BATB has learned that former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley will take on David Rodela of Oxnard, CA on Friday, August 22 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL. The bout will be for the vacant WBF North America Light Welterweight championship.
Corley (40-22-1, 24 KO's) battles for the first time in 2014. Corley lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Franklin Mamani on December 13 in La Paz, Bolivia. The bout was for the WBC Fecarbox Junior Welterweight title.
Rodela (17-9-3, seven KO's) is battling a Beltway Boxer for the second straight time. Rodela won an eight-round unanimous decision over Tyrell Samuel on July 11 in Oxnard.