Thomas Dulorme beats Hank Lundy by split decision
BROOKLYN — Junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme scored a first-round knockdown en route to a hard-fought 10-round split decision over Hank Lundy on the undercard of the David Lemieux-Gabriel Rosado fight on Saturday at Barclays Center. Dulorme won by scores of 97-92, 96-93, 93-96.
Dulorme (22-1, 14 knockouts), a former welterweight prospect now campaigning in the 140-pound division, where he’s close to contender status, controlled most of the fight by boxing tall and working a stiff jab that kept Lundy at bay and in range for hard right crosses (one of which produced the opening-round knockdown).
Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) had his best moments when he stopped trying to jab with his much taller opponent and took the fight to Dulorme. The 30-year-old Philadelphia native rocked Dulorme with hooks and inside combinations in Rounds 4, 6, 7 and 10. However, the 24-year-old Puerto Rican technician resumed control of the bout with his stick-and-move tactics in the rounds between Lundy’s aggressive bursts.
“It was a really tough fight but I stuck to my game plan and I did what I had to do to get the win,” Dulorme said. “I look forward to getting a title shot.”
Lundy thought the close fight, which was almost even in terms of CompuBox stats, could have gone his way but acknowledged that he didn’t fight the right strategy consistently through the bout.
“I overcame a knockdown and I had to make it an ugly fight,” Lundy said. “I thought I took the later rounds and did enough to win a decision. But in the early rounds I forgot to stick to the game plan. Had I stuck to my game plan in the early rounds I would have won the fight.”
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