Video: ‘Future superstar’ Andrade finishes Cisneros with two-punch combo in round one

7 May

On The Beak – Admin

2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade continued his march towards a world title shot, knocking out Rudy Cisneros at the end of the first round on Saturday, May 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Andrade (17-0-0, 12ko), a fast-rising junior middleweight from Providence, is rated in the world’s top ten by two of the alphabet sanctioning bodies – the WBO and IBF.

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(Embedded video above credit – YouTube, Terrance Jackson)

The gifted, young southpaw established his lightning-quick jab early, followed with some solid body punching, and closed the show with a perfect right, left combination that dropped Cisneros (12-4, 11ko) with three seconds left in the opening round. Chisneros, a Contender, Season Two participant, was taken out of the ring on a stretcher because he was dizzy. He reportedly was healthy in the locker room and taken to Backus Hospital for precautionary reasons only.

Andrade, who is co-promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, explained that he simply followed the game plan: “The game plan was to use my jab to set-up opportunities,” he said. “I kept throwing punches early and saw that he dropped his right… and there it goes! I knew he’d walk into it.

“I work hard to make my fights easier. Tonight I threw combinations and established my jab. I’m sitting down on my punches and that comes from ring generalship. I’m putting it together – a little of this, a little of that. If the knockout comes, it comes, but when the shot is there, I take it. I’m not hitting him with a pillow; I’m hitting him with a brick.

DeGuardia predicted super star status for his ace: “We’ll keep him busy, like we said,” DeGuardia commented after the fight. “He fought here February 10 and his next fight is June 29. We’ll make an announcement next week about who he’ll be fighting. It’ll be on a national network. We’re looking at top opponents to fight him but it isn’t easy.

“I think Demetrius can be my best fighter ever. He can eclipse what Antonio Tarver did. He’s ready right now for a world title fight. Canelo [Alvarez], [Shane] Mosley, [Floyd] Mayweather and [Miguel] Cotto… I’m confident about Demetrius fighting anyone of them, or anybody in the world. I tried to get him [Andrade] for Canelo’s fight [on Saturday] and he [Alvarez] turned him down. Mayweather is the superstar today. I’m confident that this [Andrade] is the next superstar, as long as all of the stars stay aligned.”

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