Jerry Glick reporting from ringside: Demetrius Andrade, the highly decorated amateur star, and unbeaten professional, added the vacant WBO Intercontinental Jr Middleweight strap to his collection with a brutal ten round decision over very game, very tough, Freddy Hernandez at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY on a Star Boxing Show.
Hernandez, 154 pounds, has been in with some big names including Luis Collazo-whom he defeated by decision-Andre Berto, DeMarcus Corley, and Enslandy Lara, to name a few. He absorbed a tremendous amount of power shots from the tall Andrade. From the first bell to the last Hernandez stood up to punches that would have made other men quit. He went down once, in the sixth frame after walking into a powerful left from the southpaw Andrade, also 154 pounds, and was hurt a few times, but the only time referee Harvey Dock thought about stopping the fight was in the tenth and last round when Hernandez looked spent, but would still muster enough fight to prevent Dock from stepping in.
All three Judges, Waleska Roldan, John Poturaj, and Steve Weisfeld all agreed at 100-89 for Andrade who improved to 19-0 (13 KOs), while the gutsy Hernandez saw his numbers fall to a still impressive 30-4 (20 KOs).
In the co-feature Raymond Serrano, 142 pounds had things going his way early in his battle with Emmanuel Taylor, 141 pounds until the midpoint of their ten round affair, when slowly Taylor began to counterpunch and land the more telling shots. Scheduled for ten, Taylor stepped up his attack trapping Serrano on the ropes and unleashing a barrage of punches that hurt Serrano who still managed to slip away. Then the scenario repeated, only this time Taylor landed unanswered power shots to the head. When referee Steve Willis noticed that Serrano’s arms begin to drop he rushed in to stop it at 1:42 of round six.
Welterweights-Cletus Seldin w tko 3 Luis Rodriguez
Middleweights-Raul Nuncio pts draw Marcus Beckford
Heavyweights-Constantin Belenaru w tko 1 Michael Mullooly
Lightweights-Alan Gotay w tko 1 Shane Reynolds
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