Foot Blistered Chop Chop Corley Loses to Himself in Denver Bout
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Denver, Co (May 17th, 2015)– The boxing community knows what a hard time in May 2004 former world junior welterweight champion DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley gave Floyd in his bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., which is why Floyd still uses him as a major sparring partner for bouts like Manny Pacquiao. Corley, who has badly blistered feet, still took a fight with only four weeks of notice against veteran Manuel Perez in the Rocky Mountains, and lost to himself.
In the main event of a boxing card on Saturday May 16, 2015, outdoors at PT’s Showclub in Denver, Colorado, a card which was assembled with tickets sold but not posted on BoxRec, welterweight Manuel Perez Jr. rebounded from a 2014 loss to Victor Ortiz with an impressive sixth round stoppage of DeMarcus Corley. Veteran Perez, now 23-11-1 with four knockouts, Denver, Colorado, used an impressive body attack to causeex-champ Corley breathing problems. Combined with his severely blistered feet, Corley gave on his stool in the corner after the sixth round.
The real story was Corley’s blistered feet from his training sessions with Floyd. While the hope of getting a short notice telephone call and a paycheck bout is why faded fighters still fight who need the money, southpaw Corley, age 40, now 42-22-1 with 25 knockouts, Washington, D.C., who held the WBO World Super Lightweight title from 2001 to 2003, knew better than to take this bout with severely injured blistered feet, which needed time to heal. Corley had hoped for a rematch with Zab Judah, who he lost the WBO title to in 2003, if he beat Perez. Corley also fought for the WBC World Super Lightweight title in 2006, the WBA World Super Lightweight title in 2010, and won the North American Boxing Federation Super Lightweight title in 2012.
Result: Manuel Perez TKO 6 DeMarcus Corley, Welterweights (3:00) Corner Retirement
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