2001-06-30 DeMarcus Corley w rsc 1 Felix Flores, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO

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2001-06-30 DeMarcus Corley w rsc 1 Felix Flores, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBO. Referee: Jay Nady. Just five days before defending against Flores, after Ener Julio forfeited his title when it was discovered that he had cataracts in both eyes Corley was drafted in to contest the vacant championship, with the winner pledged to defend against Julio following surgery. Not one to miss a golden opportunity Corley (140) went straight on the attack with stiff jabs, and before Flores (140) could even get anything off he was smashed down by a tremendous right uppercut. Although the Puerto Rican was up quickly he was forced to take the mandatory ‘eight’ count before immediately running into a southpaw left cross that dropped him again. When Flores, who somehow staggered up at ‘nine’, was allowed to continue Corley was on to him like a flash, driving in a right-left-right that sent him reeling into the ropes to leave the referee with no alternative other than to stop the contest with 11 seconds of the first round remaining.