Crawford crushes Dulorme in six
American Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) stopped Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 12 KOs) in the sixth round to claim the vacant WBO light welterweight title on Saturday night at the University of Texas, Arlington, Texas.
Crawford dropped the Puerto Rican three times in the sixth round, before the referee waved off the bout.
Crawford took his time in the opening rounds, while Dulorme was the aggressor although he wasn't able to land many punches.
The unbeaten former WBO lightweight champion soon found his rhythm, landing accurate counter punches while making Dulorme miss.
Even when Dulorme landed his shots, Crawford either smiled or shook his head.
By the sixth, Dulorme was taking a beating and was dropped with a huge right hand. Moments later, Crawford floored him again with his follow up barrage. After Dulorme again bravely got up, a flurry of punches sent him to the canvas for a third time, which was enough for referee Rafael Ramos to step in and wave the contest off at 1:51 of the round.
“I feel very strong at this weight,” said Crawford. "Tonight I got a good rhythm going and got a world title, what a night.”