Dulorme cites short preparation time, spurns Provodnikov offer
Wisely focused on continuing to work on his plan to become a world champion, the skilled contender Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14KO’s) turned down an offer to take on former world champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17KO’s) on November 7 in New York.
“I am very happy with the support and love that the fanatic fans have given me, even when I wasn’t victorious over Terrence Crawford. Out of respect for those fans, my family, my team and of course, myself, decided not to take this offer to fight against Provodnikov,” said Dulorme who is ranked # 11 by the WBA at 140-pound.
“We act intelligently and in an accurate manner so not rushed into combat without the time to step into the ring in top condition. We have a goal of winning the world championship and you have to work for it. I respect Provodnikov and I like that fight, so maybe later we can sit down and negotiate.”
Meanwhile, the President and CEO of ADM (Dulorme’s representatives) Richy Miranda-Cortese said, “We will ensure the proper development of Dulorme, short and long term. We believe that at this time, the offer was extremely short in order to achieve 100 percent conditioning against a quality boxer like Provodnikov.
“Dulorme is ready to return to the ring before the end of the year as 2016 presents great challenges for him.”
Dulorme will be a spectator on 7 November at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and remains focused on evaluating important aspects of his future. This of course is to get a new opportunity for the world crown.