2020 Aug 08

Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme

12 rounds, for vacant WBA interim welterweight title

Jamal James (26-1) vs. Thomas Dulorme (25-3-1) is a very intriguing match-up that will be fought over 12 rounds for the interim WBA welterweight title. Jamal James only has one loss and it came against the formidable Yordenis Ugas in a fight where he lost fair and square. James was the favorite going in to the fight with Ugas but that had to do with Ugas perception at the time who already had 3 losses and didn´t look like he was going anywhere with his career, of course that has all changed for Ugas. After that loss, James went in to his fight against Diego Chaves as a clear underdog and was written off by many in that fight. We picked James to win that fight for a price of +300 (4.00 decimal odds) and he put in a great performance stopping Chaves in 3 rounds. James is now riding a 6 fight win streak and it is fair to say that he has better momentum than Dulorme going in to their fight. Thomas Dulorme has been knocked out badly in 2 of his losses against Terence Crawford and prior to that Luis Abregu. There was a period when it looked like Thomas Dulorme would go a long way with his boxing career and he still might but he has had a lot of hick-ups and you start to wonder if there is something missing for that to happen. James opened as a slight favorite but the gap has now widened and the line is currently at -164 on James (1.61 decimal odds) and +120 on Dulorme (2.20 decimal odds). Sign to view our prediction & pick

Jamal James is the a-side in this fight, no doubt about it and if there are close rounds in this fight, he might get the benefit of the doubt in the majority of them. Dulorme knows that his opportunities are getting fewer and fewer so he will definitely try to make the most of it and the fight will be close. This is the type of fight where judges have a hard time deciding on some of the rounds; therefor it is not unlikely that this fight ends in a split decision. If it is that close, we still believe that Jamal James hands will be raised. The Pick is Jamal James to win the fight for a price of -190 (1.53 decimal odds)

The Pick: Jamal James to win fight
Odds: -164 (1.61 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT