Chris Eubank Jr. and Matt Korobov will be in the ring this Saturday to measure themselves for the Interim Middleweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA), which is currently vacant. The fight will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Both men need a win at this time in their careers which are at a crossroads. It will be a confrontation between two veterans, but only the winner will have the way open to a potential big showdown in the near future.
Eubank Jr. will return to the middleweight class after a long stint in the 168 pound division where he had his ups and downs. He is focused on regaining his status and nothing would be better for him than doing it in a weight class that is more natural to him, should that be the case in this fight.
For his part, Korobov has had a long road to return to having a world title opportunity. In 2014 he was knocked out by Andy Lee and from then on he has had to lift his career little by little. He lost against Jermall Charlo in December of last year but made it difficult for the American star fighter, in showing Korobov’s potential level that we have not yet seen.
On Friday they will go up to the scales to mark the 160 regulatory pounds of the middleweight division limit and on Saturday they will go up to the ring to fight for the WBA interim crown.