“It was great to score my 50th victory in Jamaica, my second home,” said Demarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley on Wednesday night, when he scored an easy unanimous decision in eight rounds, over Jamaica’s Ramel Lewis at the Mico University College campus, on the Wray and Nephew Contender fight card.
Judges Laurence Neufville and Ransford Burton scored it 79-73 each, while judge David Dunbar had it 78-74 for Corley.
Corey, who is from the USA, is 43 years old, and boasts a 50-28-1 record. He was the Wray and Nephew Welterweight Contender champion last year.
Lewis, who went into the fight with a 7-6 record, won the first round, but Corley used his skill and ring-craft to win most of the other rounds.
Lewis was in attack mode when the fight started, and scored freely to the head and body. Corley took some good body shots in that round, and obviously made up his mind that he was not going to mix it up with his younger opponent after that. He kept his distance, switched from orthodox to southpaw stance from time to time and piled up points round after round.