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Eubank wins by second-round TKO after Korobov hurts shoulder

By Sacha Pisani
Chris Eubank Jr

New York, December 8: Chris Eubank Jr claimed the WBA's interim middleweight title after Matt Korobov suffered an early shoulder injury in Brooklyn.

Making his debut in the United States, British boxer Eubank (29-2) was declared winner by TKO in the second round on Saturday (December 7).

Russian Korobov (28-3) appeared to hurt his shoulder 20 seconds into the second round and referee Steve Willis eventually stopped the fight at Barclays Center.

"I feel like I was just about to get my swagger on," Eubank, who was back in action for the first time since beating James DeGale in February, said. "I hit him with a shot, and he turned around and stopped.

"I was about to go at him, but the referee told us to stop. I guess something happened with his shoulder, I don't know.

"There's nothing to take from the fight, I threw like three or four punches. I was just warming up.

"Karma is a real thing, whatever he's done, I don't know, there's a reason whatever happened, happened.

"This wasn't my dream debut here, I wanted to get my knockout and excite the fans."

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Story first published: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 9:40 [IST]
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