Demetrius Andrade saw a perfect score on the judges scorecards on Saturday, going over Maciej Sulecki and retaining his WBO Middleweight Championship. Despite it being the 27th victory in his professional career, it was the first time Andrade had fought in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The middleweight went all twelve rounds at the Dunkin Donuts Center, with all three judges giving him the win with a score of 120-107.
Andrade got off to a hot start in the fight, knocking down Sulecki in the first round. No more knockdowns came in the bout but every round that followed was a clinic being put on by Andrade. In most rounds he had a low stance keeping his head typically below Sulecki’s, despite the similar height. He even showboated in some rounds by flailing arms, lowering guard and having fancy footwork.
With the victory on Saturday, Demetrius Andrade stays on the current Mount Rushmore of the middleweight division along with Jermall Charlo, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
Another championship bout went down in the co-main slot, with Khalid Yafai having a unanimous victory of Norbelto Jimenez (117-109, 119-107 & 118-108) to retain his WBA Super Flyweight Championship.