DULORME-FIGUEROA ADDED TO JERSEY CARD
Press Release: Puerto Rico's Thomas Dulorme (18-1, 13 KOs) will face New Yorker Francisco "El Gato" Figueroa (20-5-1, 13 KOs) on August 17th at the Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Figueroa has only been KO'd by former world champion, Randall Bailey in 2009. This boxing event will be headlined by two title fights: IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale will be facing Darren Barker and IBF super bantamweight champion Jhonatan Romero defends against Kiko Martínez.
Since losing his unbeaten record against welterweight Luis Abregu in October 2012, Dulorme and his team decided to go down to junior welterweight where he has shown great strength.
"I'm very grateful to my promoters, Gary Shaw, Javier Bustillo and Lou DiBella for giving me this opportunity. Figueroa is a fighter that always trains hard and comes to fight, and I must be well prepared to deal with him" said the 23 years old Dulorme, "I feel very strong and faster at the junior welterweight division and I will prove it on August 17th on HBO Latino."
"The addition of Dulorme vs. Figueroa brings me great pleasure because the card is already stacked with two fantastic main event attractions and this fight is going to be explosive," said Gary Shaw. "The Revel is kicking off their boxing debut with a bang and the fans will be in for a great night of boxing."
"The fans will be surprised with Dulorme's speed and power. He will be a world champion soon" Javier Bustillo said.
"Dulorme is on a mission to get back into title contention and I'm very excited about his future." Lou DibBella stated. "I know Thomas will be more explosive at Jr. Welterweight. Figueroa will be a stiff test, one I believe Dulorme will shine in."
On February 21, Dulorme defeated an overweight Eddie Brooks by first-round knockout and in his last outing he defeated veteran Ben Ankrah in April via unanimous decision.
Dulorme is a member of "Team Puerto Rico Boxing", a prominent boxing promotional group featuring Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions.