LAS VEGAS – Thomas Dulorme didn’t dismiss Jaron Ennis’ apparent talents.
The veteran welterweight contender merely identified that the gifted Philadelphia fighter nonetheless has to ascertain himself towards confirmed opponents earlier than Dulorme will consider that Ennis is the way forward for their division. Dulorme considers himself to be the perfect opponent of Ennis’ profession and promised to check Ennis in a 10-round bout Showtime will televise Saturday evening from Mandalay Bay’s Michelob ULTRA Area.
“Everyone’s pushing him and he is a good fighter,” Dulorme instructed BoxingScene.com. “However they’re making him into one thing larger than he actually is, as a result of he has confronted completely no one within the division. I’m gonna push him and we’re gonna see if he can swim.”
The 31-year-old Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KOs) has misplaced back-to-back, 12-round unanimous choices to WBA world welterweight champion Jamal James (27-1, 12 KOs) and rising contender Eimantas Stanionis (13-0, 9 KOs, 1 NC). Dulorme examined Stanionis, although, which enabled the native Puerto Rican to have his struggle with Ennis rescheduled.
Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs, 1 NC) and Dulorme have been purported to struggle final December 19, however Dulorme examined constructive for COVID-19 whereas coaching. Ennis as a substitute settled for a no-contest with Chris van Heerden as a result of the South African southpaw sustained a nasty gash on his brow that prohibited van Heerden (28-2-1, 12 KOs, 1 NC) from persevering with late within the first spherical of a struggle Showtime televised from Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The 24-year-old Ennis returned to the ring April 10, when he dominated former IBF junior welterweight champ Sergey Lipinets.
Ennis dropped Lipinets twice – as soon as within the fourth spherical and once more within the sixth spherical. Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. instantly waved an finish to their scheduled 12-round bout as quickly as Ennis’ vicious left uppercut knocked Lipinets flat on his again within the sixth spherical.
Dulorme wasn’t overly impressed with Ennis’ annihilation of Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) as a result of Ennis loved such a substantial measurement benefit.
“The factor is that Lipinets is a 135-pounder or a 140-pound fighter,” Dulorme stated. “On struggle evening, Ennis was in all probability 170 kilos within the ring, preventing a man who was round 150. And Lipinets was touchdown some clear pictures on him, however he’s simply not large enough and it wasn’t doing something to [Ennis].”
Dulorme moved up from the junior welterweight division as effectively, however the 5-feet-10 Dulorme stands three inches taller than Lipinets and has fought inside the welterweight division for nearly 5 years.
“Ennis is an efficient fighter,” Dulorme stated. “You’ll be able to see he has plenty of expertise, and he confirmed it that evening towards a fighter [Lipinets] who belongs in one other division.”
Ennis-Dulorme is the co-feature of a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader that’ll start at 10 p.m. EDT.
Minneapolis’ James will defend his WBA world welterweight championship versus Russian contender Radzhab Butaev (13-0, 10 KOs, 1 NC) within the 12-round fundamental occasion. The printed will start with a 10-round light-weight bout during which the Dominican Republic’s Michel Rivera (21-0, 14 KOs) will battle Argentina’s Jose Matias Romero (24-1, 8 KOs).
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He could be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.
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