Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) didn’t just defend his WBO Middleweight strap for the second time. He put the rest of the division on notice.
In front of jam-packed crowd at thee Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, Andrade dominated former title challenger Maciej Sulecki (28-2, 11 KOs) on June 29, 2019.
Many believed that Andrade needed to make a statement. Sulecki loss a fairly close decision to former champion Daniel Jacobs in 2018. Andrade made sure that this contest was not close at all.
In the opening round, it was the left hand of Andrade that did most of the damage. Halfway through the round, Andrade floored his man. The WBO champ didn’t close the show in that round and he also never truly had Sulecki in much trouble after the initial round, but he did buzz his man on several occasions.
The contest turned into a pure boxing match. One that Sulecki proved to have no chance at winning. Left hands, right hands, shots to the body–you name it and Andrade not only through it, but connected with them as well.
It was such a one-sided contest that no judge could find any rounds to give to the challenger. The scorecards were all the same, 120-107.
It was understandable. Charlo is known for his brash attitude and knockout power. Canelo and Golovkin on the other hand have long ruled he division. After the performance put on by Andrade against Sulecki, the conversation must change.
In a recent press conference, Andrade went on the record by stating that both Canelo and Golovkin were not the best in the division, but just the most popular. With a statement performance such as this one, Andrade might be correct.