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Ex-champ Corley to fight Jamaica seven-rounder vs 2-0 Gardener

Phil Jay 14/06/2016

DeMarcus Corley

The evergreen DeMarcus Corley keeps on fighting this week as the former WBO super lightweight champion takes on little-known Michael Gardener in Jamaica.

Corley, 42, fights on the Caribbean Island for the third time this year on Wednesday night having already beaten also-rans Iwan Azore and Revlon Lake either side of a loss to Adrian Estrella in Monterrey, Mexico in April.

The Lake victory, which took place last month, was Corley 45th career triumph from 74 starts – against 27 defeats and one draw through a career dating back to when Floyd Mayweather made his debut in 1996.

‘Chop Chop’ continues to fight the good fight – causing upsets along the way, although it’s questionable whether his latest opponent should even be sharing the ring with such an experienced and seasoned fighter as Corley.

Gardener is just 22 years old and only made his debut two months ago, but is pitched in with Corley as ‘The Wasp’ bids to pull off a massive upset that will considerably boost his career.

The only advantage Gardener may have going into the fight is the fact that he campaigns at welterweight, whilst Corley has been fluctuating between 135 and 140 of late and has only made one appearance over the 140 limit in the past five years.