A boxing star claims he can KO Manny Pacquiao and called Floyd Mayeweather Jr. a “kid.”

DeMarcus Deon Corley better known in boxing as “Chop Chop,” just made a bold prediction of a fight with Pacquiao. Over the years, not too many boxing stars have proven that they can withstand the power and speed of “Pacman.” However, Corley has an interesting insight regarding how boxers or he could possibly beat the Filipino legend.

In a recent talk with Elie Seckbach of EsNews, the 45-year-old veteran boxer stated that he thinks he can KO Pacquiao in “6 or 7 rounds.” According to Corley, a lot of young fighters today, including Keith Thurman, didn’t do the right thing against Pacquiao.

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DeMarcus Corley and Floyd Mayweather exchange punches inside the ring. Bad Left Hook

“I’ll knock Manny out. Probably in the sixth or seventh round,” predicted Corley. "Keith Thurman is a runner, didn’t sit in there to bang with him. You gotta sit in the pocket with Manny Pacquiao and I can take a punch."

Corley then continued by claiming that Pacquiao “stays away” from southpaw fighters like him – the type of fighters who can defeat the legend.

“I love to fight Manny. You know Manny don’t fight no southpaws. He stays away from southpaws. If you look back over the years who has he fought that was a southpaw?,” Corley insisted.

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WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Getty Images/Ethan Miller

After all, Corley may have something in his resumé that could make him a potential opponent for Pacquiao. Several years ago, Corley shared the ring with Mayweather, the undefeated champ whom he called a “kid.” And based on his assessment, Mayweather is really ahead of Pacquiao in terms of overall ratings.

“I agree, yes! Nobody never beat the kid (Mayweather),” Corley responded when asked if Mayweather is ahead of Pacquiao.

“I am saying kid cause he been doin’ it since he’s in pampers,” Corley continued.

Chop Chop even believes that there’s no way any fighter could figure out a way to beat Mayweather even at this stage of his career.

“There’s no blueprints to how to beat this guy,” Corley noted.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the end of his press conference at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Jan. 1, 2019. Getty Images/Toshifumi Kitamura

Corley held the WBO light welterweight title from 2001 to 2003 and fought many great fighters in his career. Aside from Mayweather, he also fought Zab Judah and Miguel Cotto,

At 45, Corley is still considered active. However, in his last fight, he was stopped by Custio Clayton. He’s also lost his last four fights which could mean that a shot at WBA welterweight champion Pacquiao is highly unlikely.