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Dulorme edges Lundy by split decision

Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/GBP

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/GBP

On Saturday night’s opening fight for HBO Boxing After Dark, Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) earned a hard-fought split decision win over Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dulorme got off to a good start when he dropped Lundy with a quick right hand in the first round.  Using his footwork, he managed to stay on his toes, attempting to outbox Lundy. However, as the fight wore on, Lundy continued pressing the attack and used a consistent body attack to slow Dulorme down.

“It was harder than I thought. It was a very close fight and very tough fight,” said Dulorme after the fight. “He has a lot of experience and is a durable guy but I stuck to my game plan and did what I had to do to get the win. Now, I’m looking forward to a world title fight opportunity.”

Lundy closed the gap in the later rounds, though the first-round knockdown ultimately proved to be the deciding factor. Scores were 96-93 for Lundy, while the other two judges had it for Dulorme by scores of 96-93 and 97-92.

“I overcame a knockdown and made it an ugly fight because I knew I had to,” said Lundy. “I thought I took the later rounds but had I stuck to my game plan in the early rounds I know I could have gotten him out of there.”

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