Demetrius Andrade produced it appear as well uncomplicated..
The WBO middleweight winner dropped Luke Keeler two times right before ultimately securing a ninth-spherical TKO at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami on Thursday of Super Bowl 7 days. Andrade (29-, 18 KOs) defended his title for a 3rd consecutive time.
He then called out stiffer level of competition — WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
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“I want to go up to 168 (kilos), struggle Billy Joe ‘Joke-Ass’ Saunders my up coming struggle, and that is what I’m searching to do,” Andrade instructed DAZN in his postfight job interview. “Because (Matchroom Boxing United states of america promoter) Eddie (Hearn) has that major e book and that major financial institution, nicely, supply Billy Joe Saunders that examine, so I could whoop his ass as well.”
Andrade and Saunders were supposed to struggle in Oct 2018, but Saunders unsuccessful a drug test and the bout was canceled. The simple fact Saunders stands an equivalent 29- would seemingly make a struggle amongst the two have to-see.
Andrade also expressed interest in fighting WBC middleweight winner Jermall Charlo (thirty-, 22 KOs) in a unification bout.
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Asking for a bump up in level of competition is easy to understand, looking at how dominating Andrade seemed from Keeler. Seconds soon after the opening bell, Andrade scored his very first knockdown with a sharp remaining hand. “Boo Boo” detonated an overhand remaining that dropped the Irish fighter in the 2nd spherical, as nicely.
Following going for house-operate hits to finish the struggle about the up coming couple of rounds, in particular the 3rd, Andrade settled down and proceeded to generate a boxing clinic. He tagged Keeler at will and demoralized him in his U.S. debut.
The finish of the bout arrived when Andrade peppered Keeler with a barrage of punches, which gave the referee no choice but to wave off the struggle at