Undefeated #14WBC, #15WBO ranked Jr. Middleweight contender Demetrius Andrade (15-0 10KO) destroyed former 2 time World Championship challenger Saul Duran (38-19-2 31KO) by a third round TKO last night in the main event at the 10th annual “Fight To Educate” in Manchester, NH.
Andrade came out firing crisp combinations to both the head and body in round 1. Andrade looked very fast and very sharp and was throwing punches in bunches with bad intentions.
Round 2 was much of the same with Andrade dominating with speed and power throwing beautiful combinations to the head and body. Duran, to his credit, was trying to fight back gamely but had no answers for the determined Andrade. A stunning 4 punch combination dropped Duran near the end of the second round.
Andrade came out in round 3 with intentions of ending the affair. Fighting very aggressively, Andrade pummeled the game Duran throughout the round dropping Saul near the end of round 3.
Duran could not come out for round 4 giving Andrade the TKO victory.
After the fight Andrade was quoted as saying “As long as I use my speed everything else is easy. I’m ready to fight again before the end of this year”.
On hand was Andrade co-promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing who along with Banner Promotions promotes Andrade. DeGuardia had this to say after the fight. “Demetrius looked sensational tonight against a tough, seasoned guy who came to fight. Demetrius is ready to compete with the elite of the Jr. Middleweight division and I fully expect him to become a world champion before the end of next year”.
Proceeds from the annual Fight To Educate will benefit the SE Science Center, The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education, and the St. Joseph Community Services/Meals on Wheels.