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DeMarcus Corley confident to beat Selcuk Aydin

Former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley is confident that he can beat Selcuk Aydin tomorrow (Friday, September 27th) in Tekirdag (Turkey) for the vacant WBC Mediterranean championship. “He is a strong guy but when analyzing his style I saw some flaws and I want to take advantage of that”, says Corley. “I think I can knock him out to take that belt with me to the United States.”

Promoter Ahmet Oner believes that it will be a close and exciting fight: “Corley is a very experienced guy and I am sure that he didn’t come all the way from the USA to collect a check. This is not a big payday for him – it’s a big chance. Aydin is rated on no. 4 by the WBC and no. 10 by the IBF. Corley wants to win this fight to get back into the picture and maybe fight for a world title again. But Selcuk is very strong and very confident. From the promotional side this fight is as good as it gets: Both guys are determined and willing to win. They have to win because this is there only chance to get close to a shot at the world championship.”

There is no doubt that the 39-year-old “Chop Chop” has been in big fights like this before. Corley won the vacant WBO light welterweight championship in 2001 and defended it twice before losing a close split decision to Zab Judah in July 2003. Right after that Corley went the distance with Floyd Mayweather jr. in what some consider a tougher test for Mayweather than his most recent lopsided win over “Canelo” Alvarez.

“I know that he is a very experienced and good boxer”, says Selcuk Aydin regarding his opponent. “But he is standing in between me and a possible world title shot and I will do what I have to do to become champion of the world. I had a great training camp and I know what I’m capable of. I will not let my fans down. I never lost a fight in Turkey and I am not planning to start this Friday.”

The show from Tekirdag will be broadcasted live on Eurosport starting at 9pm / 21.00h Central European Time. In the co-feature IBF no. 4 rated cruiserweight contender Enad Licina takes on Levan Jomardashvili from Georgia.

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