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Tonight's HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader features a welterweight main event between top prospect Thomas Dulorme and Argentina's Carlos Abregu.
Tonight's HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader features a welterweight main event between top prospect Thomas Dulorme and Argentina's Carlos Abregu, and starts at 10:15 pm ET. Bad Left Hook will be here with live coverage.
Dulorme (16-0, 12 KO) is one of the brightest prospects in the sport, highly-touted and considered by many to be a possible Next Big Thing out of the great boxing island that is Puerto Rico -- some have even gone so far as to say he could be the next Cotto or Trinidad in terms of star power.
But he's got a career-toughest task tonight in Abregu (33-1, 27 KO), an in-prime, solid, and strong fighter from Argentina whose only loss came over 12 rounds to Timothy Bradley in July 2010.
The second bout of the night will pit Mauricio Herrera (18-2, 7 KO) and Karim Mayfield (16-0-1, 10 KO) in a junior welterweight fight, which will establish one of the fringe contenders as a possible real contender. It's an interesting matchup and could be a fun fight to watch, or it could get kind of dull -- it all depends on who takes the early lead, I think.
The night's opener is an IBF lightweight title fight between the technically sound Miguel Vazquez (31-3, 13 KO) and challenger Marvin Quintero (25-3, 21 KO). Quintero is a little chinny, but he can punch and usually makes for exciting fights. Vazquez isn't boring, really; calling him "methodical" would make it sound like he is, but he's a very talented, very smart fighter who doesn't make many mistakes and basically dares people to be better than him. His only losses have come to Canelo Alvarez twice (Vazquez's pro debut and a 2008 rematch) and Timothy Bradley, and all of those bouts were fought north of 135 pounds.
The show will also air live on BoxNation in the UK, with a stream for subscribers available at Livesport.TV.