Former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley got back on the winning track with a seventh round TKO victory over Javier Garcia of Oxnard, CA at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in DC.
According to reports, Garcia could not come off his stool for the eighth round. This was an interesting irony since this was the same result Corley suffered in his last bout almost a month ago when he did not come off his stool for the fourth round against Selcuk Aydin in Turkey. The win breaks a two-bout losing streak for the still-dangerous Corley who raises his record to 40-21-1, 24 KO's while Garcia falls to 10-3-2, nine KO's.
The co-feature settled nothing between Beltway cruiserweights Andre Ward of DC and Woodbridge, VA's Mario "Bazooka" Flores. As they did back in October of 2012, the two battled to a majority draw -- this time a six-round encounter. Ward got the decision on one judge's scorecards but was overruled by the other two judges who saw the draw.
Ward is now 1-1-4, one KO and has participated in his third consecutive draw. Flores is now 3-1-2, two KO's.
Also on the card, Baltimore junior welterweight Cornelius "Bodysnatcher" Whitlock won a four-round unanimous decision over DC's Benjamin "Wildcat" Olinga. Whitlock is now 1-0-2, one NC. The no contest was originally a victory for Whitlock in Staten Island, NY that was overturned because Whitlock failed a post-bout drug test. Olinga is now 1-3.
Yurii Polischuk was scheduled to compete on the card but his opponent was injured earlier in the week.