Former world amateur gold medalist and 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade picked up a career best professional victory on Friday night after cruising to a ten round points victory over Contender season two winner Grady Brewer at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, USA.
Unbeaten Andrade 14-0 (9) who has been criticized for his choice of somewhat flimsy opponents began the contest in sprightly fashion by shooting his right jab frequently, using his legs, and timing Brewer 28-13 (17) with his accurate left hand throughout the opening round.
The rangy southpaw continued to control the contest in the second and third rounds, keeping the action at prime distance and shooting terrific short punches whenever Brewer managed to close the distance.
To his credit, Brewer tried to ramp us his output in the fourth and fifth rounds, but the 40-year-old veteran struggled to find his mark against a clearly superior opponent.
Andrade did little to ensure an explosive performance against Brewer, but he was extremely efficient and controlled the later rounds by easily out-boxing the veteran, cementing a shutout victory on the season finale of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
Scores: 98-92; 99-91; 99-91
In lightweight action, Philadelphia prospect Hank Lundy scored a spectacular sixth round knockout victory over brave former world titleholder David Diaz.
Lundy 21-1-1 (11) was sharp from the outset, timing the former champion perfectly with right and left hands throughout the opening rounds. He hurt Diaz 36-4-1 (17) in the second with a counter right hand and, by the fourth round; he looked like he was in total command.
Midway through the fourth, however, Diaz, who refused to take a step back, tattooed the prospect with a slew of hard shots, dropping the 27-year-old with a tremendous combination. At the restart, the former champion surged forward, landing consistently, but he suffered a nasty gash above the right eye as Lundy connected with a blistering left hand off the ropes.
Lundy answered extremely well in the fifth and blasted his opponent, whose face and chest was now covered in blood, with both hands throughout the round. With a little under a minute remaining, the ringside doctor inspected Diaz’s wound and elected to allow the contest to continue.
Diaz, aware that the severity of the gash would more than likely result in a stoppage, went for broke and fought toe-to-toe with Lundy for the remainder of an extremely entertaining round.
Just seconds onto the sixth, however, Lundy toppled his foe with a stunning one-two sequence, resulting in an immediate stoppage.
Time of stoppage: 0:37 RD6