Jermall Charlo battled once-beaten Matt Korobov in a scheduled 12-round middleweight interim world title bout on December 22, 2018, live on FOX from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Korobov—a last minute replacement for Willie Monroe Jr. who was removed from the card after testing positive for a banned substance—showed impressive grit and determination against WBC champion Charlo. The fight ultimately went to the scorecards, at which time the judges awarded Charlo with a unanimous decision victory.
Charlo retains his middleweight title and his record improves to 28-0, (21 KOs).
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