In one of the most dubious refereeing jobs in recent memory, former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley was allowed to be dropped NINE times in dropping about to Lucas Matthysse via eighth round stoppage in Mendoza, Argentina.
Matthyse softened Corley up over the first four round before dropping Cor twice in round five, once in round six, three times in round seven and two times in round eight. Most of the shots were hooks to the body and ironically the last knockdown looked like Matthysse clearly missed Corley but Corley slipped and the referee waved the bout off.
Matthysse, 139 1/2 lbs was fighting for the first time since his first professional loss which came last November to Zab Judah is now 28-1 with twenty-six knockouts. Corley, 138 3/4 lbs of Washington, DC is now 37-16-1
Claudio Tapia scored a fourth round stoppage over previously undefeated Pablo Barboza in a scheduled six round Super Featherweight bout.
Barboza was docked two points in round three for low blows. That seemed to incite Tapia as he came out with reckless abandon as he dropped Barboza twice with the first coming from a wild left hook. He finished Barboza off with a head shot and the referee counted Barboza out.
Tapia, 129 1/2 lbs of Buenos Aries, ARG is now 19-10-4 with six knockouts. Barboza, 129 1/4 lbs of Santa Fe, ARG is now 13-1.
Oscar Medina, 148 1/2 lbs of Buenos, Aries, ARG scored a four round split decision over Diego Ledesma, 147 lbs of Cordoba, ARG.
Medina is now 20-5-2. Ledesma is now 9-5-1