Mayweather hires lefty Corley as sparring partner for Pacquiao
Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr has drafted in former world super lightweight champion DeMarcus Corley to camp as ‘Money’ gears up to begin training for his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao.
The 38 year-old is set to kick-off his Las Vegas gym sessions for the May 2 blockbuster against his Filipino arch-rival on Tuesday and Corley, 40, has already reported for duty at the Mayweather Boxing Gym.
Experienced Corley has 42 wins, 22 losses and a one draw from his 65 contests and ‘Chop Chop’ can boast six world title fights to his credit as the Washington boxer gears up to put Mayweather through his paces from a southpaw stance.
Mayweather has already fought and defeated Corley when his new employee was at the height of his powers back in 2004, winning a wide decision on all three cards in a WBC title eliminator at 140lbs in Atlantic City. The pair will now share a ring once again eleven years on as Mayweather banks on the wily Corley giving him the much-needed experience of facing a dangerous left hander like Pacquiao.
Corley has been in with some of the best fighters in the world following his brief reign at the top of the sport, although failed to record a single victory against the likes of Ruslan Provodnikov, Lucas Matthysse, Marcos Maidana, Zab Judah, Devon Alexander and Miguel Cotto.