Chop Chop Corley Upsets Danish Knockout Artist Hadifi, Scores Sixth Round Kayo
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Aarhus, Denmark (February 27th, 2016)– Former WBO World Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley, age 41, refuses to go quietly off into the sunset. Every once and awhile Corley proves he still has something left to prove. On Friday, February 26, 2016, Corley decided to take his fury out on Denmark’s talented knockout artist Osama Hadifi at Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark.
Corley, now 43-26-1 with 26 knockouts in 70 pro bouts, Washington, D.C., accepted the scheduled eight rounder, knowing full well Hadifi, 11-0 with 11 knockouts, Copenhagen, Denmark, had nine first round knockouts-but had never been past the fourth round.
Corley survived a rough third round and an almost knockdown, patiently landing power shots to the body and slowly but surely breaking Hadifi down. His strategy to drag Hadifi to deep waters worked, with Hadifi unable to cope with Corley’s smooth southpaw style. By the fifth round, Hadifi had slowed down considerably and was taking a beating to the body from Corley. As the sixth round began, Corley continued his brutal and relentless body assault attack, causing the seemingly helpless Hadifi to receive a standing eight count.
Corley, ahead only 48-47 on two scorecards, and only 49-47 on the third scorecard, knew as the traveling fighter in a strange land he could never leave the scorecards to hometown chance. As action resumed, Corley went in for the kill. Crisp body and head power shots found the target, and knocked out Hadifi at 42 seconds of the round, ending the contest, much to the dismay of Danish boxing fans in attendance-and watching on TV 2 Sport.
Result: DeMarcus Corley TKO 6 Osama Hadifi, Junior Welterweights (0:42)
Hadifi received standing eight count in sixth round, before getting knocked down and out.
Referee: Pat Hansen.