Corley Has High Praise For
On Friday, June 10, former world champion DeMarcus Corley
took on Puerto Rican welterweight super prospect Thomas
Dulorme (12-0, 10 KOs) at the Boricua Invasion 1, boxing
event at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City and
televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
The fight proved to be Dulorme's best performance to date,
as he won the NABA Welterweight Championship by commanding
unanimous decision, dropping Corley with a left hook in
round three. All three judges saw it 99-90.
A few days later, having had time to assess being dominated
by Dulorme for 10 rounds, the experienced Corley had some
strong praise for his young opponent: "Dulorme is a very
good fighter. He is very focused and precise. I have no
doubt he will become world champion. He has the tools to
reach the level of Cotto, Mayweather and Judah.
"What an honor for me that Corley said that," responded an
appreciative Dulorme. "His words will motivate me to keep
working hard to achieve the goal of becoming world
Dulorme is now ranked #12 by the WBA. His next fight will be
on August 19 at Juan Pachin Vicens Auditorium in Ponce,
Puerto Rico. The opponent will be announced shortly.
Team Puerto Rico was developed by promoters Gary Shaw, Lou
DiBella, Javier Bustillo and Leon Margules in order to group
the best young talent in Puerto Rico on one team. For more
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