by Ricardo Rodriguez – The hard-hitting Argentinean Luis Carlos Abregu (33-1, 27KO’s), is in the final stage of preparation for his fight back in the United States against the Boricua, Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12KO’s).
Presented by Gary Shaw Productions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, Thompson Boxing, Universal Promotions, Prize Fight, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, and Zanfer Promotions, Dulorme vs. Abregu will be the main event as part of a special triple-header on October 27, 2012 at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark ®, beginning at 10:15 pm ET / PT.
How was the preparation for your fight with Dulorme?
Abregu: Everything is going great. We’re working at 100% and we’ll ready for the fight, we will win and we are grateful for the opportunity HBO and Gary Shaw have provided. Our goal is to become world champion once and for all and have come prepared to win.
What do you know about Thomas Dulorme?
Abregu: He’s a kid who comes prepared all the time. He’s a rising prospect which I understand has not faced anyone like me who punches and is at my level. Dulorme has not shown anything to anyone and he will not withstand my pressure.
Have you seen any flaws in Thomas Dulorme that you will try to exploit?
Abregu: Yes, we saw some things through You Tube. He makes mistakes and we will expose them in the fight.
You’ve face greater competition in your career. Do you think he’s at the level of Timothy Bradley?
Abregu: He definitely has talent but, I do not think he’s at Bradley’s level yet. In the Bradley bout, my right hand was hurt and I could not fight my fight. It’s good now, I’m healthy and I’ll be ready for this great opportunity. I worked hard in the gym and I’m sure that he will not endure the pressure of my attack. I can’t wait for October 27th as I will have the revenge that I wanted on HBO, and let the world see my talent.
Did you ever stop training after your September 7th fight in Argentina?
Abregu: I never stopped training and I continued training for this fight.
Do you have a message for Dulorme?
Abregu: It’s my understanding HBO hired us is because we are excellent fighters and more importantly, we give the fans what they want to see, and that’s action. What I ask is that Dulorme not run in this fight. If he stands and fights me, we can give the world the spectacle it deserves.
Do you have a message for your fans?
Abregu: To all my fans I hope you will continue to support me and rest assure, I will give you the same warrior spirit and effort that I always do.
HBO Boxing After Dark: Dulorme vs. Abregu
The co-feature will rest with the undefeated fighter from San Francisco, WBO / NABO junior welterweight champion, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (16-0-1, 10 KOs), who will defend his title against Californian, Mauricio Herrera (18 -2, 7 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout.
Opening the HBO broadcast will be a 12-round brawl for the IBF lightweight world title between champion Miguel Vazquez (31-3, 13 KO’s) and No. 1 contender, Marvin Quintero (25-3, 21 KOs). Both fighters are Mexican and guarantee an exciting fight.
Tickets for the October 27 HBO Boxing After Dark fluctuate between $25 and $75 and are on sale at the Turning Stone Resort Casino box office. Tickets are also available online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling (315) 361-7469. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the card begins at 7:30 pm EST with the live HBO international broadcast starting at 10:15 pm ET / PT.