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Austin Dulay News
The rising Cuban sensation remains unbeaten and successfully defends his super middleweight strap with a dazzling victory Saturday night on FOX PBC Fight Night.
The undefeated IBF World Super Middleweight Champion enjoys successful return to his native Tennessee, dominating mandatory challenger Feigenbutz and stopping him Saturday night on FOX.
Austin Dulay Fights
LOSS vs Jose Valenzuela 11-0-0
Dec 18, 2021 • The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jose Valenzuela WINS against Austin Dulay by TKO in Round 4 of 10
Win vs Jose Luis Gallegos 20-12-0
Nov 21, 2020 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Jose Luis Gallegos by UD in Round 10 of 10
Loss vs Diego Magdaleno 31-3-0
Feb 15, 2020 • Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Austin Dulay LOSES to Diego Magdaleno by UD in Round 10 of 10
No Contest vs Justin Pauldo 12-1-0
Jul 20, 2019 • MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Austin Dulay Justin Pauldo by NC in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Yardley Armenta Cruz 24-12-0
Feb 23, 2019 • Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Yardley Armenta Cruz by TKO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Corey Edwards 2-4-0
Dec 08, 2018 • Mid-TN Expo, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Corey Edwards by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Carlos Padilla 16-5-1
Aug 25, 2017 • Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Carlos Padilla by RTD in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Jose Arturo Esquivel 10-5-0
May 20, 2017 • Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Jose Arturo Esquivel by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Micah Branch 2-18-1
Mar 17, 2017 • State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Micah Branch by TKO in Round 5 of 6
Win vs Rynell Griffin 7-26-2
Feb 02, 2017 • Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Rynell Griffin by KO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs John Willoughby 3-30-0
Sep 17, 2016 • State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against John Willoughby by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Manuel Rubalcava 2-17-0
Aug 27, 2016 • Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Manuel Rubalcava by RTD in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Terrance Roy 11-50-0
Jul 15, 2016 • Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Terrance Roy by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs DeWayne Wisdom 6-29-1
May 07, 2016 • Camp Jordan Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against DeWayne Wisdom by DQ in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Carlos Orenday 0-6-0
Jan 16, 2016 • Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas, Texas, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Carlos Orenday by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Devin Parker 1-3-0
Nov 19, 2015 • Mel Ott Recreation Center, Gretna, Louisiana, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Devin Parker by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Raymond Johnson 0-2-0
Oct 17, 2015 • Civic Center, Fordyce, Arkansas, USA
Austin Dulay WINS against Raymond Johnson by KO in Round 1 of 4
Austin Dulay Bio
Nashville, Tennessee's Austin Dulay is making the music city proud. Nicknamed "The Dream," Dulay was an amateur standout who, as a professional, is climbing the 135-pound ranks as he closes in on a world title shot.
Focused From Fighting
Austin Dulay was a rageful child growing up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he was born and raised some 20 miles northeast of downtown Nashville. So his father, Fred, chose boxing as a means of focusing Dulay’s frustrations.
“As a kid, I had a really bad anger issue and a lot of aggression, so my father said I needed to channel it into something before I ended up in trouble,” said Dulay, the product of a Filipino father and an Italian mother.
“I started boxing when I was eight. I went into a boxing gym in Hermitage, Tennessee. Originally I wanted to try MMA, but my dad said, ‘If you want to think about MMA, you need to get your hands right beforehand.’ So we went straight into boxing.”
Dulay eventually “fell in love with the sport,” but not before having his patience tested.
“I kind of got bored with the old school training, things like working on nothing but your jab for a week,” said Dulay. “I didn’t begin fighting as an amateur until I was 11, so, looking back, I recognized concentrating on the fundamentals as a foundation for my future success.”
Dulay went 126-11 as an amateur, twice winning Regional Golden Gloves championships, once earning Regional Boxer of the Year and capturing a silver medal at the Junior Olympics as a runner-up to Erickson Lubin.
"I was given the Best Boxer Award both years at regionals," said Dulay. "The Mid-South team gave me the nickname, 'The Dream,' after winning the Golden Gloves regionals two years in a row.”
Dulay was still an amateur when he met trainers Virgil Hunter and Robert Garcia and sparred with four-division champion Mikey Garcia and former champion Jesus Cuellar at the Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California. Dulay considers his time with Hunter and Robert Garcia, both Trainer of the Year winners, invaluable.
"We were at Robert Garcia’s Gym and I wasn’t even a pro, yet. They asked if I wanted to spar a world champion, and I didn’t know at the time that Cuellar was training for [his eighth-round knockout of southpaw Vic Darchinyan in June 2015.] I got in there and we probably went 12 rounds. I tried to touch gloves at the beginning and he hit me with an overhand left, so we went into war mode for a while. Things calmed down a little bit and I started to box. He’s tough, strong and it was good work," said Dulay.
"[Mikey Garcia and I] sparred lots of rounds before I was a pro, and then, also two or three fights after turning pro. That’s some of the best work I’ve ever had. Mikey brings something different to the table, like, this slow pressure. Mikey’s so precise with his movements it feels like he’s always on your chest, even when he’s not. Those skills are definitely something I want to include in my arsenal."
The Boxing Life
Dulay made his pro debut with a first-round knockout of Raymond Johnson in October 2015, representing his first of three consecutive first-round stoppages through January 2016.
“The Dream” went 4-0 with two knockouts over the remainder of 2016, rising to 7-0 (5 KOs) following a six-round unanimous decision over John Willoughby in September of that year.
There were third-, fourth- and fifth-round knockouts among Dulay's four victories in 2017, which included his three-knockdown, six-round unanimous decision over Jose Arturo Esquivel in May of that year.
Esquivel was followed by a third-round stoppage of Carlos Padilla in August as Dulay's eighth knockout victory improved his mark to 11-0.
"I dropped Padilla three times, but he was tough and game in an intense fight. They said Padilla hit hard, and that it was going to be my biggest fight. My favorite fighter is Manny Pacquiao both because he’s Filipino and, like me, he’s a southpaw," said Dulay.
"Pacquiao is not only a warrior, but he’s also got a great personality. A true warrior like Pacquiao can be a humble, likeable guy who cares about the world and his people. Pacquiao doesn’t run his mouth as much and lets his hands do the talking. I feel like I’m the same way."
Dulay was stopped in the sixth round of his next bout in April 2018 by unbeaten Chris Colbert, representing his first of two losses in his next five fights with two stoppage victories. Dulay won his last bout in November by unanimous decision over Jose Luis Gallegos to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to two-time title challenger Diego Magdaleno in February.
“I [was] making him miss, catching shots, countering. He hit me with a few good body shots. That doesn’t replace the heavy shots I hit him with for 10 rounds straight," said Dulay immediately after the fight, having since turned the setback into a lesson learned and hired renowned conditioning guru Larry Wade.
“Larry Wade said we were over-training a lot and that we were not at our peak but past our peak for the fight. I didn’t prepare for the Magdaleno fight in the right way, failing to develop a backup game plan among other things. I learned a lot from the Magdaleno fight. That's something that has made me a lot better, which is what you saw in my last fight and it’s what you’ll see for those yet to come."
On November 21, 2020, Dulay made an impressive ring return, dominating Jose Gallegos to win a 10-round unanimous decision at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Making excellent use of strong straight left hands and uppercuts, Dulay was able to stifle the pressuring style of Gallegos and outwork him in the exchanges. Gallegos was never able to solve Dulay's quick pot shots from the outside.
As is customary when an orthodox fighter faces a southpaw the fight featured several unintentional headbutts exchanged during the rugged 10 rounds. The one-sided scores were 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91 for Dulay.
Dulay wasn't so fortunate in his next bout. On December 18, 2021, he suffered a fourth round TKO loss to rising unbeaten prospect Jose Valenzuela in spirited action at The Armory in Minneapolis.