Aydin stops Corley
By Jim Dower: 30-year-old former WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin (26-2, 19 KO’s) battered and stopped 39-year-old journeyman DeMarcus Corley (39-21-1, 23 KO’s) in the 4th round on Friday night to capture the vacant WBC Mediterranean light welterweight title at the Atatürk Spor Salonu, Tekirdag, Turkey.
After the 4th round, Corley quit on his stool rather than come out for the 5th round.
It had been 11 months since Corley last fought, and he didn’t show the stamina and conditioning that he had in the past. Corley stood directly in front of Aydin in all four rounds, and was getting hit with some big shots.
In the 4th round, Corley tried to tie Aydin up to keep from getting hit, but Aydin continued to nail him with really hard shots with his short arms.
The fight was pretty even in the 1st round with Corley landing some really big left hands and right hooks to the head of Aydin. He did a good job of timing Aydin to catch him when he was coming in to try and land one of his big power shots.
In the 2nd round, Corley stopped using his left hand as if he had hurt his hand or his arm. From the 2nd round on, Corley fought mostly with just his right hand. He was still able to nail Aydin with some beautiful right hooks to the head and body, but he was at the mercy of him most of the time because he was standing in front of him.
In the 4th round, Aydin punished Corley with hard right hands and short left hooks to the head. When the round was over, Corley went back to his corner and he had the look of defeat on his face. It wasn’t surprising that the fight was stopped in between rounds at that point.
Aydin has now won his last three fights, albeit against weak opposition. Aydin didn’t show much improvement over his defeats against Jesus Soto Karass and Robert Guerrero. Aydin is still loading up with everything he throws, and he’s still mostly throwing one punch at a time.
To be sure, Aydin can beat journeyman like Corley with that fighting style, but he’s going to have problems against contenders at light welterweight.
Aydin does have one advantage in that he finally made the smart move in moving down to the 140 pound division where he stands a better chance to accomplish something. However, he’s going to have problems against the better fighters in this division like Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Zab Judah, Mike Alvarado, and Brandon Rios.