Matt Korobov can’t capture a ruin.
The 37-yr-historic middleweight contender lost a 2d straight bout due to damage Saturday nighttime. Korobov boxed neatly for four rounds against Ronald Ellis, but he suffered an harm to his left Achilles tendon that prevented him from beginning the fifth round.
Ellis therefore changed into declared the winner of their scheduled 10-round super middleweight fit with the aid of technical knockout because of Korobov’s injury.
The 31-year-historical Ellis (18-1-2, 12 KOs, 1 NC), of Lynn, Massachusetts, changed into five pounds over their contracted limit of 161 kilos at their weigh-in Friday, but Korobov fought him anyway. The Russian-born Korobov (28-four-1, 14 KOs), of Lantana, Florida, turned into ahead on two of the three scorecards when their bout unexpectedly ended.
Judges Don Ackerman (40-36) and John McKaie (39-37) scored four and three rounds, respectively, for Korobov. choose Glenn Feldman had it even through 4 rounds (38-38).
Showtime televised the Ellis-Korobov bout as the opener tripleheader from Mohegan sun enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Korobov boxed for the first time due to the fact suffering a tear to his left rotator cuff in opposition t Chris Eubank ultimate December 7 at Barclays center in Brooklyn. England’s Eubank beat Korobov with the aid of second-circular technical knockout as a result of Korobov couldn’t continue in that scheduled 12-circular combat for the then-vacant WBA interim middleweight title.
Ellis additionally fought for the primary time for the reason that the identical night Korobov misplaced to Eubank.
Ellis edged Immanuwel Aleem by majority decision in a 10-rounder on that card. Aleem (18-2-2, eleven KOs) and Korobov boxed to a 10-round majority attract Aleem’s outdated look.
Korobov boxed well earlier than hurting his Achilles tendon Saturday nighttime.
A lead left hand by using Korobov snapped back Ellis’ head simply before the midway mark of the fourth circular. Korobov punched in combination for plenty of that fourth round and out-worked Ellis.
Korobov caught Ellis with a right hook 1:20 into the third round and a straight left about 35 seconds later. Ellis landed a straight right that stopped Korobov in his tracks with 13 seconds to go within the third circular.
Ellis clipped Korobov with a left hook on the inside about fifty five seconds into the 2nd circular. A straight left through Korobov backed up Ellis with 1:25 to move in that second round.
Korobov linked with a straight left hand with about 1:10 to move in the first circular. a short, appropriate hook through Korobov made Ellis hang him with about 25 seconds to go in that opening circular.
Keith Idec is a senior creator/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He may also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.