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Dulorme-Hernandez on Aug. 31
Unbeaten Puerto Rican welterweight Thomas Dulorme will be after his third straight stoppage victory against Ivan Hernandez on Aug. 31.
Puerto Rican welterweight Thomas Dulorme will pursue his third straight knockout against Colombia's Ivan Hernandez on Aug. 31 at Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Universal Promotions announced on Thursday.
Being billed "Night of Champions," the event matches Dulorme, a 22-year-old who is putting his mark of 15-0 with 12 knockouts on the line, against Hernandez (29-3, 23 KOs), a 31-year-old winner of five straight fights, four of them by stoppage, including the last two straight.
"I've always wanted to fight in my hometown of Carolina, and it's an honor to be able to accomplish that dream," said Dulorme, whose career includes a win over ex-beltholder DeMarcus Corley.
"On that day, expect a great show. I will be doing what I do best, what I love, what runs through my veins, and I know the other boxers will do the same."
In the co-feature, Puerto Rican junior lightweight Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (9-0, 6 KOs) meets countryman José Valderrama (4-1, 2 KO). Pedraza's amateur career is considered one of the greatest in Puerto Rican history, having gone 160--16.
Dulorme and Pedraza are part of "Team Puerto Rico," a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions.
Also on the card is a junior welterweight bout featuring Fernando Torres (17-3, 10 KOs) and Samuel "Sammito" Santana (5-6-2).
"We feel very proud about holding this great event in Carolina, and that we will have the opportunity to see these new and developing prospects in action," said Javier Bustillo, president of Universal Promotions. "On August 31, we will see 12, very exciting fights."
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