In a good, back-and-forth battle, Thomas Dulorme kept his career going forward with a 10-round decision win over previously-unbeaten Terrel Williams on tonight’s FS1 card.
Dulorme (25-3-1, 16 KO) won the 10-round fight on scores of 96-93, 98-91, and 98-91. Bad Left Hook had the fight 96-93 for Dulorme, with him pulling away in the second half of the fight, particularly in the final four rounds.
Puerto Rico’s Dulorme, now 29, was once a hot prospect, before being stopped by Carlos Abregu back in 2012. Since then he’s also had losses to Terence Crawford (2015) and Yordenis Ugas (2017), and last time out was arguably jobbed in a draw against Jessie Vargas in Oct. 2018.
But Dulorme has settled in as a good, solid fighter at 147 pounds, if not a top-tier guy. Williams (18-1, 13 KO) is a 35-year-old who was hoping to have sort of a late surge into being a serious contender, but it hasn’t quite happened, and this setback pretty well gives us his ceiling.
Williams out-landed Dulorme for much of the fight, though in the end Dulorme had the higher connect totals, and landed most of the better shots in the bout, pressuring Williams and forcing hm to trade more than he might have liked. Dulorme was cut on a clash of heads in the eighth round, and dropped Williams with about a minute remaining in the 10th and final round, which sealed things even if two of the judges had had it a bit closer.