Eimantas Stanionis relied on perseverance as the rest to stay unbeaten on the Jaron Ennis-Sergey Lipinets card Saturday.
The Lithuanian acquired off to a sluggish begin towards an impressed Thomas Dulorme however saved the stress on the Puerto Rican to win a unanimous determination within the welterweight title eliminator in Uncasville, Conn.
The scores had been 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113. Boxing Junkie scored it 115-113 for Stanionis.
Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KOs) was at his finest within the battle, courtesy of latest coach Ismael Salas, whose technique was to have his protege stick and transfer. And he did it fantastically a lot of the battle, forcing Stanionis (13-0, 9 KOs) to chase him down.
The issue for Dulorme is that he started to tire by mid-fight, at which period Stanionis was choosing up steam. Stanionis started to chop off the ring and land punishing photographs, which compelled Dulorme to carry at occasions.
Dulorme stayed with the sport plan till the ultimate bell; he merely couldn’t do it as successfully down the stretch. That allowed Stanionis to tug away on the scorecards.
Stanionis mentioned afterward that he believes he belongs within the High 10 in a deep division however acknowledged that he nonetheless has loads to be taught after solely 13 skilled fights.
Dulorme may argue that Stanionis has discovered fairly a bit already.