Former IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter of America will be taking on Thomas Dulorme of French Guyana this Saturday, August 26th at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 10-round bout is on the undercard of the Mayweather vs McGregor tilt and can be seen on Fox in North America and Sky Box Office in the UK. Porter last fought in April when he stopped Andre Berto in the ninth round while Dulorme’s last fight was a sixth-round TKO over Brian Jones in January.
Porter vs Dulorme Betting Odds
- Thomas Dulorme +475
- Shawn Porter -650
The 29-year-old Porter of Akron, Ohio is a former IBF Welterweight Champion, but lost his title via a close majority decision to Kell Brook of England in August of 2014. He has a fine record of 27-2-1 with 17 Kos. Porter is more of a blue-collar boxer who has a lot of energy to burn, but isn’t known as a big knockout puncher even though he’s scored his fair share of stoppages. His current knockout ratio stands at 57 per cent. Porter is 5-feet-7-inches tall with a 69.5-inch wingspan.
Porter turned pro in 2008 and has 183 rounds under his belt since then. His draw was a 10-round affair against Julio Diaz in 2012. Porter’s best victories have been against Berto, Adrien Broner, Diaz in a rematch, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander, Phil Lo Greco and Alfonso Gomez. Porter seems to have a pretty good chin, but Broner did manage to drop him in the 12th and final round in June of 2015. His key to beating Dulorme will be to throw a high volume of punches every round and make him back up.
The 27-year-old Dulorme lives and fights out of Puerto Rico and has a mark of 24-2 with 16 Kos. He’s a good boxer with decent power and a solid chin. Dulorme’s only pro losses came at the hands of the hard-hitting Luis Carlos Abregu when he was stopped in the second round in 2012 and to world champ Terence Crawford by sixth-round stoppage in 2015. His biggest wins have been against Hank Lundy, Karim Mayfield and DeMarcus Corley.
Dulorme stands 5-feet-10-inches tall and has a reach of 70 inches which gives him a three-inch edge in height and a negligible half-inch reach advantage. Dulorme has fought 126 rounds since turning pro in 2008. His best chance here is to get off to a quick start and try to pile up as many points as he can in the early rounds. But he’s going to have to stay on top of Porter all night long if he hopes to pull off an upset.
Porter should do what he does best which is to try to dictate the pace with his aggressive style and try to outwork and outpunch Dulorme. He’ll need to keep the pressure on, make sure he gets in and out and is wary of Dulorme’s counterpunching ability. This should be an entertaining fight and I’ll go with Porter in this one.
Porter’s too overwhelming and busy for Dulorme.
Play: Porter -650 @ BetOnline.ag
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