BE CONGRATULATES QUINTANA AND CORLEY ON KO VICTORIES
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 were southpaws.
Ending 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.
The 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.
“Older 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.”
Quintana 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.