Diego Corrales (born the October 25th 1977 with Sacramento, California - died the May 7th 2007) was a American Boxeur, which held the championship of the world of the Super weights Plucks and Leger. He is regarded as the most resistant boxer of the Années 2000.
CareerBorn with Sacramento in California, Diego " Chico" Corrales passes very young professional. At 19 years, in 1996, it faces Everett Berry which it puts KB in three rounds. This marks the beginning of a long career. Two years later, unconquered in 25 combat (including 23 KB), he faces Garry StClaire which he beats on December 18th 1998 at the points. He becomes world champion IBF Super Feathers. It defends five times its title IBF against Claude Victor Martinet (KB 5), Roberto Garcia, John Brown (at the points in 12 rounds), Derrick To sheath (KB in 3 rounds). In 2000 it faces the punchor Angel Manfredy. But, in this duel of puncheurs, it is Corrales which is essential in 3 rounds. In 2001, it faces the very great hope Floyd Mayweather. At the time of the commission of before combat the two boxers come to the hands. It is Mayweather which is essential in 10 rounds by sending it five times to ground.
After this very hard correction Corralés will spend 2 years before going up on a boxing ring. It goes up in 2003 time to destroy four very weak adversaries: Michael Davis (KB in 5 rounds) Rocco Cassiani (KB with the 1st round) and Damian Fuller carried out in 3 rounds. Corrales (37 victory, 1 defeat) faces then the Cuban Olympic champion Joel Casamayor (29 victories, 1 defeat). But unfortunately wounded on an irregular blow it is stopped. He then claims a revenge which he obtains and thanks to his large will he dominates Casamyor.
In 2004 on October 7th he faces the world champion of the light weights WBO terrible the Acelino Freitas (35 victories aucunes defeats) unconquered in 15 championships of the world. However Corrales is not let intimidate and dominates Freitas sending it 3 times to ground in the combat before concluding with the 10th round. It becomes again then World champion. One year afterwards, he adds the WBC to the WBO by beating Jose Luis Castillo in a combat of memorable anthology because the 2 adversaries are dominated in turn before Castillo sends Corrales 2 times to ground in the 10th recovery. But Corrales is raised and in this same recovery will overflow it so much that the referee will stop the combat. It combat will be crowned combat of the year 2005. Unfortunately this very hard victory will leave after-effects because at the time of revenge the combat is again violent but this Corrales time yields to the 4th recovery. One year after it loses the beautiful one between him and Casamayor at the points in 12 rounds. And in 2007, it loses against an unknown, Joshua Clottey, which dominates it of the beginning to the end sending it has ground with 9th and 10th round. May 7th, 2007, one month crushes after its defeat, Diego Corrales dies in an motorbike accident. It was 29 years old.
Prize list40 victories (33 KOS)
5 defeats (3 KB)
7 times world champion
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