Terence Crawford, the BWAA 2014 Fighter of the Year, showed off his chops on Saturday night, in Texas, on HBO. He tangled with Thomas Dulorme, the Puerto Rican hitter, and started off measured, then picked up steam. In round six, down came the hammer…Dulorme went down three times, and the ref said no mas. The time of the ending was 1:51, and with that Crawford wins a title at 140.
Dulorme came in a 22-1 with 14 Kos, while the Nebraskan Crawford was 25-0 with 17 Kos in the Arlington, Texas tangle.
Yep, he moved up in weight with zero problems. He said he wanted to bait Dulorme, make him think he had nothing. Then his corner told him to step it up, and he did, he told Max Kellerman. Next? He will leave it up to his wiseman. He seemed open to the winner of the Provodnikov-Matthysse fight.
In the first, Dulorme came out cracking with a right. Crawford looked to have the speedier jab, and the first round looked even. In the second, Crawford was patient, dissecting his foe with his eyes and mind. In the third, we saw the straight right lead working for Bud. In the fourth, Bud sparked it up. He looked to press, land the right, punch through the target. In the fifth, Bud didn’t pull away. “He’s tiring himself out,” said Brian McIntyre, trainer, to Bud after the round. In the sixth, down went Dulorme. He was up at 2:20. And down again, off flurries, and being caught in a corner. He tried to stay afloat but down he went again, and the ref halted the clash.
The first knock was was off a sharp right, then left hook. The second one came off a right cross. The third was off fatigue and residual fuzz.
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