Two Beltway Boxers will try to win minor regional championships Saturday on a card at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.
In a battle of experienced former world champions, former WBO Super Lightweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley of Washington, DC will battle former WBA Super Lightweight titleholder "Vicious" Vivian Harris in a 10-round bout for the vacant UBF All-Americas Welterweight title.
Corley (48-28-1, 28 KO's) had a four-bout winning streak snapped in his last outing when he dropped a controversial 10-round unanimous decision to undefeated prospect Jovanie Santiago on April 7th in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Corley dropped Santiago during the contest, which was for the UBF International Super Lightweight title.
Harris (32-11-2, 19 KO's) has not fought since being knocked out in the fourth round by Prichard Colon in September of 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Harris will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak.
Also on the card, undefeated Leesburg, VA super lightweight Eric "El Torito" Hernandez will take the biggest step of his young career when he faces "Mr. Marvelous" Maynard Allison of Siler City, NC in a 10-round bout for the vacant UBF All-Americas Lightweight title. Hernandez (9-0, five KO's) last fought on December 10th and won a six-round unanimous decision over Roy Garcia in Springfield, VA.
Allison (7-1, five KO's) has won two straight since suffering his only loss to Ladarius Miller on September 16th in Las Vegas, NV. In his last outing, Allison won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Joseph Figueroa on April 8th in Greensboro, NC. Neither boxer in this bout has gone past six rounds.