Result / Image: Boo Boo Andrade Dominate Nicholson
Undefeated former two-division champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (32-0, 19 KOs) took the super-middleweight overall victory by knocking out Demond Nicholson (26-5-1, 22 KOs) twice. in 10 rounds.
“I feel fine, I can definitely tell the difference at the new weights,” said Andrade, who won by three points 100-88. “But my speed, mix and use of IQ was the plan today and that’s what we did. The weight is different.”
Andrade, the former world champion in the 154 and 160 pound, dashed into Nicholson and connected with his left hand shortly after the opening bell, setting the stage for further action. Andrade put Nicholson into the frame in the second half with a combo to the head, although Nicholson claimed the knock should have been considered a slip.
Nicholson nearly changed the game early in the fifth round when he appeared to connect with a body blow to Andrade that sent him tumbling. However, referee Malik Waleed called it a slip, before Andrade got up to win the round.
Andrade said: “The only way I can say I am the best is to fight the best. “Everybody knows that Demond Nicholson is a dog. That’s why we fought this. He’s in this fight because he knows I’m coming and he definitely has the beast in him. He showed that today.”
Andrade’s accuracy and volume proved to be the difference, as he connected at a 45% clip rate, knocking out Nicholson 145 to 28. Andrade ended his dominance with a half-time knock. finally, knocking out a perfect counterattack that forces Nicholson’s gauntlet to touch the projector. Nicholson made it to the final ring, but Andrade came out with an overwhelming victory.
“We’ll see who’s available at 168 pounds,” Andrade said. “I will become stronger, sharper and faster.”