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DeMarcus Deon Corley
June 3, 1974
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Other names||Chop Chop|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Wins by KO||28|
DeMarcus Deon Corley (born June 3, 1974) is an American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for more than two decades, he held the WBO junior welterweight title from 2001 to 2003, and has fought as a gatekeeper against many of boxing's biggest names.
Corley was an amateur standout, and won the National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship in 1995. Corley also had a record of 100-19.
Corley began boxing professionally on May 17, 1996, knocking out Aaron Smith in the first round.
WBO light welterweight champion
Corley 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 (11KO), he faced Ener Julio for the USBA light welterweight title. He won via a 12-round split decision. Corley later defeated Ener Julio again to defend his WBO light welterweight belt (which he would later lose to future undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah).
Inactive period and return
Corley took 2002 off from boxing to recover from the murder of his brother. This murder left Corley to care for his brother’s 7 children on top of the 7 children he already had. He returned to the ring on January 4, 2003.
After many consecutive losses, Corley took on Damian Fuller in 2010 and improved his record to 37-13-1 (21 KOs) with a 4th-round TKO.
On August 28, 2010, Corley lost to Marcos Maidana by unanimous decision in a fight in which was disputed, for the WBA light welterweight title.
On November 14, 2010, Corley lost to Serhiy Fedchenko by unanimous decision in a fight in which was also disputed, for the vacant WBO European light welterweight title.
On January 21, 2012, Corley won the vacant NABF light welterweight title when he defeated Gabriel Bracero by unanimous decision.
Corley then earned a TKO victory over Paul McCloskey on May 5, 2012.
On September 27, 2013, Corley lost against Selçuk Aydın by corner stoppage at the end of round 4.
Bare knuckle boxing
On March 19, 2021, Corley fought Reggie Barnett Jr in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. He lost the fight via retirement after the fourth round.
Professional boxing record
|88 fights||52 wins||35 losses|
|88||Loss||52–35–1||Jon Bryant||MD||6||May 5, 2023||801 Event Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, US|
|87||Loss||52–34–1||Derrick Murray||RTD||4 (6), 3:00||Oct 29, 2022||Jackson, Tennessee, US|
|86||Win||52–33–1||Lenwood Dozier||UD||6||Oct 29, 2021||Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, DC, US|
|85||Loss||51–33–1||Custio Clayton||TKO||6 (8), 0:36||Mar 29, 2019||Mattamy Events Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|84||Loss||51–32–1||Mykal Fox||UD||10||Aug 18, 2018||Live! Casino & Hotel, Hanover, Maryland, U.S.|
|83||Loss||51–31–1||Vivian Harris||UD||12||Jul 21, 2018||FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.||For vacant ABF Continental Americas light welterweight title|
|82||Loss||51–30–1||Aik Shakhnazaryan||UD||10||Jun 9, 2018||Olimp, Krasnodar, Russia||For vacant WBA Asia interim light welterweight title|
|81||Win||51–29–1||Patrick López||UD||12||Apr 4, 2018||Eko Hotels and Towers Convention Hall, Lagos, Nigeria||Won vacant WBU (German version) lightweight title|
|80||Loss||50–29–1||Hank Lundy||UD||8||Feb 10, 2018||2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|79||Win||50–28–1||Ramel Lewis||UD||8||Jul 12, 2017||Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica|
|78||Win||49–28–1||Vivian Harris||UD||10||May 20, 2017||Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.||Won vacant UBF All America welterweight title|
|77||Loss||48–28–1||Jovanie Santiago||UD||10||Apr 7, 2017||Coliseo Antonio R. Barceló, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico||For vacant UBF International light welterweight title|
|76||Win||48–27–1||Dexter Gonzales||MD||12||Aug 27, 2016||Giftland Office Max, Georgetown, Guyana||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX lightweight title|
|75||Win||47–27–1||Richard Holmes||KO||7 (10)||Jun 15, 2016||National Indoor Sports Complex, Kingston, Jamaica|
|74||Win||46–27–1||Michael Gardener||SD||7||Jun 15, 2016||Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica|
|73||Win||45–27–1||Revlon Lake||KO||1 (5), 0:55||May 25, 2016||Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica|
|72||Loss||44–27–1||Adrian Estrella||MD||12||Apr 16, 2016||Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido, Monterrey, Mexico||For WBC Latino interim lightweight title|
|71||Win||44–26–1||Iwan Azore||UD||5||Mar 16, 2016||Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica|
|70||Win||43–26–1||Osama Hadifi||TKO||6 (8), 0:42||Feb 26, 2016||Ceres Arena, Aarhus, Denmark|
|69||Loss||42–26–1||Anthony Yigit||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||Dec 19, 2015||Rosvalla Eventcenter, Nyköping, Sweden|
|68||Loss||42–25–1||Bahodir Mamadjonov||UD||8||Oct 31, 2015||NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|67||Loss||42–24–1||Nery Saguilán||UD||12||Aug 22, 2015||Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Mexico||For WBC FECARBOX light welterweight title|
|66||Loss||42–23–1||Manuel Pérez||RTD||6 (10), 3:00||May 16, 2015||PT's Showclub, Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|65||Win||42–22–1||Daniel Attah||UD||10||Sep 20, 2014||Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|64||Win||41–22–1||Dedrick Bell||KO||2 (10), 0:40||Aug 22, 2014||St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|63||Loss||40–22–1||Franklin Mamani||UD||10||Dec 13, 2013||Coliseo Cerrado Julio Borelli Viterito, La Paz, Bolivia||For WBC FECARBOX and vacant WBC Latino interim light welterweight titles|
|62||Win||40–21–1||Javier Garcia||RTD||7 (8), 3:00||Oct 24, 2013||Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|61||Loss||39–21–1||Selçuk Aydın||RTD||4 (12), 3:00||Sep 27, 2013||Atatürk Spor Salonu, Tekirdağ, Turkey||For vacant WBC Mediterranean light welterweight title|
|60||Loss||39–20–1||Viktor Postol||UD||12||Oct 27, 2012||Club Sportlife, Kyiv, Ukraine||For WBC Silver International light welterweight title|
|59||Win||39–19–1||Paul McCloskey||TKO||10 (12), 2:28||May 5, 2012||King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|58||Win||38–19–1||Gabriel Bracero||UD||10||Jan 21, 2012||Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won WBC-NABF light welterweight title|
|57||Loss||37–19–1||Ruslan Provodnikov||UD||12||Dec 5, 2011||Palace of Sporting Games, Yekaterinburg, Russia||For vacant WBC–ABCO light welterweight title|
|56||Loss||37–18–1||Thomas Dulorme||UD||10||Jun 10, 2011||Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, U.S.||For vacant WBA–NABA welterweight title|
|55||Loss||37–17–1||Andre Gorges||SD||8||Mar 29, 2011||Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|54||Loss||37–16–1||Lucas Matthysse||TKO||8 (12)||Jan 21, 2011||Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni, Las Heras, Argentina||For vacant WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight title|
|53||Loss||37–15–1||Serhiy Fedchenko||UD||12||Nov 13, 2010||Sports Palace "Lokomotyv", Kharkiv, Ukraine||For vacant WBO European light welterweight title|
|52||Loss||37–14–1||Marcos Maidana||UD||12||Aug 28, 2010||Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina||For WBA interim light welterweight title|
|51||Win||37–13–1||Damian Fuller||TKO||4 (8), 2:49||Jul 10, 2010||Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.|
|50||Loss||36–13–1||Freddy Hernández||KO||5 (10), 1:48||Feb 5, 2010||Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.|
|49||Loss||36–12–1||Fariz Kazimov||SD||10||Nov 28, 2009||MTL Arena, Samara, Russia|
|48||Win||36–11–1||Harrison Cuello||UD||8||Sep 26, 2009||Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.|
|47||Win||35–11–1||James Kimori||TKO||8 (8), 0:09||Aug 15, 2009||Daulet National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan|
|46||Win||34–11–1||Sidney Siqueira||TKO||8 (8), 2:58||May 9, 2009||Stadium Khadjimukan, Shymkent, Kazakhstan|
|45||Loss||33–11–1||Hector Sanchez||UD||8||Apr 10, 2009||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|44||Win||33–10–1||Wilson Enrique Galli||TKO||7 (10), 1:23||Feb 3, 2009||Sheraton Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.|
|43||Win||32–10–1||Donnell Logan||KO||1 (8), 1:07||Dec 13, 2008||Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.|
|42||Loss||31–10–1||Randall Bailey||UD||8||Oct 22, 2008||B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|41||Loss||31–9–1||Ashley Theophane||UD||8||Jul 31, 2008||Frontier Field, Rochester, New York, U.S.|
|40||Loss||31–8–1||Devon Alexander||UD||12||Jan 19, 2008||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||For vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title|
|39||Loss||31–7–1||Dairo Esalas||SD||8||Nov 30, 2007||DoubleTree Westshore, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|38||Loss||31–6–1||José Alfaro||TKO||8 (10), 0:48||May 12, 2007||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|37||Loss||31–5–1||Junior Witter||UD||12||Sep 15, 2006||Alexandra Palace, London, England||For vacant WBC light welterweight title|
|36||Win||31–4–1||Johnny Walker||TKO||9 (10), 0:48||Sep 17, 2005||Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana, U.S.|
|35||Win||30–4–1||Kevin Carter||UD||8||Feb 26, 2005||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|34||Loss||29–4–1||Miguel Cotto||TKO||5 (12), 2:45||Feb 26, 2005||Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico||For WBO light welterweight title|
|33||Win||29–3–1||Darryl Tyson||UD||10||Dec 12, 2004||Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|32||Loss||28–3–1||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||UD||12||May 22, 2004||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|31||Loss||28–2–1||Zab Judah||SD||12||Jul 12, 2003||The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBO light welterweight title|
|30||Win||28–1–1||Randall Bailey||UD||12||Jan 4, 2003||D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.||Retained WBO light welterweight title|
|29||Win||27–1–1||Ener Julio||UD||12||Jan 19, 2002||Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, U.S.||Retained WBO light welterweight title|
|28||Win||26–1–1||Felix Flores||TKO||1 (12), 2:49||Jun 30, 2001||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBO light welterweight title|
|27||Win||25–1–1||Dillon Carew||UD||10||Apr 4, 2001||D.C. Tunnel, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|26||Win||24–1–1||Jerry Smith||TKO||5||Apr 22, 2000||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China|
|25||Win||23–1–1||Salvador Montes||TKO||3||Apr 1, 2000||Yakama Legends Casino, Toppenish, Washington, U.S.|
|24||Win||22–1–1||Sam Miller||TKO||5 (10), 1:10||Mar 3, 2000||Caesar's Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|23||Win||21–1–1||Harold Bennett||KO||1 (8), 1:05||Jan 19, 2000||Adam's Mark, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|22||Win||20–1–1||Ener Julio||SD||12||Sep 24, 1999||MCI Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.||Won vacant USBA light welterweight title|
|21||Win||19–1–1||Donnie Parker||PTS||10||Jun 26, 1999||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|20||Win||18–1–1||Mike Tidline El||TKO||7 (10)||Apr 2, 1999||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|19||Loss||17–1–1||Daniel Lujan||SD||10||Mar 20, 1999||Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, U.S.|
|18||Win||17–0–1||Sergio Pena||TKO||5||Feb 6, 1999||Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|17||Draw||16–0–1||Dillon Carew||TD||3||Dec 5, 1998||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Miguel Angel Olivares||UD||10||Oct 17, 1998||Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville, Oregon, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Gustavo Tapia||TKO||1 (8), 2:59||Aug 28, 1998||Paradise Casino, Yuma, Arizona, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Felix Marti||UD||8||May 2, 1998||Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Raymond Flores||UD||6||Jan 31, 1998||The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Ali Muhammad||PTS||4||Oct 30, 1997||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Lahtovous Whitted||TKO||1||Oct 6, 1997||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Andre Gaddis||TKO||1||Aug 31, 1997||Annandale, Virginia, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Larry Landry||KO||2 (6), 2:08||Aug 5, 1997||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Mauricio Rodriguez||TKO||1||Jun 7, 1997||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Ruben Aguayo||KO||1 (4), 1:08||Jan 25, 1997||Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Leon Hinnant||KO||2 (4), 1:05||Nov 14, 1996||Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Antonio Pressley||PTS||4||Oct 19, 1996||The Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Laszlo Komjathi||UD||4||Jul 19, 1996||Armory Palace, Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Claude Staten||UD||4||Jul 11, 1996||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Dan Piffer||TKO||1||Jun 27, 1996||Virginia, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Aaron Smith||TKO||1 (4)||May 17, 1996||Washington, D.C., U.S.|
Bare Knuckle Boxing Record
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Reggie Barnett Jr.||TKO (retirement)||Bare Knuckle FC 16||March 16, 2021||4||2:00||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
- Gene Wang (2018-08-17). "At 44, District boxer DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley is set for his fifth fight this year". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. ISSN 0190-8286. OCLC 1330888409.
- "DeMarcus Corley set for bare knuckle boxing debut at age 46, wants to show he's still a threat". 19 March 2021.