Korobov-Lee added to December 13 HBO card
- Updated: October 24, 2014
Top Rank has announced that the December 13 card that will be headlined by the welterweight clash between Timothy Bradley and Diego Chaves will now also include a middleweight fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee.
The Korobov-Lee bout will be for the vacant WBO title, which was vacated by Peter Quillin, and will now be a part of the HBO telecast; making it a tripleheader.
“Matt Korobov and Andy Lee will thrill fans in their battle for World Middleweight Championship at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Adding this bout to the already stacked December 13 show featuring Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves and Jose Benavidez vs. Mauricio Herrera makes this an incredible triple header and a wonderful way to close out the year.” said Top Rank president odd duBoef.
Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs) earned a title shot with a unanimous decision win over the previously unbeaten Jose Uzcategui, while Lee (33-2, 23 KOs) has won five straight since his 2012 loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
The HBO tripleheader will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT.