Unbeaten Terence Crawford will fight Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBA junior welterweight title in Saturday’s main event at College Park Center on the UT Arlington campus.
The fight will be televised on HBO’s Boxing After Dark series.
Crawford, 27, won the WBO lightweight title in March of 2014 in Scotland with a unanimous decision over Ricky Burns. He has defended his title twice since, a knockout of Yuriorkis Gamboa and a decision over Raymundo Beltran.
Dulorme, 25, is 22-1 with 14 KOs. He was 140-2 as an amateur and had 10 consecutive knockouts early in his pro career.
In December, Dulorme won the WBO/NABO light welterweight title and retained his NABF light welterweight title with a split decision over Hank Lundy.
His only loss was in 2012 against Luis Carlos Abregu (33-1 28 KOs) for the vacant WBC International Welterweight title. He lost in a TKO in the seventh round.
Saturday’s first fight is at 6 p.m. with the main event at about 9 p.m.
Saturday’s fight card
WBO Junior Welterweight Title (12 rounds): Thomas Dulorme, Carolina, Puerto Rico (22-1, 14 KOs) vs. Terence Crawford, Omaha, Neb., (25-0, 17 KOs)
Super Featherweight (10 rounds): Luis Solis, Progreso, Mexico (14-6-4) vs. Diego Magdaleno, Las Vegas (27-1, 11 KOs).
Welterweight (8 rounds): Benjamin Whitaker, San Antonio (8-1, 2 KOs) vs. Skender Halili, Fort Worth (8-0, 8 KOs).
Light Heavyweight (8 rounds): Michael Gbenga, Baltimore (16-18, 16 KOs) vs. Medzhid Bektemirov, Houston (15-0, 12 KOs).
Lightweight (8 rounds): Rolando Chinea, Lancaster, Pa., (10-0-1, 6 KOs) vs. Ismail Muwendo, Minneapolis (16-0, 12 KOs).
Super Bantamweight (6 rounds): Alejandro Moreno, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (24-33-3, 11 KOs) vs. Johnny Determan, Red Oak (9-0-1, 8 KOs)
Super Middleweight (6 rounds): Martinez Porter, Fort Worth (3-3-4, 1 KO) vs. Anthony Barnes, Huntington Wood, Mich. (7-0, 6 KOs)
Super Middleweight (6 rounds): Eddie Tigs, Schertz (1-5-2, 0 KOs) vs. Mike Tufariello, Dallas (4-2-1, 4 KOs)
Note: Card subject to change.
Vacant WBO World Junior Welterweight title
Terence “Bud” Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) vs. Thomas “Thunder” Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs)
Saturday, UT Arlington’s College Park Center
TV: 9 p.m. as part of a doubleheader on HBO Boxing After Dark
Tickets: $25 to $200. College Park Center box office, online at www.utatickets.com and www.utacollegepark.com, or by phone at 817-272-9595.