WBO orders Peter Quillin-Matt Korobov
The WBO has ordered Peter Quillin to defend his middleweight title against Matt Korobov, giving their respective promoters, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, 30 days to negotiate a deal before a purse bid is mandated, it was announced on the website of organization President Paco Valcarcel.
The letter, posted on the site, was sent to Golden Boy Promotions Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez and Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti, whose respective sides must bid at least $200,000.
In his last fight in April, Quillin (31-0, 22 knockouts) won a one-sided unanimous decision over Lukas Konecny.
A 31-year-old former Russian amateur standout, Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jose Uzcategui, whom he dropped in the seveinth round.