New York, NY (5/7/12) - This past Saturday, two of DiBella Entertainment's former
world champions, Carlos "El Indio" Quintana and DeMarcus "Chop Chop"
Corley, both traveled to their opponent's hometown to score impressive
upset knockout victories. Ironically, in both bouts, all four boxers
a near 15-month layoff, Moca, Puerto Rico's Quintana, 35, faced Las
Vegas resident and former world title challenger DeAndre Latimore in the
opening bout of the HBO PPV televised undercard to Mayweather-Cotto,
staged at the MGM Grand. Quintana, who held the WBO welterweight title
in 2008, knocked out Latimore in the sixth round.
37-year-old Corley, of Washington, D.C., flew to Belfast, Northern
Ireland, taking on hometown favorite and former European champion Paul
McCloskey, in the main event of a card promoted by Matchroom Sport.
Entering the ring as a 7-1 underdog, Corley, the former WBO junior
welterweight titlist from 2001-'03, stopped McCloskey in the 10th round. The bout was shown live on Sky TV.
Promoter Lou DiBella was obviously very pleased with the outcome from both fights.
champions are always dangerous. There is a reason that they were
champions," said DiBella. "Carlos Quintana and DeMarcus Corley both
proved that they still have championship mettle and a lot left in the
tank. They represent challenges to all comers."
improved to 29-3, 23KO's, while Corley's record now stands at 39-19-1,
23KO's. Look for both to be back in the ring in significant fights soon.
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