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Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs) scored a 10-round split decision victory over Henry Lundy (25-3-1, 12 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The close fight was the first televised bout of a triple-header presented by Golden Boy Promotions and HBO Boxing.
Dulorme, 24, of Carolina, Puerto Rico, used his height and reach advantage to score an early lead with jabs and right hands on the shorter Lundy, but spent the final rounds in retreat.
Lundy, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, engaged in a jabbing match in the early rounds which caused him to get knocked down with a right hand to the temple in the first round.
Lundy struggled to deal with Dulorme’s reach and height and was caught several times pulling straight out after exchanges.
However, the momentum of the fight changed before the sixth round when Lundy’s trainer, Barry Hunter, urged Lundy to pick up the pace in order to win.
“If you want to be a chmp, you got to fight like it, goddamn it. If you’re ready to quit, tell me now,” said Hunter.
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) December 7, 2014
Lundy would spend the rest of the fight walking Dulorme down, abandoning the jab, and landing power shots in what were still competitive rounds.
The speech, as the scorecards suggest, came one round too late as Dulorme got the nod with scores of (96-93) and (97-92), while Lundy only got one score of (96-93).