like Saunders, but even a shot DeGale made life awkward at times without actually doing much of anything.

    Eubank is obviously the younger, fitter guy, and 160 is a much better fit for him than 168. It's not like he bulked up much to fight at the higher weight, and should be able to cut to middle without any issues.

    Korobov does tend to tire down the stretch and is prone to fighting in bursts, and Eubank even in his losses has come on strong in the championship rounds.

    I think Korobov gets off to an early lead, and it depends on how quickly Eubank can start getting to him. Junior will probably do enough to wear him down later on, and may even force a late stoppage.
     
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  15. Citizen Smith

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    I'm confident he takes Billy at Super. I believe that loss rankles with him and it's a bet I'm looking forward to. Going forward in Super, not sure.
     


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