With his tremendous punching power, Thomas Dulorme has exploded onto the professional scene, so much so that the major cable networks have already started to pay attention. Highlights of his bout on April 16, 2011, were shown on HBO.
However, in August 2008, Dulorme turned pro in less than spectacular fashion. Weighing in at the lightweight limit, Dulorme struggled to earn a four-round majority decision over David Rodriguez, in Hollywood, FL. He took off for nearly seven months then resumed his career in Puerto Rico, where he racked up eight exciting knockout victories in either the first or second round.
Signed by the promoters that comprise of Team Puerto Rico Boxing in Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment, Dulorme returned to the United States to face Guillermo Valdes in a step up in competition, on the undercard of a DiBella Entertainment-promoted card at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. With his fast hands and power on display and showing equal ability to fight in close or on the outside, Dulorme hurt Valdes several times with overhand rights which were followed up by combinations before the referee stepped in to end matters at the 2:30 mark of round two.
On the Andre Berto-Victor Ortiz undercard, on April 16, 2010, at Foxwoods, Dulorme scored a highlight reel knockout over veteran trial horse Harrison Cuello in two rounds. As Cuello was setting up a straight left, Dulorme landed his own counter left that had his foe out before he hit the canvas, ending the contest at 1:27 of the frame.
“Thomas Dulorme is one of the most devastating young punchers. He is the entire package. Within a year he will be challenging for a world title,” predicted promoter Lou DiBella upon signing the Puerto Rican prospect.
Fighting on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, Dulorme stepped up to the 10-round limit for the first time against southpaw veteran and former WBO junior welterweight titlist, DeMarcus Corley, at Roseland Ballroom, on June 10. The bout was co-featured on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” program. Dropping Corley once in round three, Dulorme thorougly dominated his foe on his way to winning a unanimous decision with a score of 99-90 three times. With the victory, Dulorme picked up the vacant NABA USA welterweight title.
Dulorme defended his new belt on October 22, at Arena Roberto Duran, in Panama City, in a rare bout scheduled for nine rounds. Once again, Dulorme, having learned to pace himself, outclassed his opponent, Charlie Jose Navarro, to earn the unanimous decision with talies of 90-80, and 89-81 twice.
Starting off 2012, Dulorme fought Aris Ambriz, on February 17, at hthe Chumash Casino, in Santa Ynez, CA, in a bout televised by SHOWTIME. A series of left hooks early in round one dropped Ambriz and a follow-up barrage put him down for good at the 2:12 mark. With the victory, Dulorme picked up the vacant NABF title.
Fighting at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, on DiBella Entertainment’s “Broadway Boxing” series, Dulorme took on the tough Alberto Herrera. Displaying his superb boxing ability, speed and power, Dulorme dominated his adversary every round, but Herrera refused to wilt. After seven rounds, referee Harvey Dock halted the bout when he felt that Herrera had suffered enough punishment.
On August 31, Dulorme traveled back to Puerto Rico to face Yoryi Estrella, at Coliseo Guillermo Angulo. After 10 rounds, Dulorme was awarded a unanimous decision, with a score of 100-90 across the board.
Headlining a card at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, NY, Dulorme faced off against hard-hitting Argentinean Luis Carlos Abregu, in a bout televised by HBO. Dulorme started off well, outboxing Abregu from a distance. However, eventually Abregu managed to close the gap and land his powerful right hand which dropped Dulorme in round three. The boxing savvy Puerto Rican changed strategies in the next round, finding success switching to a southpaw stance. The persistent Abregu kept charging and again caught Dulorme with his right hand to floor him in round seven. Rescuing their fighter from further punishment, Dulorme’s corner stopped the contest, at 2:35 of the round.
Regrouped, Dulorme was back in the ring on February 21, 2013, as part of DBE's 'Broadway Boxing' series at Roseland Ballroom. Looking sharp, it took just one straight right hand to the chin for Dulorme to stop Eddie Brooks. The time of the stoppage was 1:35 of round one.