Undefeated Puerto Rican boxer Thomas Dulorme improved his record to (13-0, 10 KO’s) with a dominating, nine-round unanimous decision last night against world title contender Charlie Jose Navarro (20-5, 15 KO’s), at Roberto Duran Arena in Panama. The judges scored the bout 89-81, 89-81 and 90-80, all in favor of Dulorme.
Dulorme was in control of the fight from start to finish. He showed his guts and courage against an opponent who did not yield to the attack. Dulorme won the fight by relying on his speed and combinations versus the Venezuelan.
“I feel really well and thrilled with the achievement,” Duloreme said. “Navarro is a great fighter and I feel like I beat the world champion because I saw his fight with Senchenko (reigning WBA champion) and that was close. This experience will help me improve a lot and achieve my goals in boxing,” said Dulorme, who is promoted by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment.
Thomas set the pace from the opening bell, using his jab and keeping a distance, which proved to be of great help as he landed various flurries of combinations in the first two rounds. In the third, Dulorme’s offensive began to flow as he attacked Navarro’s body, displaying his superior boxing skills from a distance.
From the fourth round on, Dulorme completely dominated Navarro, who had serious problems working against the speed of the Puerto Rican. Thomas demonstrated knowledge beyond his actual experience in professional boxing. His jab and speed were factors in their comprehensive victory.
With his victory against Navarro, Dulorme kept his unbeaten record intact, successfully defending his NABA welterweight title.
On the other hand, hard-hitting Puerto Rican Kenny Galarza (15-2, 14 KO’s) fell to Johan Perez, by fourth-round TKO (2:48), for the WBA Fedelatin Welterweight Championship. Perez came out determined to make Galarza feel his power.