If this were the late 1960's, former WBO Junior Welterweight and current NABF Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley could probably lead a rousing chorus of "Back in the USSR."
Corley will make his sixth trip to a country in the former Soviet Union when he makes his second appearance in the Ukraine on Saturday, October 27 and faces undefeated hometown boxer Viktor Postol for the WBC International Silver Light Welterweight title at Club Sportlife in Kiev. Corley has also been to Russia and Kazakhstan in the last three years.
Corley (39-19-1, 23 KO's) is coming off his 10th round TKO victory over Paul McCloskey on May 5 in Northern Ireland. Postol (19-0, nine KO's) made the first defense of this title on June 27 when he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Yvan Mendy in Kiev.