By Ryan Burton
On March 29th, once beaten Thomas Dulorme defeated Karim Mayfield in an HBO televised fight that is easily the biggest win of his pro career. In a recent conversation with BoxingScene.com, Dulorme said that he was pleased with that victory but that he is now focused on the future and not looking back at the past.
"I think it was a big win in a big fight but it is over now and we are on to the next fight. I am working hard and hoping to get my next fight lined up soon," Dulorme explained.
Prior to the fight against Mayfield, it was reported that HBO was interested in having the winner of that fight face WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov in June. Dulorme confirmed that he was interested in that fight as well, but said that the Russian's promoter wasn't too keen on that fight and that is why they ultimately decided on facing Chris Aligieri instead.
"We really wanted that fight but Provodnikov's promoter said that the fight wasn't going to happen and that they were going to go on a different route and fight a different opponent," stated Dulorme.
The Gary Shaw promoted fighter, who is trained by Robert Garcia, said that he is keeping in shape in Puerto Rico and that he is just waiting for the date of his next fight. At that point he would return to Oxnard, Calif. where Garcia is based.
He said that he hopes to fight for a title in his next fight and wants his return to the ring to be sooner rather than later.
"I want to be back in the ring by the end of the summer on either HBO or Showtime. I want that type of fight. There are a lot of good fights for me. I would like to fight (WBA/IBO champion) Jessie Vargas or maybe (IBF champion) Lamont Peterson. Those are guys I would like to fight," Dulorme told BoxingScene.com.
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