Mullings still waiting word on 'Chop Chop' clash

August 11, 2017
Sakima Mullings (right) poses with daughter Cadence and Contender 2017 title belt after defeating Canada's Phil Rose in the Wray & Nephew Contender Series final.

Reigning Contender Champion Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings has said that he is still awaiting word from DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley's camp regarding a fight between the two in the near future.

Corley had previously told Mullings that in order to sign a contract for the bout to become a reality, Mullings must go down in weight to 140 lbs.

Mullings, for his part, was willing and said that it gave him motivation to win the Contender series in order to become the first two-time champion and put himself in a stronger bargaining position.

Now that he has done his part, Mullings said it's up to the promoters.

"It's a fight that Jamaica wants to see. It boils down to the organisers and the promoters to make the fight happen. You got two fighters that are willing to fight in a country that wants to see the fight, so let's make it happen."


Trying to exploit


Mullings doesn't think Corley's weight demands are because he is trying to avoid him.

"I don't think he's running, but it's where he's trying to exploit the situation and turn it in his favour in the best way he knows how," he said.

"This fight is being made off the Contender series. He's a champion, but I'm a two time champion. I'm not saying I'm gonna make unrealistic demands from a veteran fighter, but I understand completely that internationally and in terms of experience and credentials, he's far more accomplished than me. So I would love the opportunity to fight a fighter of that quality and pedigree," Mullings said.

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