Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thomas Dulorme wins main event
ESPN.com news services
NEW YORK -- Thomas Dulorme needed less than two minutes to dispatch Eddie Brooks in the main event of Lou DiBella's Broadway Boxing event at the Roseland Ballroom on Thursday.
A right cross by Dulorme caught Brooks flush on the chin and sent the Mesa, Ariz., native spilling to the canvas. Brooks managed to rise to his feet but stumbled down almost immediately, forcing referee Gary Rosato to stop the contest at 1 minute, 35 seconds.
"[Brooks] threw a left, and I timed my right perfectly," Dulorme said. "I was throwing my jab and I noticed he was pawing with his left, so I followed my jab with the right and caught him."
Dulorme, who entered his bout with Brooks as a welterweight, plans to move down to junior welterweight.
"I came into this bout at 143 (pounds)," Dulorme said. "I'd like to campaign at 140 pounds; that's where I feel I'm best suited to make a run at a title."
Dulorme raised his record to 17-1 (13 KOs). It was the Puerto Rican fighter's first bout since dropping a technical decision to Luis Carlos Abregu in October. Brooks drops to 9-4 (3 KOs).
Dulorme's trainer, Jose Bonilla, expects his charge to return on April 6 in Puerto Rico against an opponent to be determined.