Ex-champ “Chop Chop” Corley to debut in BKFC

By Zach Hirsch

Former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley will make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) debut March 19 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Corley will meet fellow boxer Reggie Barnett in a lightweight world title eliminator. The winner will face newly crowned champion and former world boxing contender Dat Nguyen at a future date to be confirmed.

Corley has fought the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah, and multiple others who were then present or future world champions.

The main event will see Joe Elmore, a 25 fight MMA veteran (2-0 BKFC) vs Leonard Garcia a former UFC standout.

Former boxer Bobby O’Bannon will fight the inaugural BKFC Heavyweight Champ Arnold Adams.

There will be a total of 10 fights in all including former UFC fighter Melvin Gulliard vs TBA

The event will be available on FITE TV and the Bare Knuckle TV app. It’s promoted by Bareknuckle Fighting LLC – David Feldman.

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    • You’re right it’s a very very bad idea ! He’s 47 years old in june, has fought 85 times in the pro ranks, won 51 lost 33 (8 by ko) and 1 draw.. Altough his KO losses were more RTD’s or TKO’s, he’s going to be badly hurt in there.. It’s a very sad news. Money, Money, Money…

  • There are couple fighters that I would like to see fighting in BKFC, being two of them David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens

    • I would’ve seen Pacquiao in there but the Pacquiao from 2005 to 2012 ! Or Julian Jackson in a bare knuckle fight !!!

  • I been in too many street fights growing up in my neighborhood. It’s not the same as boxing and clearly there’s more pain and damage done when punched to the face and head with a bare fist.
    Corley needs to be very careful…

    • Yes, agreed. The risk of hand injuries climb much higher when minimal hand protection is utilized in this case. Besides that point, Corley’s age is doing him no favor.

  • This is not good. Bare knuckle fighting is not good, even worse an old 47 y old doing this.

  • Bare Knuckle, what a regression. It will be interesting what becomes of this, but it feels too gimmicky and short-lived IMO.

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