Meanwhile, in yet another exciting headliner, unbeaten Ukrainian prospect Victor Postol won a hard fought, though unanimous decision against 38 year old former WBO light welterweight champion Demarcus Chop Chop Corley.
Corley fought clever tactical fight. Probably not quite adjusted himself to Ukraine’s time zone and climate, southpaw Corley started carefully. Still, he let his hands fly and on many occasions caught Postol with crisp right hooks, which even wobbled Postol in round three.
After four rounds, according to the WBC rules the results were announced and amazingly enough, Postol was leading on two cards 40:36, while the third one was 38:38. Although Corley did not seem to have any problems neither with stamina, or with speed, he never looked hungry enough, while Postol mounted pressure. Corley’s smart defensive style and busy, workmanship attitude never allowed Postol to relax until the final bell. Corley, tired and cut, lost with decency, even though, sometimes, when he managed to rock Postol, the crowd would not be able to understand, why he would not follow up and punish Postol.
To the credit of the Ukrainian prospect, he would carefully listen to his corner, always looked for the opportunity to sting the skillful veteran with lightning jabs. Postol looked tired in the end, as the experienced Corley, starting from round one used every opportunity to work his opponent’s body. But Postol had a young lion’s guts, and by the final round his domination could hardly be questioned.