Former Champ Corley Scores Knockout In Fairfax
Gary "Digital" Williams | 7/9/2010, 1:59 p.m.
DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley defeats Damian Fuller on Sat. July 10 at the Patriot Center. Photo by Yusuf Abdullah
Former World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley of DC scored a fourth-round TKO over Detroit, MI's Damian "Pit Bull" Fuller at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Corley and Fuller were in a very tight bout for three rounds as both veterans used solid defensive movements to make the bout a very even chess match. But in the fourth, Corley exploded with a right hand to the head and dropped Fuller twice before referee Billy Johnson stopped the bout at 2:49 of the round.
The win breaks Corley's two-bout losing streak and raises his record to 37-13-1, 22 KO's. Fuller has now lost four straight and has been stopped in his last three bouts. Fuller's record is now 30-8-1, 14 KO's.
In the co-main event, Great Falls, VA junior middleweight Jimmy Lange bounced back from a tough unanimous decision loss in March to knock out Weymouth, MA's Jimmy "The Dream" LeBlanc in the second round.
LeBlanc showed an early advantage by catching Lange with a left hand in the first round. But, as the boxers came from their corners to start the second round, Lange completely took over, scoring with a right hand to the body and a left to the head dropping LeBlanc for the first time. Two knockdowns later, referee Joe Cooper stopped the contest at 1:31 of the round.
The win raises Lange's record to 32-4-2, 23 KO's. LeBlanc's record falls to 12-17-4, four KO's.
The bout between Columbia, MD junior middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter and Lawrence "Bad To The Bone" Jones of Reston, VA ended with an audible thud, a clash of heads in the opening round that could be heard by ringside observers. The clash resulted in Jeter suffering a large gash along the right side of his head that spewed blood that ringside physicians could not stop. The bout was then halted and called a technical draw.
Jeter's record was 9-2-1, eight KO's. Jones is now 3-2-2, one KO.
Haymarket, VA junior welterweight Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez and Dontre "Pound For Pound" King of Cambridge, MD battled to a crowd-pleasing six-round majority draw. Rodriguez seemed to have the early advantage as he landed solid power shots to King's head and body.
But by the fourth round, King started to take control and was able to make the bout an inside affair, landing shots from close range. Rodriguez, who had never gone past the fourth round in his young pro career, began to tire. But in the judge's eyes, Rodriguez won enough of the early rounds to get the draw.
Rodriguez's record is now 4-0-1, four KO's while King is now 2-8-1, one KO.
Undefeated Falls Church, VA lightweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson made short work of veteran Calvin "Pekoe" Faggins of Marshall, VA landing solid right hands to drop Faggins twice before the bout was stopped at 1:07 of the first. Wilson is 8-0, two KO's while Faggins falls to 3-5-1, one KO.
In the bout many considered the bout of the night,Nathalie Forget of Montreal, Canada upset fan favorite "The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas of Manassas, VA by six-round majority decision. The two ladies went toe-to-toe all the way throughout the contest, fighting in close quarters. Both ladies suffered welts on their faces. One judge scored the bout a draw, but two judges scored the bout 58-56 for Forget who now has a record of 3-1. Salinas falls to 11-2, four KO's.
Other results on the card:
Junior middleweight Zain "Tiger" Shah of Chantilly, VA won by four-round unanimous decision over John "The Baptist" Terry. Shah is now 3-0, two KO's. Terry, who took the bout on four hours notice, is now 3-17-3, one KO.
Brandon Quarles, a junior middleweight from Alexandria, VA, won his pro debut by an exciting four-round unanimous decision over Vincent "The Beast" Batteast of Annapolis, MD, whose record is now 1-3-1.
The promoter of the card was ICE Promotions, headed by Jackie Kallen. The matchmaker is JD Brown.
Natalie Forget won her bout 58-56 against the' Bolivian queen ' Jennifer Salinas a featherweight bout on Sat. July 10 at the Patriot Center. Photo By Yusuf Abdullah