When hard-hitting veteran Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) was matched up against the young Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico last fall, it was supposed to be a coming out party for the up and coming prospect, not a come back party for the Argentine.
Prior to their October encounter, Dulorme insisted that he would “dictate the pace, take everything away from [Abregu], and get to the next level.” Instead, he got knocked down twice by stiff overhand rights from the veteran, en route to his corner throwing in the towel in the 7th round.
On April 27th, Abregu will be facing Canadian welterweight Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8 KOs) in what will be his second performance on HBO. A win for the big puncher will likely keep him in the limelight and in the running for another potential match-up on the premium network.
During an interview conducted by ThaBoxingVoice.com at the Boxing Writers Association Awards ceremony last week, Bob Arum showed interest in matching him with another come-forward action fighter in Ruslan Provodnikov. On paper, that is a must-see event for any boxing fan that enjoys watching brawls of the Rios-Alvarado variety.
Abregu’s biggest fight up to this point was a one-sided loss to Timothy Bradley in the summer of 2010. Though he is lacking any notable wins, he boasts an 80% percent knockout ratio and has a puncher’s chance against anyone in the division.
His aggressive, fan friendly, style will all but guarantee a return to HBO if he clocks an impressive win later this month in Argentina. ThaBoxingVoice team will be on the ground in Buenos Aires so be sure to tune in for the latest live updates.