Sunday, January 20, 2008
“It’s my first fight back since fighting Shane Mosley and having surgery on my left hand. My hand actually feels better than it did before. I’m back and I want to re-establish myself as one of the best welterweights in the division.”
DeMARCUS “Chop-Chop” CORLEY
“I felt good tonight but should have pushed him more. I wanted to pick it up around the 6th or 7th round but it didn’t really happen.
“Nothing he did really surprised me because we knew he had fast hands and a nice left hand. But nothing really surprised me. I wish I had let my hands go more but it didn’t happen.
“I got a couple more months with Don and then I am going to hang it up. I had a great career and love my family too.”
Thursday, January 17, 2008
NEW YORK — Roy Jones Jr. worked the mitts and showed the blazing speed that made him the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet for a decade during a media workout today at Kingsway Gym in New York featuring fighters from Saturday’s “Bring on the Titans” boxing event at Madison Square Garden and on HBO Pay-Per-View.
“Guess who’s back, Roy Jones Jr.,” Jones declared. “Ain’t nobody got the speed to handle me. Only Floyd Mayweather comes close to me and he’s still 10 miles an hour slower,” Jones quipped.
Jones, Andrew Golota, “Merciless” Mike Mollo and DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley all performed a light workout and answered questions.
Jones will face Felix “Tito” Trinidad in the main event; the International Boxing Federation North American champion Golota will take on once-beaten World Boxing Association Fedelatin champion Mollo; and the former World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion Corley will take on undefeated 20-year-old phenom Devon Alexander “The Great” to kick off pay-per-view telecast.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The search for a opponent is finally over for Ricky Hatton and Winky Wright…
Both fighters have had a tumultuous last few months: Hatton was robbed while visiting China, was forced to relinquish his WBA Welterweight Title in order to pursue other chances to find an opponent, and had to deal with Luis Collazo asking for a rematch every five minutes.
Wright on the other hand has had opponents dodge him left and right. He sent out open challenges to both Jermain Taylor and Antonio Margarito. What happened? Taylor opted to defend his belts against Kassim Ouma; Margarito and his camp completely ignored Wright, deciding to instead take on Joshua Clottey.
The two have finally found matches however:
Wright will take on the recently victorious Ike Quartey who defeated Vernon Forrest in an extremely controversial decision on August 5th.
Wright hasn’t fought in Florida in four years, so the bout against Quartey will be a homecoming of sorts. “Finally,” Winky told the St. Pete Times, “I get to come home.”
Hatton will be fighting Juan Urango in January of 2007. It was speculated for months that this fight might happen, especially with Hatton dropping his belt so he could move down in weight to try and grab Urango.
“I’ll be fighting Juan Urango on January 13,” Hatton told Sky Sports, “which is a little bit of a disappointment because I was hoping to fight in October or November, but that’s the only date HBO had available.”
The system is keeping Hatton down!
Junior Witter called out Hatton after his victory over DeMarcus Corley this past weekend but Hatton says that there are a few things that need to happen before that becomes a reality…
“I’m contracted to HBO for my next two fights,” said Hatton in response to Junior’s challenge, “and they’re practically done deals now. I don’t see why a little bit further down the line that if Junior makes a couple of defenses I can fight him.
“On the undercard will be Castillo. Should I get past Urango they’re lining up Castillo for me. If Junior can hold onto his belt and make a few defenses the fight against me will be even bigger.”
The consenus is right - It’s good that Hatton is being honest about his contract with HBO and the fact that he can’t take on whoever calls him out because of that. It’s better than lying about it to try and make yourself look better…
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Joan Guzman outclassed Jorge Barrios and pulled out a split decision Saturday in a fight that many thought he dominated. Guzman also won the vacant WBO Super Featherweight title - the belt was stripped from Barrios one day earlier after he did not make the required weight limit set for the bout.
Former heavyweight title contender Joe Mesi continued his comeback on Friday night, winning a four-round decision over Jason Weiss. Mesi has won four fights since his medical suspension was lifted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after Mesi had recovered from two subdural hematomas in his brain.
Junior Witter won the WBC Light-Welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over DeMarcus Corley.
“I was up against a hell of a fighter, with a great chin,” Witter said. “But it was just a case of making sure I won, and I never felt in any trouble whatsoever.
“Now I am world champion, and I am on top of the world. A lot of people did not have faith in me, from before I turned pro - but I have proved them all wrong.”
Israel Vazquez retained his WBC Junior Featherweight belt with a 10th round TKO over Jhonny Gonzalez. There were a total of five knockdowns in the fight: Vazquez was knocked twice in the first six rounds but managed to regain his composure and give Gonzalez a taste of his own medicine.
Monday, September 04, 2006
Clinton Woods retained his IBF Light-Heavweight title with a split decision victory over Glen Johnson. The fight was the third meeting between the two fighters: The two battled to a draw in November 2003. In February 2004, Johnson took the edge in the series with a unanimous decision win.
Souleymane Mbaye won the vacant WBA Light-Welterweight title with a 4th round TKO win over Raul Balbi Saturday night. Mbaye stated that he would love to defend his title next against either Ricky Hatton or the winner of Junior Witter-DeMarcus Corley.