2003-01-04 DeMarcus Corley w pts 12 Randall Bailey, The Armory, Washington DC, USA - WBO
2003-01-04 DeMarcus Corley w pts 12 Randall Bailey, The Armory, Washington DC, USA - WBO. Referee: Joseph Cooper. Scorecards: 117-111, 116-112, 117-111. In a match where fireworks were expected the action was at best lacklustre, the fast and clever southpaw champion making a point of not allowing Bailey (139) to target him with the right hand. Although Corley (140) occasionally fired in jarring left crosses that hurt Bailey it was all too infrequent, and even when the latter found himself in range to unload the right hand more often than not he failed to do so. With the crowd becoming restless from before the halfway stage the fighters made some effort in the eighth, but when that fizzled out the men were booed for the rest of the contest.