Randall Bailey vs. DeMarcus Corley (2nd meeting)
2008-10-22 : Randall Bailey 141¼ lbs beat DeMarcus Corley 140¾ lbs by UD in round 8 of 8
- Location: BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: David Fields
- Judge: Carlos Ortiz Jr 79-72
- Judge: John Signorile 79-72
- Judge: Kevin Morgan 78-73
In a DiBella Entertainment-Broadway Boxing main event of a five bout five card held at B.B. King Blues and Cupper Club in New York City, broadcast on Sports New York on a tape delay, and co-sponsored by HBO Sports, in a rematch of former WBO Junior Welterweight champions, Randall ' The Knockout King' Bailey of Miami, Florida, won an eight round unanimous decision over DeMarcus 'Chop-Chop' Corley of Washington D.C., now 37-10-1 with 8 kayos, in a bout originally scheduled for ten. Bailey, now 38-6 with 34 kayos, came forward from the opening bell and pressed the action for all eight rounds, throwing a mix of right-left power punches to the body and accurate head shots that scored. Corley spent the fight backing up and tieing Bailey up (with some headlocks) and landed a few good counterpunches. A straight hand from Bailey put Corley on the seat of his pants midway through round three, and Corley took a count of eight on one knee. Corley was also staggered by Bailey in the fourth. Corley appeared only to win the eighth, after he intentionally headbutted Bailey, with the referee not allowing for a rest period. Corley then 'swung away' at Bailey after the butt. Overall, Bailey appeared to throw accurate punches, while Corley threw alot of punches that missed. It was a competitive bout and neither fighter was hurt or marked during the eight rounder. It was told to the press at ringside that the originally scheduled main event, a ten rounder between junior welterweights Edgar Santana and Luis Rodriguez, got scratched at the eleventh hour when Rodriguez was unable to get a visa to enter Kennedy Airport by immigration officials, who did not admit him into the United States. Celebrities at ringside included boxers Emile Griffith, Iran Barkley, ex-Olympian Saddam Ali, Shawn George, Elvis Muriqi, Travis Simms, Peter Quillin, Jorge Teron, Danny Jacobs and Junior Jones, and N.Y. Giants football players Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw.