Freddy Hernandez Stops DeMarcus Corley in Fifth Round
Corley (at right, being punched by Hernandez) pin-wheeled his arms before going down from the head-swiveling blow by the 30-year-old Hernandez, whose welterweight (147-pounds) victory came at the 1 minute, 48-second mark, earning the winner's 19th career stoppage, and improving his record to 28-1.
A resident of Lynwood, Calif., Hernandez earned his 11th straight win, including five by knockout, since losing a split-decision to Golden Johnson in Feburary of 2005.
A 35-year-old former WBO junior welterweight (140 pounds) champion, Corley falls to 36-13-1, with 21 KOs. Nicknamed "Chop Chop," Corley was stopped for the third time in his career.
Corley earned the WBO 140-pound title with a first-round KO of Felix Flores in June of 2001, and defended it twice.
Corley was okay after the bout, but at this point, he must seriously consider retirement.
Derek Ennis Wins Eighth Straight
Philadelphia junior middleweight (154 pounds) Derek "Pooh" Ennis scored a fifth-round knockout over Puerto Rico's Edwin Vazquez on Friday night, earning his eighth consecutive victory, and his fourth stoppage during that stretch at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia.
The 29-year-old Ennis rose to 20-2-1 with his 13th career knockout, as the 38-year-old Vazquez (22-15-2, eight KOs) was stopped for the third straight time during his sixth consecutive loss.
Ennis has not lost since August of 2007, when he was stopped in the third round by Alphonso Williams.