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Mayweather Jr. wins junior welterweight debut

Updated: May 23, 2004, 6:58 PM ET
By Thomas Gerbasi | Maxboxing.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Crafty and powerful, Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the jump in weight class look easy.

Mayweather, one of boxing's brightest young stars, overwhelmed former champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley on Saturday in a 140-pound WBC elimination bout.

Scores were 119-107, 119-108, and 118-108 for Mayweather.

Shaking off two minor injuries and a fourth-round scare, Mayweather knocked Corley down twice and toyed with him for much of the 12-round fight, coasting ...

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