Mendoza, Argentina– Rising jr. welterweight player, Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KOs), dominated the southpaw former world champion, DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (36-16-1, 22 KOs), with a dedicated and devastating body attack, dropping the veteran fighter eight times en route to an eighth round stoppage.
Matthysse’s game plan didn’t vary much from the opening round to the end of the contest. The Argentine puncher dug heavy and accurate shots to Corley’s body, a plan that started paying dividends as early as the third round.
Corley was active throughout the contest, firing back and game, but his punches lacked pop and weren’t enough to discourage his opponent.
Matthysse would send Corley to the canvas 8 times with body shots from the fifth round right up until the ref waved the contest in the eighth. Corley protested, but had failed to win a single round and, with the eight knockdowns, was impossibly behind on the scorecards.
With the win, Matthysse finds himself back in the jr. welterweight picture, following his close loss to Zab Judah in November of last year.