Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York– In the main event of HBO’s Boxing After Dark triple-header, Argentina’s Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) proved that Puerto Rican prospect, Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) is a ‘not ready for prime time player’ with a two-knockdown RTD 7 win Saturday night in a ten round welterweight bout.
Dulorme, at least, looked the part of a well-regarded welterweight prospect used to having his way, but didn’t receive incoming shots very well. When Abregu was able to get around Dulorme’s pumping jab, he started to land flush, eventually sending Dulorme to the canvas in the third round and nearly putting an end to the contest then and there.
The Puerto Rican would beat the count and buy himself a few rounds by turning southpaw. But Abregu eventually found a home for his right hand again in the seventh and sent Dulorme down one more time.
This time, Dulorme’s corner had seen enough and called an end to the contest at the 2:35 mark.
Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KOs) remained undefeated against the #8 ranked junior welterweight in the world, Mauricio Herrera (18-3, 7 KOs) via unanimous 10-round decision by scores of 96-94, 98-92, and 97-93.
Herrera started well, trying to tie Mayfield up and turn the contest into an ugly inside fight. But when Mayfield found his way to the outside in round three and began to land heavy right hands, it became apparent that Herrera had lost his best shot at victory.
With Mayfield fighting his game and Herrera lacking the power to change the tide, the bout lost its intrigue by the eighth. Still, Herrera is always game and fought to the very end.
Although he only won by a close score of 96-94 on The Boxing Tribune’s card, Mayfield was in clear control from the third round on.
In the opening fight of the televised card, Miguel Vazquez (32-3, 13 KOs) made the fourth defense of his IBF lightweight title via split decision over Marvin Quintero (25-4, 21 KOs) by scores of 116-112, 118-110, and 113-115.
The bout played out true to pre-fight anticipation, with Vazquez using movement and fighting from the outside against Quintero, who looked to bull his way inside and slug. Both fighters had success with their plans, alternately winning and losing rounds when the other found his own success.
A truly hard fight to score, The Boxing Tribune saw it in favor of the defending champ, Vazquez, by a mark of 115-113.