Experienced boxers in Contender clash

March 16, 2016

Two experienced boxers, DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley from the USA, and Iwan "Pure Gold" Azore, a Guyanese-born fighter who lives in Trinidad and Tobago, will exchange punches tonight, over five rounds, in the second preliminary bout of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender series.

The action starts at 9 p.m. at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road, and will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica.

Last week spectators left the venue disappointed when, after only 55 seconds, one of the boxers, 19-year old Xzaviar Ford from North Carolina, USA, suffered a torn tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue, gifting the bout to his opponent, Jamaican Richard Holmes, by a technical knockout.

Corley, who was not on the original list of boxers selected to appear this year, was recruited a few days ago, to join the USA team in their bid to defeat the Caribbean team.

Corley is a 41-year old veteran from Washington, District of Columbia who has had 70 fights. He has a record of 43 victories, 26 losses and one draw.

Azore, has 16-victories, five losses and three draws, in a career that started in December 2006 and saw him becoming the Guyanese welterweight boxing champion, in December 2012.

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