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DeMarcus Corley

DeMarcus Corley

DeMarcus Deon Corley (born June 3, 1974) is a professional boxer.[21]

DeMarcus Corley
Real nameDeMarcus Deon Corley
Chop Chop
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
BornJune 3, 1974Washington, D.C., U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights86
Wins by KO28

Early Life & Education

Corley Interviewed

Corley Interviewed

He attended H.D. Woodson High School and is from Washington, D.C.

Amateur Boxing Career

1995 National Golden Gloves Champion

1995 National Golden Gloves Champion

Corley was an amateur standout and he won the National Golden Gloves light welterweight championship in 1995.

Professional Boxing Career

Fought In China

Turned Pro In 1996

Turned Pro In 1996

A veteran of the sport for more than two decades, he held the WBO junior welterweight world title from 2001 to 2003 and has fought as a gatekeeper against many of boxing's biggest names.

Corley began boxing professionally on May 17, 1996, knocking out Aaron Smith in the first round.

He ko'd Sam Miller on March 3, 2000 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,Nevada. He tko'd Jerry Smith in the fifth round at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. Corley also holds wins over Darryl Tyson and Daniel Attah. In 2018, Corley defeated Patrick Lopez for the WBU (German version) lightweight title in Nigeria. Corley has been on The Mayweather Boxing Channel. DeMarcus Corley sports memorabilia can be found on eBay.

WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion

Corley Was WBO World Champion

Corley Was WBO World Champion

He would not lose a match until 1999, against Daniel Lujan.

Later that year in his 22nd bout with a record of 21 wins 1 defeat (11 ko's) he faced Ener Julio for the USBA light welterweight title. He won via a 12-round split decision.

He defeated Felix Flores in June 2001 to win the WBO junior welterweight world title. He later defeated Ener Julio and Randall Bailey to successfully defend his title. He lost the title by split decision to Zab Judah at The Orleans in Las Vegas in 2003.

Defended World Title Twice

Fought Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Fought Floyd Mayweather Jr.

DeMarcus Corley vs. Randall Bailey occurred in Washington, D.C. in 2003. Corley defended his World Boxing Organization junior welterweight title by decision. The match was televised on Showtime. Bailey was known for having tremendous knockout power.

In 2004, Corley competed against Floyd Mayweather.Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. DeMarcus Corley went the full twelve rounds with Mayweather winning a decision. Mayweather went on to become the richest athlete in history. His wealth has been documented by The Wall Street Journal and Fortune (magazine).

In 2006 he fought Junior Witter for the vacant WBC light welterweight championship, losing a decision in a very tactical bout. DeMarcus Corley vs. Junior Witter was held in England and televised on HBO and Sky Sports. Corley earned a shot at Witter in part due to the fact most people thought his fight with Miguel Cotto in 2005 was stopped prematurely.

Competed Against Maidana

After many consecutive losses,Corley took on Damian Fuller in 2010 and improved his record to 37-13-1 (21 ko's) with a 4th-round technical knockout.

Corley defeated undefeated Gabriel Bracero at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City in 2012.

On August 28, 2010 he lost to Marcos Maidana by unanimous decision in a fight in which was disputed for the WBA junior welterweight world title. Around this time Corley was used as the main sparring partner for Shane Mosley for many of Mosley's training camps.

On November 14, 2010 he lost to Serhiy Fedchenko by unanimous decision in a fight in which was contested for the vacant WBO European light welterweight title.

On January 21, 2012 he won the vacant NABF light welterweight title when he defeated Gabriel Bracero by unanimous decision.

Defeated Harris and McCloskey

He tko'd Paul McCloskey in 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On September 27, 2013 Corley lost to Selçuk Aydın by corner stoppage at the end of round four. DeMarcus Corley vs. Vivian Harris was a two-bout series held in 2017 and 2018. Corley won the first fight by decision and Harris won the second fight by decision. Harris is a former WBA junior welterweight world champion. "Chop Chop" Corley defeated Ramel Lewis on July 12, 2017 at Mico University College in Kingston, Jamaica. Corley is of Jamaican heritage but is a United States citizen.

Corley defeated Osama Hadifi in 2016.

Hadifi had a record of 11 wins and 0 losses at the time of being tko'd by Corley.

Corley competed in Jamaica five times in 2016 and 2017 and won every match.

Although Corley has lost his last four professional boxing matches, he went the distance three times and was tkod by a body punch.


DeMarcus Corley vs. Reggie Barnett was part of BKFC 16 and was held on March 19, 2021 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Corley retired in his corner at the end of the fourth round.


Former WBO Champ

Former WBO Champ

DeMarcus Corley vs. Lenwood Dozier was a professional boxing match that took place on October 29, 2021.

The bout was the co-main event, supporting the headline bout between Cobia Breedy and Suliaman Segawa for the World Boxing Council Continental Americas Championship.

The Corley vs. Dozier match went the six round distance with Corley winning by a comfortable margin.

It was contested in the junior welterweight division.

Corley held the World Boxing Organization junior welterweight world title from 2001 to 2003.[22]


O'Neil Defeated 1997 US Armed Forces Champion

O'Neil Defeated 1997 US Armed Forces Champion

Matthew E. O'Neil,the #1 ranked editor for Everipedia,spoke with DeMarcus Corley by phone in 2020. Corley stated one of his toughest fights was winning the USBA title against Ener Julio. O'Neil asked Corley his opinion of the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz boxing match that occurred in Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Corley stated that Ruiz was not in the proper physical shape for the fight.O'Neil also asked Corley his opinion of Floyd Mayweather. Corley stated that Mayweather is "a smart businessman".Corley trained at the Mayweather Boxing Club in 2020. Corley last competed in 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Corley told O'Neil that he won the world title against Felix Flores on five days' notice. O'Neil was on The Grueling Truth and AkHi TV in 2020. O'Neil's boxing career was covered by the U.K. company Intuboxing in 2020.[17]

Professional Boxing Record

Professional record summary
86 fights52 wins33 losses
By knockout288
By decision2425
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, time
85Loss51–33–1Custio ClaytonTKO6 (8),0:36Canada
84Loss51–32–1Mykal FoxUD10Live! Casino & Hotel,Hanover, Maryland, U.S.
83Loss51–31–1Vivian HarrisUD12FedExForum,Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.For vacantABFContinental Americas light welterweight title
82Loss51–30–1Aik ShakhnazaryanUD10Olimp,Krasnodar, RussiaFor vacant WBA Asia interim light welterweight title
81Win51–29–1Patrick LópezUD12Eko Hotels and Towers Convention Hall,Lagos, NigeriaWon vacantWBU(German version) lightweight title
80Loss50–29–1Hank LundyUD82300 Arena,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79Win50–28–1Ramel LewisUD8Jul 12, 2017Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica
78Win49–28–1Vivian HarrisUD10May 20, 2017Convention Center,Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.Won vacant UBF All America welterweight title
77Loss48–28–1Jovanie SantiagoUD10Apr 7, 2017Coliseo Antonio R. Barceló,Toa Baja, Puerto RicoFor vacantUBFInternational light welterweight title
76Win48–27–1Dexter GonzalesMD12Aug 27, 2016Giftland Office Max,Georgetown, GuyanaWon vacant WBC FECARBOX lightweight title
75Win47–27–1Richard HolmesKO7 (10)Jun 15, 2016National Indoor Sports Complex, Kingston, Jamaica
74Win46–27–1Michael GardenerSD7Jun 15, 2016Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica
73Win45–27–1Revlon LakeKO1 (5),0:55May 25, 2016Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica
72Loss44–27–1Adrian EstrellaMD12Apr 16, 2016Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido,Monterrey, MexicoFor WBC Latino interimlightweighttitle
71Win44–26–1Iwan AzoreUD5Mar 16, 2016Chinese Benevolent AssociationAuditorium,Kingston, Jamaica
70Win43–26–1Osama HadifiTKO6 (8),0:42Feb 26, 2016Ceres Arena,Aarhus, Denmark
69Loss42–26–1Anthony YigitRTD3 (8),3:00Dec 19, 2015Rosvalla Eventcenter,Nyköping, Sweden
68Loss42–25–1Bahodir MamadjonovUD8Oct 31, 2015NRG Arena,Houston, Texas, U.S.
67Loss42–24–1Nery SaguilánUD12Aug 22, 2015Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos",Ciudad Juárez, MexicoFor WBC FECARBOX light welterweight title
66Loss42–23–1Manuel PérezRTD6 (10),3:00May 16, 2015PT's Showclub,Denver, Colorado, U.S.
65Win42–22–1Daniel AttahUD10Sep 20, 2014Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.
64Win41–22–1Dedrick BellKO2 (10),0:40Aug 22, 2014St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
63Loss40–22–1Franklin MamaniUD10Dec 13, 2013Coliseo Cerrado Julio Borelli Viterito,La Paz, BoliviaForWBC FECARBOXand vacant WBC Latino interim light welterweight titles
62Win40–21–1Javier GarciaRTD7 (8),3:00Oct 24, 2013Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., U.S.
61Loss39–21–1Selçuk AydınRTD4 (12),3:00Sep 27, 2013Atatürk Spor Salonu,Tekirdağ, TurkeyFor vacant WBC Mediterranean light welterweight title
60Loss39–20–1Viktor PostolUD12Oct 27, 2012Club Sportlife,Kiev, UkraineForWBC SilverInternational light welterweight title
59Win39–19–1Paul McCloskeyTKO10 (12),2:28May 5, 2012King's Hall,Belfast, Northern Ireland
58Win38–19–1Gabriel BraceroUD10Jan 21, 2012Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.WonNABFlight welterweight title
57Loss37–19–1Ruslan ProvodnikovUD12Dec 5, 2011Palace of Sporting Games, Yekaterinburg, RussiaFor vacant WBC–ABCOlight welterweight title
56Loss37–18–1Thomas DulormeUD10Jun 10, 2011Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant WBA–NABAwelterweighttitle
55Loss37–17–1Andre GorgesSD8Mar 29, 2011Fairmont Royal York,Toronto, Ontario, Canada
54Loss37–16–1Lucas MatthysseTKO8 (12)Jan 21, 2011Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni,Las Heras, ArgentinaFor vacant WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight title
53Loss37–15–1Serhiy FedchenkoUD12Nov 13, 2010Sports Palace "Lokomotyv",Kharkov, UkraineFor vacant WBO European light welterweight title
52Loss37–14–1Marcos MaidanaUD12Aug 28, 2010Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaForWBAinterimlight welterweight title
51Win37–13–1Damian FullerTKO4 (8),2:49Jul 10, 2010Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
50Loss36–13–1Freddy HernándezKO5 (10),1:48Feb 5, 2010Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
49Loss36–12–1Fariz KazimovSD10Nov 28, 2009MTL Arena,Samara, Russia
48Win36–11–1Harrison CuelloUD8Sep 26, 2009Patriot Center,Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
47Win35–11–1James KimoriTKO8 (8),0:09Aug 15, 2009Daulet National Tennis Centre,Astana, Kazakhstan
46Win34–11–1Sidney SiqueiraTKO8 (8),2:58May 9, 2009Stadium Khadjimukan,Shymkent, Kazakhstan
45Loss33–11–1Hector SanchezUD8Apr 10, 2009Desert Diamond Casino,Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
44Win33–10–1Wilson Enrique GalliTKO7 (10),1:23Feb 3, 2009Sheraton Meadowlands,East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
43Win32–10–1Donnell LoganKO1 (8),1:07Dec 13, 2008Meydenbauer Center,Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
42Loss31–10–1Randall BaileyUD8Oct 22, 2008B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S.
41Loss31–9–1Ashley TheophaneUD8Jul 31, 2008Frontier Field,Rochester, New York, U.S.
40Loss31–8–1Devon AlexanderUD12Jan 19, 2008Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title
39Loss31–7–1Dairo EsalasSD8Nov 30, 2007DoubleTreeWestshore,Tampa, Florida, U.S.
38Loss31–6–1José AlfaroTKO8 (10),0:48May 12, 2007Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
37Loss31–5–1Junior WitterUD12Sep 15, 2006Alexandra Palace,London, EnglandFor vacantWBC light welterweight title
36Win31–4–1Johnny WalkerTKO9 (10),0:48Sep 17, 2005Coushatta Casino Resort,Kinder, Louisiana, U.S.
35Win30–4–1Kevin CarterUD8Feb 26, 2005The Plex,North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
34Loss29–4–1Miguel CottoTKO5 (12),2:45Feb 26, 2005Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,Bayamon, Puerto RicoFor WBO light welterweight title
33Win29–3–1Darryl TysonUD10Dec 12, 2004Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.
32Loss28–3–1Floyd Mayweather Jr.UD12May 22, 2004Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
31Loss28–2–1Zab JudahSD12Jul 12, 2003The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Lost WBO light welterweight title
30Win28–1–1Randall BaileyUD12Jan 4, 2003D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.Retained WBO light welterweight title
29Win27–1–1Ener JulioUD12Jan 19, 2002Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, U.S.Retained WBO light welterweight title
28Win26–1–1Felix FloresTKO1 (12),2:49Jun 30, 2001Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Won vacantWBO light welterweight title
27Win25–1–1Dillon CarewUD10Apr 4, 2001D.C. Tunnel, Washington, D.C., U.S.
26Win24–1–1Jerry SmithTKO5Apr 22, 2000Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China
25Win23–1–1Salvador MontesTKO3Apr 1, 2000Yakama Legends Casino,Toppenish, Washington, U.S.
24Win22–1–1Sam MillerTKO5 (10),1:10Mar 3, 2000Caesar's Palace,Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
23Win21–1–1Harold BennettKO1 (8),1:05Jan 19, 2000Adam's Mark,Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
22Win20–1–1Ener JulioSD12Sep 24, 1999MCI Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.Won vacantUSBAlight welterweighttitle
21Win19–1–1Donnie ParkerPTS10Jun 26, 1999Washington, D.C., U.S.
20Win18–1–1Mike Tidline ElTKO7 (10)Apr 2, 1999Washington, D.C., U.S.
19Loss17–1–1Daniel LujanSD10Mar 20, 1999Chumash Casino Resort,Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
18Win17–0–1Sergio PenaTKO5Feb 6, 1999Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.
17Draw16–0–1Dillon CarewTD3Dec 5, 1998Boardwalk Hall,Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
16Win16–0Miguel Angel OlivaresUD10Oct 17, 1998Seven Feathers Casino Resort,Canyonville, Oregon, U.S.
15Win15–0Gustavo TapiaTKO1 (8),2:59Aug 28, 1998Paradise Casino,Yuma, Arizona, U.S.
14Win14–0Felix MartiUD8May 2, 1998Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.
13Win13–0Raymond FloresUD6Jan 31, 1998The Moon,Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
12Win12–0Ali MuhammadPTS4Oct 30, 1997Washington, D.C., U.S.
11Win11–0Lahtovous WhittedTKO1Oct 6, 1997Washington, D.C., U.S.
10Win10–0Andre GaddisTKO1Aug 31, 1997Annandale, Virginia, U.S.
9Win9–0Larry LandryKO2 (6),2:08Aug 5, 1997Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
8Win8–0Mauricio RodriguezTKO1Jun 7, 1997Miami, Florida, U.S.
7Win7–0Ruben AguayoKO1 (4),1:08Jan 25, 1997Celebrity Theatre,Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
6Win6–0Leon HinnantKO2 (4),1:05Nov 14, 1996Michael's Eighth Avenue,Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.
5Win5–0Antonio PressleyPTS4Oct 19, 1996The Show Place Arena,Upper Marlboro, Maryland, U.S.
4Win4–0Laszlo KomjathiUD4Jul 19, 1996Armory Palace,Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
3Win3–0Claude StatenUD4Jul 11, 1996Madison Square Garden,New York City, New York, U.S.
2Win2–0Dan PifferTKO1Jun 27, 1996Virginia, U.S.
1Win1–0Aaron SmithTKO1 (4)May 17, 1996Washington, D.C., U.S.


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