KOROBOV NOW 9-0
In a middleweight contest 2008 Olympic standout Matt Korobov (9-0, 7 KOs) earned his ninth professional victory stopping Ken Dunham (6-12-1, 4 KOs) at 1:29 of the third round.
The men fought at a measured pace early as Korobov focused his attack to the body of his opponent with a stiff jab. Although Korobov was pressing, Dunham picked his shots with his back against the ropes. Korobov excited ringside observers with a smacking southpaw left to the body of Dunham, and quickly sent him to the canvas with a short left hook at the bell.
Round two saw the southpaws struggle with clinches early on causing referee Randy Jarvis to intervene. It was midway through the period that the amateur experience of the Russian began to shine as he created space and punished Dunham with hard southpaw rights to the head. Upon hearing the ten second clapper Korobov exploded with punches, ripping combinations to the head that left a wobbly Dunham stumbling back to his corner.
The third round saw Korobov begin to choose his punches more carefully. After being hit with a hard left hook Dunham took a knee in the corner to avoid more punishment. Though he beat the count Dunham was sent to the canvas with a sweeping southpaw left cross that ended his night.