No Respect! 1-6 Super Middleweight Jermaine Corley Outpoints Roberto Duran Jr.
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Unheralded 1-6 super middleweight Jermaine Corley of Concord, North Carolina, has scored a minor upset and played the role of spoiler. In The grand tradition of cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, at Resorts World Casino in Kiamesha Lake, New York, on June 28, 2019, Corley upset undefeated overhyped 3-0 prospect Robert Duran Jr. (also known as Alcibiad Duran Galvan) by four round unanimous decision, to improve his record to 2-6.
The Miami born Roberto Duran Jr., age 30, is a son of the legendary Robert ‘Hands of Stone’ Duran of Panama. Robert Jr. hails from Plantation, Florida.
En route to winning world titles from lightweight to middleweight, the elder Roberto Duran, now age 68, compiled a 103-16 record, with 70 knockouts between 1968 and 2001. A car accident which caused injuries ended his career for good. While Robert Duran Jr. attempted to rise to the occasion and was inspired by his father’s legacy, alas, some well-traveled journeyman losers like Corley have no respect for the children famous names.
Result: Jermaine Corley Win 4 Roberto Duran Jr. (Alcibad Duran Galvan)
Scoring: 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 for Corley. Referee: Paul Brown.
Also on the same card, after an absence of nearly three years after his titular loss to Gennady Golovkin, 20-1 former middleweight contender Dominic Wade of Large, Maryland, won his second comeback bout, and his first bout at cruiserweight, a fifth-round stoppage of 16-25-1 Mexican journeyman Josue Obando of Guadalajara, Mexico.