Undefeated Puerto Rican prospect Thomas Dulorme announced on Thaboxingvoice.com’s radio show yesterday that he has a date to fight on HBO. Dulorme has a fight against Ivan Hernandez on August 31st and if he wins Dulorme will earn himself a televised showcase on HBO, he could even possibly be the headliner on the card.
Dulorme told Thaboxingvoice.com through a translator — his publicists Ricardo Rodriguez – that the card will take place on either October 20th or October 27th. Rodriguez did say he thinks the October 27th date is probably the more likely of the two. No specific opponent or venue has been determined quite yet, but it probably won’t be until after Dulorme’s August 31st bout.
“This August 31st fight is very important because actually after this there will probably be a big opportunity for him on HBO, so this is a gateway for a fight on HBO. This is a very important fight [on August 31st] because it gives him the opportunity to be showcased on a big network again,” Dulorme said through his translator.
Dulorme fought on Showtime’s series ShoBox back in February of this year, since then Dulorme fought on a “Broadway Boxing” card. This HBO fight will be his first time back on a major network and it is an even bigger showcase this time around being that the fight will be on HBO as opposed to Showtime’s smaller series ShoBox.
“It’s very important because it’s going to be a possible headliner on [HBO],” Dulorme said through Rodriguez.
Dulorme is promoted by Gary Shaw and Lou Dibella, who were both part of a proposed series on HBO that would mirror a ShoBox type format, giving up-and-comers the opportunity to be seen on a bigger stage. That series has since fell through; however, HBO is giving Dibella a few dates to fulfill some of the prospect shows. This card with Dulorme is probably one of those shows. The first of these HBO cards will take place September 29th and will be headlined by Edwin Rodriguez and Jason Escalera. That card will be a tripleheader and will also feature bouts between Zsolt Erdei and Isaac Chilemba as well as Luis Orlando Del Valle and Vic Darchinyan.