Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley lost his bid for the WBC Fecarbox super lightweight title dropping a very questionable 12-round unanimous decision to Nery “Pantera” Saquilan Saturday night in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
The former WBO Super Lightweight champion, Corley (42-24-1, 25ko’s) seemed to simply outwork the native of Guadalajara, Mexico in the first round, as he mixed in his shots and connected late in the round.
Saguilan, though, came back and was active in round two, but the 41-year-old Corley stepped up the pace and action of the next four rounds.
He pressed the issue more and connected with some solid body shots, and despite losing round five, went on to win the later rounds against the 27-year-old. Saguilan has won eight straight to push his mark to 34-4-1 with 12ko’s.
The judges saw it 115-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Saguilan, who defending his belt.
Ringside reports had Corley clearly winning the bout.