JERMALL CHARLO DEFENDS WBC INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH VICTORY OVER MATT KOROBOV IN MAIN EVENT OF PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON FOX & FOX DEPORTES SATURDAY NIGHT FROM BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN
Tony Harrison Shocks Jermell Charlo to Win WBC Super Welterweight Championship by Unanimous Decision
Dominic Breazeale Scores Sensational Ninth-Round Knockout Over Carlos Negron In Heavyweight Duel
WBC Interim Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Matt Korobov (28-2, 13 KOs) to defend his title in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday night from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
In a back-and-forth title showdown, Detroit’s Tony Harrison (28-2, 21 KOs) pulled off the upset to win a narrow unanimous decision over Jermell Charlo (31-1, 15 KOs) and capture the WBC Super Welterweight Championship.
In the opening bout of the telecast, top heavyweight contender Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) delivered a once-punch knockout victory over Carlos Negron (20-2, 16 KOs) in the ninth-round of their Heavyweight showdown.
Check out the full-card results from Brooklyn below.
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Jermell Charlo vs. Tony Harrison
In a stunning upset Tony Harrison (28-2, 21 KOs) defeated Jermell Charlo (31-1, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision. The scorecards were 116-112 and two scores of 115-113 all in favor of the mew WBC Jr Middleweight champion. It was arguably the biggest upset of 2018 as Harrison was originally a 20-1 underdog. He boxed well throughout the match. It was an evenly matched bout but Charlo did not through a high volume of punches in order to win the bout convincingly. Harrison has ended his 2018 in an impressive way. Expect to see him in much more high profile matches in 2019.
Jermall Charlo vs. Matvey Korobov
Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) won a unanimous decision tonight over Mat Korobov (28-2, 13 KOs). The scorecards were 119-108 and two scores of 116-112 were all in favor of Jermall. It was a close bout but Jermall ultimately got the decision and kept his perfect record enact.
Dominic Breazeale vs. Carlos Negron
Heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) knocked out Carlos Negron (20-2, 16 KOs) in the ninth round of their showdown tonight. Negron had plenty of impressive moments himself but Breazeale proved to be much to strong tonight. Breazeale remains the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Deontay Wilder and undoubtley wants his crack next at the champion.
Terrell Gausha vs. Joey Hernandez
Middleweight contender Terrell Gausha (26-3, 11 KOs) made quick work of Joey Hernandez (27-5-1, 17 KOs). Gausha needed no feel out rounds as he punished Hernandez in the opening round leading to the stoppage.
Rances Barthelemy vs. Robert Frankel
Rances Barthelemy (27-1, 14 KOs) got back to his winning ways tonight when he stopped Robert Frankel (36-20-1, 8 KOs) in the third round of their contest. Barthelemy still has goals of becoming a three weight world champion and took one step towards that goal with his victory tonight.
Brandon Quarles vs. Todd Manuel
Middleweights Brandon Quarles (21-4-1, 10) and Todd Manuel (17-17-1, 5 KOs) battled for 10 rounds tonight. Quarles managed to grab a hard earned unanimous decision tonight over his counterpart. For Quarles this win represents his third straight. He will be looking to build off this momentum in 2019.
Efe Ajagba vs. Santino Turnbow
Efe Ajagba (8-0, 7 KOs) continued his early career dominance in stopping Santiago Turnbow (4-4, 3 KOs) in the very first round. It was yet another early night for Ajagba as he has looked flat out scary throughout his career thus far.
Efetobor Apochi vs. Eric Abraham
Efetobor Apochi (6-0, 6 KOs) kept his knockout streak going tonight by taking care of Eric Abraham (5-4, 2 KOs) in another contest that ended in the opening bell tonight from the Barclay Center.
Mark Duncan vs. Ray Cervera
Middleweight prospect Mark Duncan (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Ray Cervera (0-4) by first round knockout. The difference in power was glaring as Duncan needed less then two minutes to dispatch of his opponent.