Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Corley To Compete In Mexico Saturday!
Former WBO Super Lightweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley is globetrotting once again.
After three straight bouts in the United States (including his win over Daniel Attah in DC at the Washington Convention Center in September of 2014), Corley travels to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for a bout against Nery "Pantera" Saguilan on Saturday, August 22.
Corley (42-23-1, 25 KO's) is coming off a six-round stoppage loss to Manuel Perez on May 16 in Denver, CO. Corley was never knocked down in the bout but the altitude in Denver during the outdoor contest seemed to affect him and he could not come out for the seventh round.
During his 19-year career, the 41-year-old Corley has competed in 13 foreign countries.
Saguilan (33-4-1, 12 KO's) is the reigning WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight titleholder and is ranked number seven by the WBC. Saguilan won the title in his last outing, scoring a second-round knockout over Wilfredo Buelvas on May 30 in Mexico City. No word yet on whether Saguilan's title will be on the line in this contest.