Providence, Rhode Island’s Demetrius Andrade (8-0, 6KO), co-promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, has been chosen as one of boxing’s top prospects by ESPN.com boxing analyst Dan Rafael for the second consecutive year.
“The best pro prospect from the 2008 U.S. Olympic team was a decorated amateur before turning pro in 2008. Boxing since he was 6, Andrade won a world amateur championship, two U.S. national titles and two National Golden Gloves titles. As a pro, the 6-1 Providence, R.I., native stayed busy with six bouts in 2009 and displayed the attributes that make him one of boxing’s most dynamic prospects: dazzling hand speed, power and ring intelligence. Andrade kicks off his 2010 campaign on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” on Jan. 15 by moving into his first eight-round bout,” stated Rafael.