Matthysse destroys Corley in 8th round TKO!
By Jim Dower: Light welterweight knockout artist Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KO’s) destroyed DeMarcus Corley (36-16-1, 22 KO’s) in an 8th round TKO on Fridday night in Argentina. Matthysse tore into the 36-year-old southpaw Corley with body shots and ended up dropping Corley eight times in the bout before the massacre was stopped in the 8th. In the 8th, Matthysse knocked Corley down three times before the referee finally halted the one-sided beating.
In beating Corley, Matthysse bettered the performance by fellow countryman Marcos Maidana, who struggled to beat Corley by a 12 round decision last year. In contrast, Matthysse never had the slightest problems with Corley and dominated him with powerful body shots. This win was especially important in keeping Matthysse in the thick of things in the division. Matthysse will now be hard to ignore by the other top fighters Amir Khan, Devon Alexander, Timothy Bradley, Victor Ortiz, Kaizer Mabuza and Judah.
This was Matthysse’s comeback fight after losing a controversial 12 round decision to Zab Judah in November.