Sergey Kovalev and Cedric Agnew hit the scales, and junior welterweights Karim Mayfield and Thomas Dulorme hit each other at the weigh-in for Saturday’s fight card in Atlantic City.
Thomas Dulorme, who faces unbeaten 140-pound contender Karim Mayfield on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J., says his 2012 loss to Luis Carlos Abregu made him a stronger fighter. Dulorme has trained with Robert Garcia for his return to HBO.
Karim Mayfield is 33 years old and has to fight for a world title. But he’s hoping that a win over Thomas Dulorme on HBO on Saturday leads to a big opportunity.
Thomas Dulorme looks to reestablish himself as a prospect by beating 140-pound contender Karim Mayfield on the March 29 undercard of Sergey Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title defense against Cedric Agnew at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Karim Mayfield and Danny Garcia have a common opponent in Mauricio Herrera. That gives Mayfield great confidence if he ever got a crack at Danny Garcia.
Karim Mayfield and Thomas Dulorme will meet in an intriguing junior welterweight battle on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. The winner should be in line for a meaningful fight at junior welterweight.
2012 Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter was in attendance at last Saturday’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez, and had a lot to say about the art of boxing, Matthysse’s lack of “oomph,” and Andre Ward’s next assignment.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios would love to face Mike Alvarado, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse, among others, and laments the rift between his promoter Top Rank and rival Golden Boy.
Oscar De La Hoya on the BB&T series: “For the first event, we wanted to bring a world class fight, and that is exactly what you have in Johan Perez vs. Steve Forbes.”