Demetrius Andrade

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Demetrius Andrade
Real name Demetrius Cesar Andrade
Nickname(s) Boo Boo
Rated at Light middleweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)[1]
Nationality American
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 28)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 23
Wins by KO 16
Losses 0

Demetrius Cesar Andrade (/ˈændrəd/ AN-drəd; born February 26, 1988) is an American professional boxer. He is a former WBO light middleweight champion and currently holds the WBA International light middleweight title. As an amateur he is a two-time National Golden Gloves champion and won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships. Andrade also represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics where, after overcoming two tough opponents, he suffered a surprising defeat to Kim Jung-joo in the quarterfinals.

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 in the gold medal match to Brazilian hometown favorite Pedro Lima by a narrow 7-6 margin.[2]

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 Balanov 14:3 to advance to the quarterfinals but he was shocked by Korean veteran Kim Jung-Joo 9:11 (Olympic results) in a controversial loss. 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]

Early career[edit]

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

WBO Light Middleweight title[edit]

Andrade vs. Martirosyan[edit]

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 (114-113, 117-110 & 112-115) to win the vacant World Boxing Organization Light Middleweight title despite being knocked down in the first round.[6]

Andrade vs. Rose[edit]

In Andrade’s first title defense, he dominated his mandatory opponent Brian Rose, a British native via 7th round TKO. Andrade was ahead on all scorecards (60-51 & 60-52 twice) at the time of stoppage. This fight advanced Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade to an outstanding 21-0 on June 14, 2014.

After 13 months with no title defenses and none scheduled, Andrade was stripped of the title by the World Boxing Organization Committee.[7]


On October 17, 2015, Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Association International Light middleweight title by knocking out Dario Fabian Pucheta in the second round.[8] Andrade defeated Willie Nelson at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on June 11, 2016 in a WBC light middleweight final eliminator via 12th round stoppage.[9] This win put Andrade in line for a WBC World light middleweight title shot against newly crowned champion Jermell Charlo.

Andrade agreed terms to fight Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA regular light middleweight title at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Brandenburg on November 5, 2016. Sauerland Event won the purse bid for the fight at $425,144, 25% of which will go to Andrade. Showtime confirmed they would no be broadcasting the fight, despite interest in Andrade, due to them not wanting to go head to head with Manny Pacquiao's return on that same date. Andrade defeated Culcay in the amateurs on the way to winning gold at the 2007 World Championships.[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

23 fights, 23 wins (16 knockouts), 0 losses[11]
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Germany Jack Culcay N/A – (12) 2016-11-05 Germany MBS Arena, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany For WBA (Regular) light middleweight title
Win 23–0 United States Willie Nelson TKO 12 (12), 1:34 2016-06-11 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York WBC light middleweight title final eliminator
Win 22–0 Argentina Dario Fabian Pucheta KO 2 (10), 0:50 2015-10-17 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Won WBO International light middleweight title
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;
Stripped due to inactivity
Win 20–0 United States 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 Professional debut


  1. ^ (2002), Andrade: Demetrius Andrade Takes Home the Gold, Sport, Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  2. ^ "Pedro Lima vence a final (in Portuguese)". July 27, 2007. 
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  5. ^ Boxrec. "Demetrius Andrade". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved November 20, 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 Stripped of His Title By The WBO". July 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Providence's Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade Claims Title". October 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fight:2053916 - BoxRec". Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  10. ^ "Andrade vs. Culcay will take place Nov. 5 in Germany - The Ring". The Ring. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
  11. ^ Demetrius Andrade – Boxer. Retrieved on 2011-07-21.

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Title last held by
Zaurbek Baysangurov
WBO Light Middleweight Champion
November 9, 2013 – July 31, 2015
Title next held by
Liam Smith