Corley, Gardener seek Contender final spot tonight

June 15, 2016
Michael Gardener

The fight that all Wray and Nephew Welterweight Contender 2016 boxing fans have been itching to see, the semi-final bout between veteran 41- year old American boxer DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley, and new kid on the block, 22-year old Jamaican Michael 'The Wasp' Gardener, will take place over seven rounds at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium tonight.

The action starts at 9.30 p.m. and the winner will meet Richard Holmes, who earned himself another spot in the finals, after last week's semi-final.

Corley, who is the most experienced boxer in the competition, was recruited in the second week of competition.

In his first fight, he outpointed Iwan Azore, and in his second against Revlon Lake, showed what a dangerous a fighter he is with a 55-second knockout.

Corley now has a record of 45 wins, 27 losses and one draw.

Gardener made a hard hitting professional debut in the Contender competition on April 26, when he scored a second-round knockout victory over Jose Guzman.

In his second fight against Ramel Lewis who was seeded at number four in the competition, he had another good night, and put Lewis down in the fourth round on his way to taking home a victory by unanimous decision.

These impressive performances have thrilled Contender fans, and they have therefore been looking forward to this clash.

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