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Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme battle to majority draw

Both welterweights had back and forth action over the distance.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Jessie Vargas scored his second straight draw tonight on DAZN, going to war with a game Thomas Dulorme over 12 rounds of welterweight action. It was a close fight throughout, and in the end the three official judges turned in scores of 115-111 Vargas, and two scores of 113-113. I scored the fight 115-111 in favor of Dulorme for BLH.

Dulorme started the fight fast, landing a big right hand to open the fight and used a consistent jab to the body and consistent power punching to force most of the action. By the mid-rounds Vargas started to find his range and get into his rhythm but Dulorme didn’t back down.

In the 10th round Vargas scored a flash knock down with a perfectly timed straight right hand during an exchange, and then in the final round Dulorme scored a flash knockdown right before the final bell with a right hand of his own.

Once the official decision was read both fighters were disappointed. Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs) said he thought he won but that he respected Dulorme who came in better than he expected. Vargas said he thought this fight was closer than his last draw with Adrien Broner, so he was okay with the decision if that’s what the judges saw. Dulorme (24-3-1, 16 KOs) was a little more upset, leaving the ring before he could do a post-fight interview.

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