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Thomas Dulorme deserves more respect in the sport of boxing

Thomas Dulorme is a fighter who has been criminally neglected in terms of his resume and respect in terms of the junior welterweight and welterweights as his two noticeable knockout losses to Luis Carlos Abregu and Terence Crawford have stained his career. The fact that he doubled as an Uber driver further propelled some people’s notion that he is not an elite fighter.

That being said his last two bouts have been hard nights for his foes as he nearly beat a top 5 welterweight in Yordenis Ugas as well as fighting to a draw with Jessie Vargas.

This isn’t much more than that opening argument, Dulorme is good, but boxing is run by the loudest voices in the room, as most parrot, their favorite writers’ opinions and Dulorme has been a fighter that a lot of pundits have mocked. This despite HBO trying to back him early in his career and upset wins over Karim Mayfield as well as Hank Lundy, two fighters no one in their divisions are eager to face.

Delorme is a power-puncher with good use of distance as well as a rough fighter, who has been docked a few points for antics that made the bout very physical.

After Saturday night, Dulorme, a world-class fighter, who is trying to become a world champion, hopefully, earned his respect after giving former world champion Jessie Vargas all he could handle in a 12-round draw, that headlined start-up streaming boxing service Dazn, Saturday night in Chicago.

For Vargas, this year has been strange as he has fought twice, both of his fight being a draw, one to Dulorme, the other being Adrien Broner.

Nonetheless, the criminally underrated Delorme, a fighter who appears to stay in the gym, work hard and stay ready, which is nothing short of admirable. A fighter who poses a series of skills, as well as attributes such as length and power that should garner him respect by the boxing collective, hopefully now, gets respect after his last two outings.

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