Demetrius Andrade

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Demetrius Andrade
Statistics
Real name Demetrius Cesar Andrade
Nickname(s) Boo Boo
Rated at Light Middleweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Nationality  United States
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 26)
Providence, Rhode Island
Boxing record
Total fights 21
Wins 21
Wins by KO 14
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (/ˈændrəd/ AN-drəd; born February 26, 1988 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a professional boxer from the United States. As an amateur, he was a two time national golden gloves champion and he won the world championships in 2007. Demetrius represented the United States in the 2008 Olympics where, after overcoming two tough opponents, he suffered a surprising defeat in the quarterfinals. Demetrius made his professional debut on October 23, 2008. He currently remains undefeated and is the World Boxing Organization Light Middleweight champion. [2]


Amateur career[edit]

Demetrius Andrade obtained arguably the most successful amateur boxing reputation amongst all Rhode Island fighters in history. A Providence native of Cape Verdean descent, southpaw Andrade began boxing in 1994 at the age of 6. His nickname "Boo Boo" quickly became well known amongst the locals and he later became a recognized name across the United States.

Andrade won the United States Amateur Boxing Championship in 2005, and repeated it in 2006 when he also won the National Golden Gloves. He again won the National Golden Gloves in 2007, but did not compete in the U.S. Amateurs that year due to injury.[citation needed]

Andrade initially struggled at the international level, losing to Eastern Europe opponents at the World Cup in 2005 and 2006. However, he won the silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, losing controversially in the gold medal match to Brazilian hometown favorite Pedro Lima by a narrow 7-6 margin.[citation needed]

He won Gold at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, where he beat Kakhaber Zhvania, Dmitrijs Sostaks, 2005 silver medalist Magomed Nurutdinov, future champion Jack Culcay-Keth, and Adem Kılıçcı in the semifinal round. He beat Non Boonjumnong of Thailand in the finals, a match in which Andrade inflicted a standing eight count upon Boonjumnong and was leading by a score of 11-3 in the second round when Boonjumnong retired with an injury to his right arm.[3]

Andrade attempted one last amateur endeavor before deciding to become professional. At the Olympic trials he defeated hard-punching Keith Thurman 27:13 [4]
In 2008, Demetrius Andrade was honored with the satisfaction of representing the USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and he became known as one of the favorites to win a gold medal. He overcame Kakhaber Zhvania and the highly regarded Russian Andrey Balanov14:3 to advance to the quarterfinals but he was shocked by Korean veteran Kim Jung-Joo 9:11 (Olympic results) in an upsetting defeat. Though unable to win an Olympic Gold Medal that year, Andrade decided to end his exceptional amateur campaign and become a professional.

Professional career[edit]

Demetrius Andrade became a professional boxer and had his first pro fight in October of 2008.

He defeated Patrick Cape at Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Washington in a second round knockout. He went on to win a TKO over Eric Marriott before making his Friday Night Fights debut against Tom Joseph on March 6 with a 1st round TKO victory. Only 2 weeks later, Demetrius beat Arnulfo Javier Romero in a second round KO. On June 19, 2009 he won in a unanimous decision against Tony Hirsch and followed up with another KO against Chad Greenleaf in the second round. [5] Andrade went on to defeat John Williams by TKO in the 6th round, and Chris Chatman by unanimous decision. Andrade’s record jumped to an impressive 9-0 record after demolishing Italian boxer, Bernardo Guereca, with a 1st round KO. Demetrius defeated his next ten opponents, including five fights ending by KO and the others ending by unanimous decision.

An opportunity arose when a vacant World Boxing Organization Light Middleweight title would be decided by one match between Andrade and Vanes Martirosyan. Martirosyan was undefeated with 33 wins already under his belt. On November 9, 2013, Andrade defeated Vanes Martirosyan via split decision to win the vacant World Boxing Organization Light Middleweight title despite being knocked down in the first round.[6] In Andrade’s first title defense, he dominated his mandatory opponent Brian Rose, a British native. This fight advanced Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade to an outstanding 21-0 on June 14th, 2014.

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (14 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 0 Draws[7]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 21-0 United Kingdom Brian Rose TKO 7 (12), 1:19 2014-06-14 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 20-0 Armenia Vanes Martirosyan SD 12 2013-11-09 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas Won vacant WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 19-0 Mexico Freddy Hernandez UD 10 2013-01-21 United States Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York
Win 18-0 United States Alexis Hloros TKO 2 (10), 2:00 2012-09-20 United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Win 17-0 United States Rudy Cisneros KO 1 (10), 2:59) 2012-05-05 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 16-0 Mexico Angel Hernandez KO 2 (12), 1:39 2012-02-10 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 15-0 Mexico Saul Duran RTD 3 (10), 3:00 2011-09-21 United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Win 14-0 United States Grady Brewer UD 10 2011-08-19 United States Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
Win 13–0 United States Omar Bell KO 2 (8), 1:31 2011-04-22 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 12–0 United States Alberto Herrera UD 8 2011-01-07 United States Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 11–0 United States Dave Saunders KO 2 (8), 2:55 2010-09-15 United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Win 10–0 United States Geoffrey Spruiell UD 6 2010-04-02 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 9–0 Mexico Bernardo Guereca KO 1 (6), 1:18 2010-01-15 United States Laredo Civic Center, Laredo, Texas
Win 8–0 United States Chris Chatman UD 6 2009-10-03 United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Win 7–0 United States John Williams TKO 6 (6), 2:33 2009-09-04 United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Win 6–0 United States Chad Greenleaf TKO 2 (6), 1:38 2009-08-01 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 5–0 United States Tony Hirsch UD 4 2009-06-19 United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas
Win 4–0 Mexico Arnulfo Javier Romero KO 2 (4), 2:53 2009-03-20 United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas
Win 3–0 United States Tom Joseph KO 1 (4), 1:53 2009-03-06 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 2–0 United States Eric Marriott TKO 4 (4), 0:50 2008-11-29 United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Win 1–0 United States Patrick Cape TKO 2 (4), 0:24 2008-10-23 United States Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Washington

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2002), Andrade: Demetrius Andrade Takes Home the Gold, BooBooBoxing.com Sport, Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  2. ^ "Demetrius Andrade". USA Boxing. 
  3. ^ http://www.ababoxing.com/infusions/extended_member_database/extended_member.php?detale_id=9
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Boxrec. "Demetrius Andrade". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 20 November 2008. 
  6. ^ Scott Christ (November 9, 2013). "Martirosyan vs Andrade results: Demetrius Andrade wins vacant WBO title by decision". Bad Left Hook. 
  7. ^ Demetrius Andrade – Boxer. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-21.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Zaurbek Baysangurov
Stripped
WBO Light Middleweight Champion
November 9, 2011 – present
Incumbent