Dulorme Dropping Slow To 140, Still Open To Malignaggi

By Ryan Burton

Once beaten prospect Thomas Dulorme (16-1) feels that he only needs one tune up fight before he gets right back in the mix for big fights and a possible title shot. After his last fight, a TKO loss to Luis Abregu, Dulorme announced his intentions to move down to the junior welterweight division. In a recent conversation with BoxingScene, Dulorme made it clear that the loss to Abregu isn't the reason why he is moving down in weight.

"I always wanted to go down to 140.  I want to be a champ at 140 and then at 147. Abregu didn't force me to do it. I'm doing it because I can make (the weight) easy. I'm only 22 and want to move down now," Dulorme explained while pointing out Abregu's weight advantage when they fought. "I didn't rehydrate very much in that fight at all. I need to build myself back up to that (147) weight class," he continued.   

The Puerto Rico based prospect is scheduled to return to the ring on February 20th as previously reported on Boxingscene. Dulorme said that the fight will take place at 143 pounds and that if all goes well he will move down to 140 in his subsequent fight.

"I am ready for the best at 140 now. I always want to have the chance to fight the best. That's why I fought Abregu but I'm going to move down in weight the right way. This fight will be at 143 and if I feel as good as I think I will then the next fight will be at 140," he stated.

Dulorme finished our conversation by saying that if a big opportunity presented itself in the welterweight division he wouldn't have a problem moving back up. "Even though the plan is to go down to 140 I'm ready for big fights at 147 as well. I'm ready for Paulie (Malignaggi) or any of the other (welterweight) champions," Dulorme told 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by puga on 01-16-2013

paulie is the rodney dangerfield of boxing ..he gets no respect

Comment by richardt on 01-16-2013

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;12922444]Yup and who also can't hurt me with his pillow punches and came off of a gift over a mediocre fighter.[/QUOTE]And that makes it even other words, I'll fight a former 140 pounder but not any real solid 147…

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 01-16-2013

Everybody wants a piece of Paula.. haha!

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-16-2013

[QUOTE=ELHURACAN58;12922409]Rios probably wants none of him. If Abril could outbox him, Paulie completely embarrasses him Senchenko style.[/QUOTE] Umm no. Did you see Paulie fight Cano? Rios would break his ass down and TKO him. Paulie's legs are gone, his only…

Comment by Cali boxer on 01-16-2013

"Dulorme made it clear that the loss to Abregu isn't the reason why he is moving down in weight." That's exactly why he's moving down in weight, he got exposed, his chin has Amir Khan written all over it. And…

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