Demetrius Andrade

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Demetrius Andrade
Statistics
Real nameDemetrius Cesar Andrade
Nickname(s)Boo Boo
Rated atLight Middleweight
Height6 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 fights21
Wins21
Wins by KO14
Losses0
Draws0
No contests0
 
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Demetrius Andrade
Statistics
Real nameDemetrius Cesar Andrade
Nickname(s)Boo Boo
Rated atLight Middleweight
Height6 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 fights21
Wins21
Wins by KO14
Losses0
Draws0
No contests0

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.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Win21-0United Kingdom Brian RoseTKO7 (12), 1:192014-06-14United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New YorkRetained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win20-0Armenia Vanes MartirosyanSD122013-11-09United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TexasWon vacant WBO Light middleweight title.
Win19-0Mexico Freddy HernandezUD102013-01-21United States Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York
Win18-0United States Alexis HlorosTKO2 (10), 2:002012-09-20United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Win17-0United States Rudy CisnerosKO1 (10), 2:59)2012-05-05United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win16-0Mexico Angel HernandezKO2 (12), 1:392012-02-10United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win15-0Mexico Saul DuranRTD3 (10), 3:002011-09-21United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Win14-0United States Grady BrewerUD102011-08-19United States Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
Win13–0United States Omar BellKO2 (8), 1:312011-04-22United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win12–0United States Alberto HerreraUD82011-01-07United States Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win11–0United States Dave SaundersKO2 (8), 2:552010-09-15United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Win10–0United States Geoffrey SpruiellUD62010-04-02United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win9–0Mexico Bernardo GuerecaKO1 (6), 1:182010-01-15United States Laredo Civic Center, Laredo, Texas
Win8–0United States Chris ChatmanUD62009-10-03United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Win7–0United States John WilliamsTKO6 (6), 2:332009-09-04United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Win6–0United States Chad GreenleafTKO2 (6), 1:382009-08-01United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win5–0United States Tony HirschUD42009-06-19United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas
Win4–0Mexico Arnulfo Javier RomeroKO2 (4), 2:532009-03-20United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas
Win3–0United States Tom JosephKO1 (4), 1:532009-03-06United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win2–0United States Eric MarriottTKO4 (4), 0:502008-11-29United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Win1–0United States Patrick CapeTKO2 (4), 0:242008-10-23United 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