By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing
In a stunning upset, rugged Argentine Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 30 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten WBC #1 welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. Abregu took the fight to Dulorme, dropping him in round three and had him in all kinds of trouble, but Dulorme survived the round. Abregu dropped Dulorme again in the seventh and the bout was waved off! Time 2:35.
Unbeaten jr welterweight Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Mauricio Herrera (18-3, 7 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 98-92, 97-93.
IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (32-3, 13 KOs) did what he does best and that’s win on points. Vazquez deflected the aggression of challenger Marvin Quintero (25-4, 21 KOs) to compile a 116-112, 118-110 victory on two cards while Quintero prevailed on the third card 115-113.
Undefeated featherweight Joel Brunker (24-0, 14 KOs) ranked No. 3 by the WBO, who hails from New South Wales, Australia, made short work of Carlos Fulgencio (18-9-1) of Santo Domingo. Brunker landed a wicked body shot that dropped Fulgencio for the full count at 1:40 of the first round in a scheduled eight.
In a rough and tumble welterweight bout Javier Flores (8-0) of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico now fighting out of Hartford Connecticut edged Albert Herrera (8-8-1) of Riverside, California over eight rounds. Herrera was the constant aggressor and forced Flores into frantic exchanges that had the crowd on their feet. The majority decision went to Flores by 77-75, 77-75 and 76-76 scores.
Light heavyweight Ryan McKenzie of Nassau, Bahamas now of Canastota, NY (11-0, 10 KOs) lost his KO streak but not his unbeaten streak against Morgantown, West Virginia’s Eric Watkins (7-3, 4 KOs) in a 6-rounder. McKenzie who now has won three straight at Turning Stone was faster and landed the crisper punches in route to the 58-56, 59-55 and 59-55 scores.
Once beaten cruiserweight, Eric Fields of Ardmore, Oklahoma (21-1, 15 KOs) won a unanimous 6-round decision over Charleston, West Virginia’s Kevin Franklin (4-5, 1 KO). Scores were 59-55, 60-54 and 60-54.