Advertisement
Advertisement

Dulorme Still Has Provodnikov at The Top of His List

By Ben Jacobs

After a devastating defeat it can be a tricky task for a fighter to regain lost confidence.  Promoters and managers have to help a fighter by selecting the right match ups at the right time.  After Thomas Dulorme’s convincing win against previously unbeaten Karim Mayfield, the Puerto Rican now looks to be on the same course he was heading to before his loss to Luis Carlos Abregú in October 2012.

He also now holds a lofty position at number four in the latest WBC rankings at junior welterweight as well as a number two ranking with the WBA.

BoxingScene was able to speak to Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs) last week who confirmed he has already returned to training.

“My trainers helped me a great deal against Mayfield.  Robert García came up with a good plan for me and prepared me on the technical side.  Alex Ariza helped me a lot for that fight, he’s worked with a lot of great boxers and I’m just starting out, trying to be great in this sport.  He helped me and told me I’ll be a champion. 

“Mayfield made life uncomfortable for me.  He didn’t let me look as good as I could have.  His style and manner of throwing punches doesn’t let you have an entertaining fight with him, so we couldn’t give the public a good show.”

Alex Ariza has a reputation for working his boxers to their limits.  Dulorme discussed how he found working with the strength and conditioning coach.

“Alex demands a lot from his fighters,” Thomas explained.

“The first week with him was difficult because I had to get used to new things, things I hadn’t done before.  But by the second week I was doing better and he liked what I was doing.  He likes his boxers to do things perfectly.”

Dulorme was stopped in the seventh round against Argentina’s hard-hitting Abregú, who himself is close to a title shot at 147lbs, given his number one ranking with the WBC.  Would Dulorme entertain a rematch despite both men competing in different divisions now?

“If the fight happens, then yes, but if you notice Abregú hasn’t grown like I have.  I don’t know why.  If we have a rematch in the future then I’d like that because I know I’m better than him and I simply had a bad night.  I proved that because I just won a difficult fight.   But right now I’m focused on being champion at 140lbs. 

“Maybe I could fight Ruslan Provodnikov.  I’ll carry on training and being focused; win a title and then move up to 147lbs.  Actually we were going to fight Provodnikov this time but his team didn’t want it.  I guess they were looking for an easier fight for the first defence of his title.” 

Dulorme assured that he never lost faith in his abilities despite such a tough defeat at a key period in his development.

“The confidence was always there, I just repeat I had a bad night, it was a hard defeat for me.  For a week I felt a bit depressed afterwards.  My corner decided to stop that fight when I wanted to continue.  They stopped it a bit early, but it was something that happened.

“I’ll be returning in the summer, around June or July, I’ll keep on going, gain more experience and when the world title chance comes around I’ll be ready.

“I should have a chance with the WBC or the WBA, and maybe against Provodnikov in the future.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 04-30-2014

Dulorme can win this fight.

Comment by mathed on 04-30-2014

[QUOTE=PETUFF;14484424]some people are retards here!!how come a boxer get afraid to take a punch???some people comment are ridiculous and ignorantt:crackhead:crackhead[/QUOTE] You don't have many points to lose as it is, I'd stay away form betting on this fight if I…

Comment by mathed on 04-30-2014

Dulorme will get KO'd if they fight.

Comment by Bushbaby on 04-30-2014

Mayfield is no bum, fyi.

Comment by JMSP on 04-30-2014

If that fight happens it's gonna end the same way when he fought Abregu.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Coach: We Never Asked Andre Ward For 164 Weight George Groves Entering Last-Chance Saloon Against Murray LaRon Mitchell Stops Epifanio Mendoza in Three Rounds Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter: Pre-Fight Report Card Ricardo Rodriguez Beats David Quijano in Boxeo Telemundo Canelo's Manager Taking Smith Serious, Expects Dangerous Fight Photos: Vargas Rubs Shoulders With Mayweather at BWAA Awards Canelo's Manager To Critics: We're Back To Our Natural Weight! Kenny Porter Not Concerned With Layoff as Thurman Shot Nears Arum: Thurman-Porter is Good Fight, Hope it Gets Good Rating Thurman Reflects on His Long Journey, Lessons Along The Way Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Kell Brook, Thurman vs. Porter Photos/Weights: PBC on NBCSN - Justin DeLoach-Junior Castillo Photos: Mike Alvarado vs. Josh Torres, Korobov-Vera Weighin DiBella Breaks Down Thurman-Porter, Isn't Sure Who Wins Povetkin, Ryabinsky To Hold Meeting With WBC Next Week Liam Smith: I Will Shake Up The World When I Beat Canelo Groves Explains His Version of Events in Golovkin Sparring Tale Photos: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter Ready For Barclays War Weights from Brooklyn: Porter Strips to 147, Thurman at 146 Liam Smith vs. Canelo Alvarez - Fight Poster Revealed Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith Finalized at 154, 9/17 on PPV Fury To Klitschko: I'm Hitler? You Stupid F***ing Ukrainian Pr*ck! Golden Boy VP Reacts To Arum, Insists Pacquiao vs. Broner is On! Video: Sky Sports Crew Discuss Klitschko vs. Fury Postponement Video: Joshua-Breazeale, Groves-Murray, Eubank-Doran Weighin Jason Sosa Drills Javier Fortuna in Eleventh, Grabs WBA Title Eubank Jr: I Didn't Want To Take Off Underwear, Scare Everyone Photos: Anthony Joshua, Dominic Breazeale Ready For Battle Felix Diaz-Levan Ghvamichava Tops PBC on FS1, July 12 Photo: Tyson Fury's Badly Bruised, Sprained Ankle Injury Felix Verdejo-Jose Felix Likely For October - If Pacquiao Returns Fury Rolls Ankle, July 9 Klitschko Rematch Postponed Thurman Warns: Stop Protecting Your Record Like Mayweather! Arum: Golovkin vs. Ramirez, We Have Deal in Principle For 2017 Groves Explains Boost With McGuigan as Murray Bout Nears Anthony Joshua Willing To Help Joe Joyce Learn, Keep Active Andy Vences: I Have To Be at My Best To Win UniMas Bout Video: Kenny Porter on Tactics For Keith Thurman, More Eubank Sr: No Way Does My Son Lose To Gennady Golovkin!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement