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Photo credit – David Infante @787Films / Team Dulorme

PUERTO RICO (April 8, 2015 Gary Shaw Productions top contender, Puerto Rican sensation Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KO’s), is just 9 pounds over the weight limit of 140 lbs. for his Saturday, April 18th showdown against “2014 Fighter of the Year” and former lightweight world champion, Terence Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs).  

“I’m very happy with everything that is happening in the training camp,” said an excited Thomas Dulorme.  Chef Tom Gonzalez has done a great job with my nutrition. I’m eating good, healthy food and we can see the results in comparison to my recent fights. Since campaigning at 140 pounds, I’ve never been so close to making weight as I am now with less than two weeks to go.  I’m feeling incredibly strong and the food I’m eating has made a tremendous difference in a positive way”.


“Dulorme is very focused for this fight and it’s evident with his weight being right where it’s supposed to be at this stage in camp.” said Promoter Gary Shaw. “I’ve been assured from his team that he’s going to be peaking on fight night. I can’t wait to see him shine against Crawford.”

Dulorme Team is composed of Puerto Rican trainers, Anthony OteroFelix Pagan Pintor and Oscar Seary, better known as Don Khan. The team newest addition is Jose ‘Kike’ Rosa, a former Olympian boxer (Montreal 1976) that as a boxing trainer has worked with former world champion Nelson Dieppa, former world title contender, Wilfredo Rivera, and Esteban Pizarro, among others. 

“The addition of ‘Kike’ has been very good for the team because it throws more experience and motivation to all group members,” said Dulorme’s advisor Richy Miranda, president of ADM (Artists Designs Management). “His knowledge have been tested in training, and we guarantee that the group is doing really good. Puerto Rico will have a new world champion who will be representing all the Latinos for long time”. 


The Crawford vs Dulorme bout will be for the vacant WBO junior welterweight world title on  Saturday, April 18th, at theCollege Park Center located at the  University of Texas, Arlington. The bout will be televised live as part of a split-site doubleheader on  HBO beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.


Promoted By Top Rank®, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Crawford-Dulorme are on sale now.  Priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable fees, tickets can be purchased at College Park Center box office, online at or or by phone at (817) 272-9595.


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2014 FOY Terence Crawford Returns April 18



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ARLINGTON, TX (March 5, 2015 – Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) Fighter of the Year TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD is movin’ on up — to the junior welterweight division — where he will take on THOMAS “Thunder” DULORME, the No. 2-world-rated contender, for the vacant WBO junior welterweight world title.  Crawford vs. Dulorme will take place Saturday, April 18,  at College Park Center located on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  The world championship fight will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live onHBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted By Top Rank®, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Crawford-Dulorme world championship event will go On Sale This Friday, March 6 at 10:00 am CT.  Priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable fees, tickets can be purchased at College Park Center box office, online or or by phone at (817) 272-9595.

“I am ready to do bigger and better things at 140,” said Crawford.

“I’m here to prove to the world that I am the best fighter in the junior welterweight division,” said Dulorme. “Crawford has an undefeated record but he’s never won a fight at 140 lbs. I’m envisioning a hard-fought victory, one that I will bring back home to my people of Puerto Rico.”

“Dulorme is a good, well-rounded boxer. We are excited because the 140 pound division will bring the best out of Terence,” said Brian McIntyre, Crawford’s co-trainer and co-manager.  “The 140 division is loaded with top fighters. This is great for Terence as everyone will soon see.”

“Terence had a breakout year in 2014 capturing the world’s attention with three career-best world championship victories en route to earning Fighter of the Year accolades,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.  “He will be looking continue that momentum on April 18 when he returns to HBO, on the hunt for another world title against Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico.”

“I’m very pleased that I was able to get this fight done with Top Rank,” said Gary Shaw. “Terence Crawford is considered one of the best Lightweights in boxing, but he is moving up to junior welterweight where he will face a very determined and talented Thomas Dulorme, who’s undefeated at 140 pounds. I want to thank HBO for showcasing what I perceive is another great fight for the fans.  I smell an upset in the making.  This will be the start of a great run of fantastic fights for HBO.”

“With Terence Crawford’s star having emerged in 2014, the question now is how high that star ascends or if his opponent Thomas Dulorme will invert the trajectory,” said Peter Nelson, vice president of programming, HBO Sports. “As lightweight champion last year, Crawford earned his BWAA Fighter of the Year honors with bold, stylish victories against top competitors, a streak which continues in stride up the scale against the hungry Dulorme, who is undefeated at 140-lbs. It will be a split-site doubleheader not to be missed on our late night Boxing After Dark franchise.”

Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs), of Omaha, NE, makes his 2015 ring debut looking to build on his star-making 2014 which featured three world championship victories as well as Fighter of the Year honors from the BWAA and major media alike.  He began his career-best year last March 1, just 13 days short of the sixth anniversary of his professional debut.  Crawford captured the WBO lightweight title, dethroning defending champion Ricky Burns on Burns’ home turf of Glasgow, Scotland. Scoring a powerful and unanimous decision, Crawford put the boxing world on notice with his virtuoso performance as he pulled out all stops in dismantling Burns, rocking the defending champion throughout the fight, while switching back and forth between orthodox and southpaw stances.  He followed that with a dramatic and critically-acclaimed knockout victory of undefeated former world champion and Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa on June 28 in a Fight of the Year nominee.  It was one of the most-watched fights of the year with over 1.2 million viewers catching the live, first-time airing of the fight, according to Nielsen Media Research.  He concluded 2014 on November 29 with a thorough shellacking of one-time world title challenger and No. 1 contender Ray Beltran, winning 11 of the 12 rounds.   Crawford is only the second Nebraska native to be recognized as a boxing world champion.  Perry “Kid” Graves, from Rock Bluff, captured the welterweight crown, knocking out Johnny Alberts in Brooklyn, in 1914, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs), of Carolina, Puerto Rico, graduated to the professional ranks in 2008 after a stellar amateur career which included a sterling 140-2 record.  He has long been a fan-favorite of Puerto Ricans for his slick all-action fighting style.  Dulorme enters this fight riding a two-year six-bout winning streak, with his career-best victories coming in back-to-back fights in 2014 and both televised on HBO.  He opened up 2014 with a 10-round unanimous decision victory over undefeated contender Karim Mayfield to capture the NABF super lightweight title and ended the year unifying his NABF title with the NABO junior welterweight title via an exciting 10-round decision over Hank Lundy.  A consensus Top-Five contender, Dulorme is world-rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), No. 3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and No. 4 by the WBO and the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Terence Crawford vs. Thomas Dulorme

Battle for Vacant WBO Jr. Welterweight Championship, Saturday, April 18, At College Park Center at University of Texas Arlington, Televised Live on HBO®

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Who You Can’t Wait To See Again

1) Floyd Mayweather- Painting materpieces fight after fight, the canvas, his canvas. One of the best ever, nuff said.

2) Vasyl Lomachenko – Arguably the greatest amatuer in history, he has moved his talents seamlessly to the pro game. Beautiful to watch him work his craft.

3) Erislandy Lara- What he does is called the sweet science not boring as some as implied. Hit and don’t get hit is what it’s about.

4) Terence Crawford- Getting better and better with each fight. Not only does he have outstanding boxing skills , he can punch too.

5) Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero – This dude brings it fight in and fight out. He boxes beautifully but when he gets hit, all bets are off and the “warrior” comes out. A spiritual family man and one of the good guys in the game.

6) Roman Gonzalez- All action, all the time. Stud.

7) Andy Lee- Love his throwback style.

8) Timothy Bradley- You’re going to get a war every time out.

9) Amir Khan-Seems to be getting better with age.

10) Keith Thurman- “One-Time” can box or punch and is a student of the game.

11) Shawn Porter- Showtime is as tough as they come.

12) Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez- “Zurdo” is a rising star. A southpaw with size, skill, and power. Remember the name.

Snippets On Arguably The Hottest Topics In The Sweet Science This Week


Corn Husked

Terence Crawford (25-0 17 KO) dominated Ray Beltran (29-7-1 17 KO) in front of a raucous hometown crowd at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday night. Crawford boxed beautifully switching stances with ease from orthodox to southpaw while keeping the slugging Beltran guessing all night. In the rare moments when Beltran was successful in landing a power shot, Crawford responded by coming back even harder and is so accurate in landing his own power counter shots that opponents have no choice but to pull back out of harm’s way and reset. Even though he was up by a large margin late in the fight, you have to love this guy’s warrior spirit as he continued to look for a stoppage. There are very few fighters in the game with the skill level and ring IQ of Crawford at the present time and he just may be the fighter of the year while entering all P4P lists. An amazing humble talent who will only get better.

Heavyweight Eliminated

Tyson Fury (23-0 17 KO) dominated Dereck Chisora (20-5 13 KO) in a WBO heavyweight eliminator bout and won by 10th round TKO when Chisora’s corner threw in the towel. Chisora was never in the fight. Fury dominated with his jab, fought from the southpaw stance at times, and landed multiple combinations when needed. For an eliminator fight for the right to knuckle up with undisputed champ Wladimir Klitshcko, this sure wasn’t what you’d expect from two heavyweights. Chisora could have benefitted from exhibiting a little “fury” and Fury could have made a statement by “personally” stopping an opponent who didn’t want to be there. The action got so dull it prompted Referee McDonnell to proclaim “ Either you fight or we go home”, not something you want to hear during a main event, especially one billed as “Bad Blood”. This was a rematch of their 2011 fight also dominated by Fury but not to the extent as was the case on Saturday. Thankfully, we will all be spared from a trilogy.

Sr. Was A Bit Off About Jr.

Leading into Chris Eubank Jr’s (18-1 13 KO) fight with Billy Joe Saunders (21-0 11 KO), Chris Eubank Sr. had made claims that Jr. could beat Gennady Golovkin, is comparable to Sugar Ray Leonard and will be better than Floyd Mayweather Jr. So on cue, Eubank Jr. promptly goes out and loses by split decision to Saunders. The fight was really a tale of two halves. Saunders did his best work early with Eubank coming on strong late, albeit not soon enough. Eubank has talent and may one-day achieve his father’s expectations but he has a ways to go. I believe Jr. will learn from this defeat and would win the rematch; however, he needs a solid trainer who will tell Sr. to leave the training business to the trainer and maybe, just maybe Jr. will achieve Sr.’s prophecy and be “simply the best”.  

2015, The Year Of The Sheep

Ever since Manny Pacquiao defeated Chris Algieri, the Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. talk resurfaced and reached levels not seen in some time. Both sides are verbally jabbing through social media and all indications are this fight will happen in 2015.  If so, we will all be like sheep following the herd to the fight venue or the nearest PPV feed. Baaaa Game On!

Biased Based Commentary

On the undercard of Crawford v. Beltran, HBO aired Evgeny Gradovich v. Jayson Velez. This fight was declared a draw and this snippet is less about the decision but more so about the increasing effort by HBO staff to favor a specific fighter regardless of what is occurring in the ring. It was clear that the HBO staff favored Gradovich.  Velez was doing very well in the fight but you would never have known that had your screen went blank and you only had audio to carry you through. HBO’s ring side scorer Steve Weisfeld was actually unbiased until his counterparts kept hyping up Gradovich apparently indirectly pressuring him to change his mind on what he was seeing as evident by his scorecard. After the fight, the HBO crew had Gradovich winning comfortably only to find out that the fight had been declared a draw. This snippet is not to argue if the decision was correct or not correct, but only to comment that Velez did well in a close fight and deserved at the very least some credit from the ringside crew.

The Wrestler,,,Uh, Boxer

Mickey Rourke won an exhibition fight at 62 years of age against 29 year old Elliot Seymour. This fight was all hollywood and not to be confused with the sweet science. Rumors are flying that Seymour threw the fight, is possibly a homeless man, or has medical problems. Unsure the validity of any of those claims but let’s just take the fight at face value, it was an exhibition for entertainment nothing more nothing less.