Matvey Korobov

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  1. Charles Martel

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    Russian middleweight Matvey Korobov easily won the first fight in the 2008 Olympics, by a score of 18:6.

    He is one of the best in any weight division in the 2008 Olympics. Korobov won the Gold medal in the 2005 and 2007 world amateurs, and plans to turn pro immediately after the Olympics. Famous boxing trainer Angelo Dundee predicts he will win a world title within two years of turning pro.

    Here he is winning the Gold medal at middleweight in the 2007 world tournament in Chicago:

    Korobev in 2007 final

    And heres his biography:

    Matvey Korobov

    And here's more:

    Wikipedia on Korobov
     
  2. whiteathlete33

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    Excellent. I hope Americas team full of brothas losses bad
     
  3. Charles Martel

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    Ireland's light heavyweight Kenny Egan, who reminds me of Joe Calzaghe, scored a very wide decision (22-2) over his black opponent from the Virgin Islands, Julius Jackson.

    Olympic Boxing Results
     
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    Korobov's a special talent.One of,if not the best amateur i've ever seen.Can do everything in the ring,lightning fast hands,exceptional reflexes,rythm and strong punch,not afraid to mix it up similar Calzaghe,can move,counter and switch hit.He came to prominance for me when he took the world title in 2005 where he completly man handled and outclassed everyone of his opponents and since then its been pure domination.Multiple times Russian champion,2 times European champion and twice world champion and strong favorite for Olympic gold.A couple of the Russian prospects like Tischenko their lightweight and Bivol have lightning fast hands,obscenly fast which belies the typical stereotypes of Eastern Europeans as stiff,upright if not technically sound.Tischenko thrashed Gamboa,a Cuban defect current prospect/future pro superstar as an amateur.It would be good to see these Russian stylists in the paid ranks aswell.
     
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    Today, Matt Korobov KOed his African-American opponent Lamar Harris in the first round. [​IMG]
     
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    korobov fights tommorow saturday november 20 2010. the fight card he is on is televised, I dont know if his fight is being televised
     
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    korobov won a decision, I gave him every round, his opponent was tough as he took a bad beating. Korobov has very good body punches,a good jab and left cross. They showed a mexican heavyweight named andy ruiz, he looks like he is mostly white, he looks like a good prospect with fast hands and ko power.
     
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    Matvey Korobov, who's had his pro career mismanaged by Bob Arum after a good start a few years ago, tonight stopped a Ghanian boxer, Ossie Duran.

    Duran had never been previously stopped.

    http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/mikey-garcia-vs-juanma-lopez-early-results-from-dallas-207033

    Video of Korobov-Duran:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uHiA69WYGEc
     
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    He should be fighting for belts by now. It has been 5 years already and he is still an unknown.
     
  12. Charles Martel

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    He's been poorly promoted.

    That's why Lomachenko shouldn't have signed with Top Rank, it's good that Alexander Usyk didn't.

    Korobov won today by wide UD over veteran Grady Brewer.
     
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    Agreed for the most part!

    Korobov had a very impressive amateur background, as I recall he is a two-time Amateur World Championships winner (2005 and 2007, I think). Korobov has fought a few recognizable journeyman names here and there, but for the most part his fights have been relatively obscure. Top Rank (Bob Arum), his promoter has been unable or unwilling to get Korobov meaningful fights.

    In fairness I must also say though, that Ive seen many of Korobov's fights, and some of his fights he has struggled a bit against opponents that he should be beating easily (I recall him fighting an unknown journeyman - Loren Myers - and having a very tough fight). Sometimes it seems to me like Korobov have the desire. Korobov obviously has the talent, as his amateur record would suggest, but his pro career has lacked that little extra something distinguishable.

    Realistically, Vasyl Lomachenko had 3 major promotional options for entering the North American market;

    1) Top Rank & Bob Arum, have promoted many successful boxers in recent years including Oscar De La Hoya, Kelly Pavlik, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, and others. Nowadays, it seems Top Rank concerns itself more so in the lighter weight divisions and tends to cater to an Hispanic market. I once heard an interview of Bob Arum where he said that boxing's fanbase is "ethnic" (meaning Hispanic) and he caters his business around that. Many of their fights are shown in North America on HBO.

    2) K2, the Klitschko Brothers promotional group, of which Tom Loeffler is primarily associated. They currently promote the Klitschko Brothers, Gennady Golovkin, Ola Afolabi, Zaurbek Baysangurov, Alexander Ustinov, and Alexander Usyk. Many of their fights are shown in North America on HBO.

    3) Golden Boy & Al Haymon, currently promote various Negroes and Negro wanna-be's like Adrien Broner, Bernard Hopkins, Peter Quillin, Deontay Wilder, Danny Garcia, and others in the USA. I don't believe that Al Haymon has ever promoted a white fighter. So, good job on Lomachenko for not getting involved with these classless thugs. Many of their fights are shown in North America on Showtime.

    ALTERNATIVELY
    ) Vasyl Lomachenko could have done something like self-promote himself (like Mayweather is currently), or maybe get involved with a smaller promoter like Lou DiBella, or even Kathy Duva of Main Events (similar to what Sergey Kovalev is doing). Of course, he could have stayed in Europe, built himself up in Germany.

    Personally, I would have preferred to see Lomachenko sign with K2 (promotional group of the Klitschko Brothers), and follow a path similar to that which Gennady Golovkin has done with K2 in the USA. K2 has decent relationships with HBO, so he would have eventually been featured on HBO like Golovkin is today.

    As I understand, Alexander Usyk signed with K2, and that's awesome. You can be certain he will be promoted very well :)

    Ultimately, I think the reason Lomachenko signed with Top Rank is because he feels they have the ability to get him the best fights and the most exposure through HBO. It's also a good thing that Top Rank is heavily invested in the lower weight categories. Time will tell, but Lomachenko obviously has the talent to be successful anywhere.

    Bob Arum, though at times incompetent, is in my opinion, not anti-white, so I think he will give Lomachenko a fair shake to be successful. Much rather see Lomachenko with Top Rank than Golden Boy. Top Rank has done a decent job with some of their guys, so hopefully they can with Lomachenko as well!

    Lomachenko is quite possibly the best amateur boxer ever, this guy will be a star, Top Rank should build him up to take over the light weight classes now that Manny Pac is done. Lomachenko can be the best boxer in history. His skills are unreal. I think Bob Arum sees that and will promote him accordingly (if not, you know, Lomachenko can always leave and find a new promoter). Time will tell.

    So, personally I am optimistic about Lomachenko with Top Rank. I think it can work out well. I would have preferred K2, but Top Rank is decent. They just need to keep him active.
     
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    "He finished his amateur career with a career record of 396-1, with his only loss avenged twice."
     
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    I heard he won. Both Charlo sisters were xposed.
     
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    Korobov started out fast then slowed a bit and started to eat a lot of jabs. I didn't think he did quite enough to take the title in a close fight.

    He's a stiff puncher but not heavy handed and paws a lot with his jab. That and a lack of inner fire limits Korobov.

    The announcers, though complimentary of Korobov, were favoring Charlo of course.
     
  19. white is right

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    Yes I thought team PEDnelo might duck the Charlo mandatory but after the way he looked against Korobov, there should be nothing to fear as while Charlo looks like a special fighter against paper contenders he looked mediocre at best against Korobov who probably lost the fight due to conditioning.

    It's tough to train for a tomato can and then have do another 4 rounds against a world class fighter. If you look at the fight the fight was up for grabs at about the 8 round mark and then Charlo seemed to sweep the 9th through the 12th. Those were the rounds that Korobov wasn't originally training for.
     

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