Demetrius Andrade easily overtakes Demond Nicholson in 168-pound debut
Demetrius Andrade looked like a legitimate contender in his 168-pound debut.
The former 154th and 160th place owner took down Demond Nicholson twice and easily knocked him out for a decisive win in a 10-round match on the Gervonta Davis-Hector Luis Garcia card at Captial One Arena in Washington, D.C.
All three judges gave 100-88 points, 10 rounds did not score. Boxing Junkie also scored 100-88.
“I feel good,” Andrade said. “I can definitely tell the difference in weight but speed, combination, IQ is the plan for today, do 10 rounds. And that’s what we did.”
Andrade (32-0, 19 KOs) hit Nicholson (26-5-1, 22 KOs) from the opening bell and didn’t give up, knocking out his dominant opponent with multiple shots at safe distance. whole.
Southpaw knocked Nicholson down with a combo in the 2nd Half, although Nicholson was uninjured.
And, in the final minutes of the game, a strong left-back header to the head sent Nicholson into the frame for the second time to mark Andrade’s impressive performance.
Andrade seemed to have been knocked down after a series of punches in the 5th round but the referee did not do so. On the other hand, the winner, an excellent defensive boxer, received few punches.
According to CompuBox, Nicholson only landed a total of 28 shots – 2.8 per inning.
The only flaw in Andrade’s performance – if it can be so described – is his inability to take down someone he dominated from start to finish.
However, Andrade has proven he is a real threat to top super-middleweights, including undisputed champion Canelo Alvarez. He could be the first to face a winner in a tentative fight between top contenders David Benavidez and Caleb Plant.
“The only way I can say I’m the best,” he said, “is to fight the best.”