By Fernando Gaztambide
Thomas Dulorme (18-1, 13 KOs) defeated the experienced Ben Ankrah (17-12, 8 KOs) over eight rounds by way of a unanimous decision. The Ankrah came in as a late replacement and the match was held at a catch-weight of 144-pounds. All three judges scored it an 80-72 shutout. Dulorme kept control of the match with his accurate jabs and combinations to the body and face.
"I knew Ben was a strong fighter and I knew that he was coming to fight and now I want to fight the best 140 pounds. I'm available to go for a world title soon because at 140 pounds I feel stronger and fast," said an excited Dulorme, who is promoted by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment.
The Carolinian is ranked # 6 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) at junior welterweight.
In the co-feature, former world champion, Manuel "Manny" Siaca (25-7, 20 KOs) defeated the dangerous Colombian Milton Nunez (25-8-1, 23 KOs) in a fight that was agreed to eight rounds. The scores were 80-72 and two judges had it 78-74.
"My opponent was strong and lasted the distance. Now I want to stay more active and we'll continue to look for opportunities en route to a world title," said Siaca.
Former Olympian, Enrique 'Kikin' Collazo (2-0-1, 2 KO1) defeated Michael Suarez (0-2) by knockout in the first round. "Kikin" floored twice Suarez. The fight ended at 2:44.
Ephraim 'Macho' Cruz (3-0-1, 1 KO) and Wilfred Garriga (0-1) ended in a draw. The votes of the judges were 39-37 for Cruz and 38-38 twice.
Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez (4-0, 4 KOs) defeated Jose Ruiz (2-4) by TKO at 2:08 of the sixth assault.
Luis 'Yeye' Rodriguez (3-0, 2 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Luis Guzman (0-1) at 140 pounds. The votes of the three judges were 40-36.
Angel Hernandez (1-1) defeated Victor "Picu" Perez (1-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision. The results of the three judges were 38-37.
Pedro Ortiz (1-0-1) won a unanimous decision over Joseph Santos (0-5) at 115 pounds. The results of the three judges were 40-36.
Anthony Mercado (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Brian Montalvo (0-1) by knockout in the first assault in a four-round fight at 140 pounds.
The card was broadcast by DIRECTV for free to its subscribers from 6:30 pm through OnDIRECTV (channel 161).
Tags: Thomas Dulorme , Enrique Collazo