DeMarcus Corley

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DeMarcus Corley
Real name DeMarcus Deon Corley
Nickname(s) Chop Chop
Rated at Light welterweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach 70 in (177.8 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1974-06-03) June 3, 1974 (age 42)
Washington, D.C., United States
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 47
Wins by KO 28
Losses 27
Draws 1

DeMarcus Deon "Chop Chop" Corley (born June 3, 1974) is an American professional boxer. He is a former WBO, NABF and USBA light welterweight champion. He also designs his own boxing attire.

Amateur career[edit]

Corley was an amateur standout, and won the National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship in 1995.

Pro career[edit]

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

WBO light welterweight champion[edit]

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 (11KO) he faced Ener Julio for the USBA light welterweight title, he won via a 12 round split decision. He 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[edit]

He took 2002 off from boxing to recover from the murder of his brother. He returned to the ring on January 4, 2003.

In 2006 he fought Junior Witter for the vacant WBC light welterweight championship, losing a wide decision in a very tactical bout.

Later career[edit]

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

On August 28, 2010 he lost to Marcos Maidana by unanimous decision in a fight in which was disputed, for the WBA light welterweight title.

On November 14, 2010 he 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 he won the vacant NABF light welterweight title when he defeated Gabriel Bracero by unanimous decision.

He then earned a TKO victory over Paul McCloskey on May 5, 2012.

On September 27, 2013 Demarcus Corley lost against Selçuk Aydin by corner stoppage at the end of round 4.

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (26 knockouts, 18 decisions), 26 Losses, 1 Draw[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 44-26-1 Guyana Iwan Azore UD 5 2016-03-16 Jamaica Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium, Kingston
Win 43-26-1 Denmark Osama Hadifi TKO 6 (8), 0:42 2016-02-26 Denmark Ceres Arena, Aarhus
Loss 42-26-1 Sweden Anthony Yigit RTD 3 (8), 3:00 2015-12-19 Sweden Rosvalla Arena, Nyköping
Loss 42-25-1 Uzbekistan Bahodir Mamadjonov UD 8 2015-10-31 United States NRG Arena, Houston, Texas
Loss 42-24-1 Mexico Nery Saguilán UD 12 2015-08-22 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua For WBC FECARBOX Light Welterweight title.
Loss 42-23-1 United States Manuel Pérez RTD 6 (10), 3:00 2015-05-16 United States PT'S Showclub, Denver, Colorado
Win 42-22-1 Nigeria Daniel Attah UD 10 2014-09-20 United States Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Win 41-22-1 United States Dedrick Bell KO 2 (10), 0:40 2014-08-22 United States St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Loss 40-22-1 Bolivia Franklin Mamani UD 10 2013-12-13 Bolivia Coliseo Julio Borelli Viteritto, La Paz For WBC FECARBOX and vacant interim WBC Latino Light Welterweight titles.
Win 40-21-1 United States Javier García RTD 7 (8), 3:00 2013-10-24 United States Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Loss 39-21-1 Turkey Selçuk Aydın RTD 4 (12), 3:00 2013-09-27 Turkey Atatürk Spor Salonu, Tekirdağ For vacant WBC Mediterranean Light Welterweight title.
Loss 39-20-1 Ukraine Viktor Postol UD 12 2012-10-27 Ukraine Club Sportlife, Kiev For WBC International Silver Light Welterweight title.
Win 39-19-1 United Kingdom Paul McCloskey TKO 10 (12), 2:28 2012-05-05 United Kingdom King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 38-19-1 Puerto Rico Gabriel Bracero UD 10 2012-01-21 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York Won vacant NABF Light Welterweight title.
Loss 37-19-1 Russia Ruslan Provodnikov UD 12 2011-12-05 Russia DIVS, Ekaterinburg For vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Light Welterweight title.
Loss 37-18-1 Puerto Rico Thomas Dulorme UD 10 2011-06-10 United States Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York For vacant NABA USA Welterweight title.
Loss 37-17-1 Canada Andre Gorges SD 8 2011-03-29 Canada Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario
Loss 37-16-1 Argentina Lucas Matthysse TKO 8 (12) 2011-01-21 Argentina Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni, Las Heras, Mendoza For vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight title.
Loss 37-15-1 Ukraine Serhiy Fedchenko UD 12 2010-11-13 Ukraine Sportpalace Lokomotiv, Kharkov For vacant WBO European Light Welterweight title.
Loss 37-14-1 Argentina Marcos Maidana UD 12 2010-08-28 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal For interim WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 37-13-1 United States Damian Fuller TKO 4 (8), 2:49 2010-07-10 United States Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia
Loss 36-13-1 Mexico Freddy Hernández KO 5 (10), 1:48 2010-02-05 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Loss 36-12-1 Russia Fariz Kazimov SD 10 2009-11-28 Russia CSKA VVS Arena, Samara
Win 36-11-1 Dominican Republic Harrison Cuello UD 8 2009-09-26 United States Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia
Win 35-11-1 Kenya James Kimori TKO 8 (8), 0:09 2009-08-15 Kazakhstan Sport Complex “Daulet”, Astana
Win 34-11-1 Brazil Sidney Siqueira TKO 8 (8), 2:58 2009-05-09 Kazakhstan Stadium Khadjimukan, Shymkent
Loss 33-11-1 Puerto Rico Hector Sanchez UD 8 2009-04-10 United States Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona
Win 33-10-1 Uruguay Wilson Enrique Galli TKO 7 (10), 1:23 2009-02-03 United States Meadowlands Sheraton, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Win 32-10-1 United States Donnell Logan KO 1 (8), 1:07 2008-12-13 United States Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington
Loss 31-10-1 United States Randall Bailey UD 8 2008-10-22 United States BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York
Loss 31-9-1 United Kingdom Ashley Theophane UD 8 2008-07-31 United States Frontier Field, Rochester, New York
Loss 31-8-1 United States Devon Alexander UD 12 2008-01-19 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York For vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight title.
Loss 31-7-1 Colombia Dairo Esalas SD 8 2007-11-30 United States Double Tree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida
Loss 31-6-1 Nicaragua José Alfaro TKO 8 (10), 0:48 2007-05-12 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Loss 31-5-1 United Kingdom Junior Witter UD 12 2006-09-15 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London For vacant WBC Light Welterweight title.
Win 31-4-1 United States Johnny Walker TKO 9 (10), 0:48 2005-09-17 United States Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana
Win 30-4-1 United States Kevin Carter UD 8 2005-02-26 United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina
Loss 29-4-1 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto TKO 5 (12), 2:45 2005-02-26 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamon For WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 29-3-1 United States Darryl Tyson UD 10 2004-12-12 United States Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Loss 28-3-1 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. UD 12 2004-05-22 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 28-2-1 United States Zab Judah SD 12 2003-07-12 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 28-1-1 United States Randall Bailey UD 12 2003-01-04 United States DC Armory, Washington, D.C. Retained WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 27-1-1 Colombia Ener Julio UD 12 2002-01-19 United States Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida Retained WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 26-1-1 Puerto Rico Felix Flores TKO 1 (12), 2:49 2001-06-30 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBO Light Welterweight title.


  1. ^ DeMarcus Corley's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec. Retrieved on 2011-12-14.
Title last held by
Ener Julio
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
June 30, 2001 – July 12, 2003
Succeeded by
Zab Judah