Mohegan sun area in Uncasville, Conn. – As part of a Showtime televised tripleheader, Ronald Ellis (18-1-2, 12 KOs) became positive by means of fifth-circular TKO after 37-yr-old veteran contender Matt Korobov (28-four-1, 14 KOs) suffered a combat-ending injury in his second straight look.
in the fourth round, Korobov injured his left Achilles and in advance of the birth of the fifth circular, the combat become stopped upon the counsel of the ringside health practitioner.
on the time of the pressured stoppage, Korobov was ahead on two of the judges’ scorecards, with the third having it even after the 4 completed rounds. Over the first three rounds, Korobov landed two more punches than Ellis (22-20) and within the fourth circular, Korobov upped his output, throwing a fight-excessive 56 punches with 11 connects.
The bout was contested at super middleweight after the 31-yr-historical Ellis came in 5 pounds above the middleweight limit at Friday’s authentic weigh-in. In Korobov’s ultimate bout, he suffered a left shoulder injury and was unable to continue towards Chris Eubank Jr.
“i know he dies out within the later rounds so i used to be going to step on it within the 2nd half of the fight,” observed Ellis, a local of Lynn, Mass.
“It’s been ages and that i be aware of that this wasn’t my ideal performance. He’s awkward, he’s a southpaw. He wasn’t giving me that a lot however i was attempting to beat him with the aid of a couple of punches every round. I heard the announcers say that I wasn’t throwing as much as I usually do but i was giving what i used to be getting. After I heard that, I stepped it up. once I noticed that his leg changed into hurt, i was nervous we have been going to the scorecards because he could have grabbed early rounds.”