On the Undercard, Even Matchups Promise Action

Thomas Dulorme (Right) - Photo: Ed Mulholland

Thomas Dulorme (Right) - Photo: Ed Mulholland

By Eric Raskin

Lemieux-Rosado is supported by two televised undercard fights that promise to be similarly competitive. In another middleweight fight, unbeaten 23-year-old Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr., a product of the boxing hotbed of Oxnard, California, faces James “The King” De La Rosa, a 27-year-old Texas-based fighter fresh off a September win over Alfredo Angulo. The King vs. The Boss might sound like a debate between rock music fans, but at the Barclays Center on Saturday night, they’ll be trying to shake and rattle each other and roll to contender status.

James De La Rosa - Photo: Frank Della Femina

James De La Rosa - Photo: Frank Della Femina

The Lemieux-Rosado main event will be mirrored in the junior welterweight division when comebacking prospect Thomas Dulorme meets Philly veteran Hank Lundy. The 24-year-old Puerto Rican Dulorme has won five straight since his TKO loss to Luis Carlos Abregu, while Lundy is riding a three-fight win streak of his own in which he’s hardly lost a round. This feels like a flip-a-coin type affair—fitting nicely onto a card for which random chance is as good a method as any for predicting all the winners.

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