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DeMarcus Corley dismisses concerns that’s he’s putting himself at risk by fighting on at the age of 45

Former world champion DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley is 45 years of age and 85 fights into his pro career. But still he goes on, writes Elliot Worsell
DeMarcus Corley
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THE fight game has always been a numbers game for DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley. He chased big ones to change lives. He put up big ones to leave his mark.

Now 45, Corley still plays the game and, consequently, the numbers go up. There are 85 professional fights to go with his 119 amateur bouts and he has now competed in 19 different countries. (Because the list is more impressive than a number, they are as follows: USA, China, Puerto Rico, England, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, Russia, Argentina, Ukraine, Canada, Northern Ireland, Turkey, Bolivia, Mexico, Sweden, Denmark, Jamaica, Guyana and Nigeria.)

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