Boxing Preview: Last Look at Tonight’s Barclay’s Center Card

David Lemieux-editGolden Boy Promotions has boxing at the Barclay’s Center tonite in Brooklyn, and the card features a main event in the Middleweight division pitting Canada’s hard hitting David Lemieux (32-2 record, 30 KOs) and cagey veteran Gabriel Rosado (21-8). Lemieux sits as the favorite at (-210) with the comeback on Rosado sitting at (+180). The over/under for the 12 round bouts is at 9 1/2, with the over paying (-300) and the under at (+250). The last 24 hours have seen the books add a second fight from this card. Light Welterweight Henry Lundy is a slight underdog (+126) when he faces off against Thomas Dulorme, who returns at (-150). There is no over/under posted for this scheduled 10 round bout. Dulorme is from Puerto Rico, and he is currently (21-1, 14 stoppages) at just 24 years old. His lone setback came in October of 2012 when he was fighting as a full welterweight he was stopped by the very experienced Luis Carlos Abregu, but he has come back to win five fights in a row. He has fought a lot of his fights in Puerto Rico, and then he has been hitting the Puerto Rican rich northeast market and California, so it is clear that his handlers are grooming him for success. In his last outing, Dulorme beat the then-undefeated Karim Mayfield to capture an NABF Light Welterweight title, a weight class he has settled in nicely to. Though Abregu stopped him, his corner threw in the towel, as Dulorme refused to go down. Lundy, 30 years old, is a solid veteran with a (25-3-1, 12 stoppages) overall record. Lundy’s first loss came at Lightweight, so he is coming up a weight class for this fight. In that loss, he was stopped by John Molina in the 11th round in a fight that Lundy was ahead on the scorecards. He went the distance in losses to Viktor Postol and Raymundo Beltran, but has since adjusted to the Light Welterweight class with three wins in a row. Lundy was scheduled to meet Lucas Martin Matthysse in a high profile match at the beginning of 2013, but the match fell through and he has been doing the hard work. His win over Ajose Olusegun (31-1 at the time) aired on ESPN2 and his bout with Angelo Santana in February of this year was shown on SHOWTIME, so he has gotten some exposure and now needs a win to keep momentum building. Physically, Dulorme will have height and reach advantages over Lundy. Dulorme is defending his NABF belt, and the vacant WBO North American belt is on the line as well, making the fight meaningful for both men. The Light Welterweight class is going to have a great deal of high profile possibilities for matches in 2015, as the talent there is deep. The expected return of Manny Pacquiao to the weight class is expected to create even more chances, and both men are looking to position themselves coming off a win. Dulorme is more the young gun, while Lundy is more the veteran type who has paid his dues. The James De La Rosa (23-2) versus undefeated Hugo Centeno Jr (21-0) will also air on HBO and could see a line pop up at the last minute. Centeno is a nice story as he compiled a terrific amateur resume while basically training himself and he continues to build an impressive resume. Look for Centeno Jr to be the favorite if the fight pops up at the books.

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