|HBO Boxing After Dark: Thomas Dulorme v Luis Carlos Abregu, Mayfield v Herrera, Vazquez v Quintero
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Oct 4, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Totowa, New Jersey (October 4, 2012) - Gary Shaw Productions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Universal Promotions, Prize Fight, Joe Deguardia's Star Boxing, and Zanfer Promotions showcase an exciting triple-header boxing event on October 27, 2012, set to take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The three bouts will be televised live on HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
"The Oneida Indian Nation
is pleased to have HBO Boxing After Dark return to Turning Stone Resort
Casino." said Oneida Nation Spokesperson Dan Smith.
"Our first-ever HBO boxing event in September drew rave reviews, and we
expect this month's card to highlight Turning Stone even further as a
top venue in Central New York and across the country for elite-level
sports and entertainment."
The 10-round main-event features WBC No. 1, WBA No. 3 and WBO No. 13 ranked undefeated Puerto Rican sensation, Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12 KOs), who will have his stiffest test to date, when he takes on the WBC No.11 ranked hard-hitting Argentine, Luis Carlos Abregu (33-1, 27KO's).
Dulorme, has had a stellar start to his career with wins over the heavy-handed Venezuelan, Charlie Navarro (22-5, 17 KOs), and his most recognized victory comes against former world champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley (39-19-1, 23 KOs).
"I am very grateful to Gary
Shaw for giving me the opportunity to be fighting on HBO for the first
time," Dulorme said, a fighter represented promotionally by Gary Shaw
Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment. "This is
what every fighter dreams and I am extremely excited to showcase my
skills on an international platform."
"Abregu is a good fighter
and I know this is a tough fight, so I am preparing thoroughly to be in
the best possible shape for fight night. My trainer Bonilla and I have
been working hard in the gym and we want to dedicate this victory to the
people of Puerto Rico. I will fight hard to not disappoint my fellow
Puerto Ricans and the entire Latin community."
"Thomas Dulorme is one the
most exciting and promising young fighters in all of boxing and on
October 27th he will prove it against Abregu live on HBO." said Lou DiBella.
"We're happy and excited for this opportunity." said Universal promoter Javier Bustillo who promotes Dulorme with Shaw and DiBella. "Dulorme will show the
world what he is made of and we are confident that Dulorme will beat
Abreu and become a world champ soon."
Abregu, is no stranger to the big stage as he lost a hard fought unanimous decision to current WBO Welterweight champion, Timothy Bradley Jr. (29-0, 12 KOs), who in his last fight defeated Manny Pacquiao.
The Abregu vs. Bradley fight was televised live on HBO. Since the
loss, Abregu is on a four-fight winning streak, all of which he won by
"Dulorme has never been in
the ring with a hard puncher like me," said Abregu. "I will break him
down with power shots, something he's never experience before. A win
against Dulorme will put me back on track to fight for a world title.
Nothing is going to stop me from coming out victorious."
The co-feature will showcase San Francisco's undefeated WBO/NABO Jr. Welterweight champion, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (16-0-1, 10 KOs), as he will defend his NABO title vs. Southern California's, Mauricio Herrera (18-2, 7 KOs), in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds. Both fighters look to take advantage of their HBO debuts.
Earlier this year in the
month of May, Mayfield ranked No. 6 in both the WBO and WBA, scored a
devastating knockout against former undefeated prospect, Raymond Serrano (18-1, 8 KOs). Looking to capitalize on his most impressive win,
Mayfield is ready to show the world why he belongs with the elite
fighters in his loaded division.
"My golden opportunity has
finally arrived and I'm not going to let it pass me bye." Mayfield said,
"I've waited a long time for this opportunity to fight on HBO and I
earned everything the hard way, by winning in the ring. Come fight
night, Herrera better be ready for a war, because I'm coming out guns
Eager to get back in the win column, Herrera ranked No. 8 in the IBF, is looking to rebound from a loss to undefeated contender Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs), is .
"Mayfield is a good
fighter, but I believe I have better boxing skills then he does," stated
Herrera. "I've faced the better competition and my experience will
guide me to victory. I'll be ready for anything Mayfield brings to the
Opening the HBO telecast will be a 12-round IBF LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD title bout between champion, Miguel Vazquez (31-3, 13 KOs) and No. 1 contender, Marvin Quintero (25-3, 21 KOs). Both fighters hail from Mexico and look to bring an exciting bout to an already action packed card.
Vasquez is riding a 10-fight winning streak and has only tasted defeat against undefeated world champions, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 31 KOs) and Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs),
both of which were above the lightweight division where he is the
current IBF Champion. Feeling unbeatable at lightweight, Vasquez is
determined to come out victorious when he steps in the ring with
"I believe I'm the best
lightweight champion in the world," said Vasquez, "My only losses have
come against the best fighters in the world in higher weight classes.
I'm unstoppable at lightweight and Quintero will realize who the real
champion is when we face each other on October 27th."
Quintero is undefeated in
his last five bouts, winning all of them by knockout. Being that this
is his first world title opportunity, he wants to prove he's an elite
fighter and a win against Vasquez will do that.
"As a fighter you always
dream of becoming a world champion and my time has come to show the
world that I'm for real," says Quintero. "Vasquez is a great champion,
but come fight night, I'm going to take his title and end his reign as
Quintero is trained by Romulo Quirarte, who also trains Antonio Demarco, the current WBC Lightweight Champion.
"I want to thank HBO, the
Turning Stone Resort Casino, and all the promoters who've united to make
this event a reality," stated lead promoter Gary Shaw.
"The card is stacked from top to bottom as the undercard will showcase
some of the best young prospects in boxing. We will announce those
fights soon. Everyone should tune into HBO on October 27th, because
this is going to be an explosive night of boxing."
Tickets for the October 27, HBO Boxing After Dark event range from $25 to $75 and are on sale at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Box Office. Call (315) 361-7469 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com. Doors open up at 6:30 p.m. and the undercard begins at 7:30 p.m EST with the HBO live national broadcast starting at 10:15 p.m. EST.
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