3 More Rounds

Crawford chops Dulorme down

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) remained unbeaten while picking up a 140-pound belt after scoring a TKO win over Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14 KOs) in Arlington, Texas.

Dulorme started out fast, as he was the busier of the two fighters, scoring with his left jab and simply being busier. Meanwhile, Crawford appeared to be biding his time as he tried to figure his opponent out. After seemingly losing the first two rounds, Crawford began to step on the gas, as he started landing combinations while making Dulorme miss more frequently.

In the sixth round, a left hook, followed by a straight right hand from Crawford, had Dulorme hurt, and moments later he was down on the canvas.  Dulorme made it to his feet but Crawford followed that up with a barrage of punches that put Dulorme down again.

Though Dulorme again made it up, Crawford, who knows how to finish, went for the kill and another series of punches put Dulorme down for the third time in the round, prompting the referee to wave it off.

With Crawford now a full-fledged junior welterweight, he commented after the fight that he “felt stronger” at 140.

“I feel like I can do whatever, as long as I put my mind and heart into it,” said Crawford.

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