Super lightweight contender Thomas Dulorme remains upbeat despite his underdog tag as the Puerto Rican edges nearer to his defining night against Terence Crawford on Saturday.
The 25 year-old French Guianan-born fighter, who has lost just once in 23 bouts, attempts to end Crawford’s perfect 25 fight record at the University of Texas and fully expects to rise the challenge in his bid to claim the vacant WBO title.
“I know many people think that this will be an easy fight Crawford and if I win it will be a surprise, but I have to win this fight and for me it will be no surprise if I win the fight on Saturday,” said Dulorme.
“The odds that are not with me, but the people who gamble on me will be getting good money after my win on Saturday. I am not surprised by the odds because everyone thinks this is a very comfortable fight for Crawford. I will say this…those who bet with me as the winner of the fight are going to take home a nice chunk of money.
“My professional boxing career has been on a comfortable rise for some time and I am very happy that this is the next positive step once I get the win over Crawford on the 18th,” he added.
Dulorme’s solitary loss came in a bruising defeat to the hard-hitting Luis Abregu in 2012, but after carding six wins on the spin against fighter’s with winning records, the up and comer goes into his toughest test with bags of confidence of causing an upset.