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Corley Wins WBU Lightweight World Title In Maiden Boxfest In Lagos

DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley of USA demonstrated his skill and prowess to defeat Patrick ‘El Elegante’ Lopez of Venezuela to win the World Boxing Union (WBU) Lightweight World Title.

Corley, who has tested his might against the likes of Floyd Mayweather and also defeated Nigeria’s Daniel Attah, won Lopez with a unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

Being one of the matches that went down in a Boxfest that took place in Lagos, Nigeria, Corley cemented his reign amongst the Lightweight ranking.

In other matches, boxers competed for two WBU World Title Fights, one WBU Africa Title fight and one West Africa Boxing Union title fight.

In the first Bout, Cynthia Ogunsemilore making her pro debut beat another debutant Habibat Ismail over four rounds in a National Featherweight challenge contest.

It got tougher in Bout 2 where Sule Olagbade of Nigeria beat Stephen Okine of Ghana by TKO in round 6 of scheduled 10 rounds to win the vacant West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) Light Middleweight title.

For the third bout an International heavyweight challenge which pitched England based Nigerian, Tony Salam against Eugen Buchmueller of Germany, it went the whole mile before Salam carried the day; winning via a unanimous decision.

The stakes were equally high in the fourth bout as Australia based King Davidson of Nigeria took on Ishmael Tetteh of Ghana for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) Middleweight Title.

In what turned out to be a slugfest, King Davidson (19 3 0) defeated his Ghanaian opponent via unanimous decision to win the title.

In the penultimate fight, Paul Valenzuela Jr of Mexico fought a very technical fight against a game opponent, Aaron Coley of USA and received a Split Decision win to annex the WBU Middleweight World title.

Ringside guests included former undisputed World heavyweight champion, Riddick ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe and also former heavyweight champion if the world, Ray Mercer.

Speaking after the event, CEO of Monarch Promotions, Prince Stanley Williams promised a bigger and better promotion subsequently. He promised that the competition would not be a one-off show.

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