DeMarcus Deon Corley (born June 3, 1974) is an American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for more than two decades, he held the WBO junior welterweight title from 2001 to 2003, and has fought as a gatekeeper against many of boxing's biggest names.
Corley was an amateur standout, and won the National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship in 1995.
Corley began boxing professionally on May 17, 1996, knocking out Aaron Smith in the first round.
He would not lose a match until 1999, against Daniel Lujan. Later that year in his 22nd bout with a record of 21 wins 1 defeat (11KO) he faced Ener Julio for the USBA light welterweight title, he won via a 12-round split decision. He later defeated Ener Julio again to defend his WBO light welterweight belt (which he would later lose to future undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah).
He took 2002 off from boxing to recover from the murder of his brother. He returned to the ring on January 4, 2003.
After many consecutive losses, Corley took on Damian Fuller in 2010 and improved his record to 37-13-1 (21 KO's) with a 4th-round TKO.
On August 28, 2010 he lost to Marcos Maidana by unanimous decision in a fight in which was disputed, for the WBA light welterweight title.
On November 14, 2010 he lost to Serhiy Fedchenko by unanimous decision in a fight in which was also disputed, for the vacant WBO European light welterweight title. On January 21, 2012 he won the vacant NABF light welterweight title when he defeated Gabriel Bracero by unanimous decision.
He then earned a TKO victory over Paul McCloskey on May 5, 2012.
On September 27, 2013 Demarcus Corley lost against Selçuk Aydın by corner stoppage at the end of round 4.
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|84 fights||51 wins||32 losses|
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