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‘Chop Chop’ moving down to lightweight, wants Burns, Abril, Vasquez or DeMarco

Phil Jay 03/11/2013

Former WBO light-welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley has revealed to WBN that he has dropped a further five pounds to campaign at lightweight after spending seventeen years at 140lbs.

The 39 year-old, who got back to winning ways last week against Javier Garcia following defeats to Viktor Postol and Selcuk Aydin, is eyeing a winning run before focusing his attention of one of the bigger names at 135lbs.

“I feel stronger than ever and believe I can be very strong at lightweight,” Corley told World Boxing News.

“I know I can cause problems at lightweight and will be hoping to fight Richard Abril, Ricky Burns, Antonio DeMarco or the IBF champion (Miguel Vazquez)

“I am looking to fight next at the lower weight in December and hopefully by next year I can be a champion again.”

Corley has suffered 21 defeats in an engaging career that has seen the veteran southpaw score victories against the likes of Randall Bailey, Gabriel Bracero and Paul McCloskey.

‘Chop Chop’ has also gone the distance with big names such as Floyd Mayweather Jr, Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander and more recently the big-hitting WBO light-welterweight title holder Ruslan Provodnikov.

The American has regularly scaled under the light-welterweight limit for the past two years, making the transition more natural as Corley embarks on a further chapter in his career and looks to add to his 40 wins.

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