Jamal “Shango” James (27-1, 12 KOs) took a twelve round unanimous decision over Thomas Dulorme (25-4-1, 16 KOs) to claim the WBA interim welterweight title on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. James seemed in command all the way. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.
“I’ve been working so long for a title shot,” said James. “So being able to get this opportunity and then actually following through and winning, it just meant the world to me.
“It’s been a crazy journey, with this with COVID-19, and then the George Floyd incident and starting camps and then stopping and so forth.
“My grandmother ended up passing away when I was in camp for this fight. So it was a lot of mixed emotions for me. It just feels good to be able to bring this back home for my city. Now we’ll see how much farther I can go.”