15.09.06 - Light Welterweight Junior Witter (34-1-2, 19 KOs) squeaked out a close 12-round unanimous decision over DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley (31-5-1, 17 KOs) at the Alexandra Palace, in London, England. Using his powerful right hand and snapping left jab, Witter was able to control much of the action. However, Corley had his moments fighting Witter to a standstill is many of the earlier rounds. In the 5th round, Witter landed a big right hand uppercut that stunned Corley and sent him to the canvas. However, the referee ruled it a clip. The final judge’s scores were 117-111, 118-112, 116-113, all for Witter. With this victory, Witter wins the vacant WBC light welterweight title, which had previously been held by Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Article posted on 16.09.2006