Were you expecting anything else?
WBO Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) did whatever he wanted to against Luke Keeler (17-3, 5 KOs) at the Meridian at Island Gardens, in Miami Florida.
On paper, this contest seemed to be a walk in the park for Andrade, butt the fight played out even easier than anyone expected.
It took Andrade roughly one second to drop Keeler. No, really. That’s not an exaggeration.
The very first punch that Andrade landed sent Keeler down to the canvas. The second round was much of the same as Keeler went down yet again off another punch from Andrade. At this point, it was pretty easy to see exactly where this contest was going.
For about seven more rounds, Andrade pummeled Keeler to a pulp. How exactly did Keeler even get into this position in the first place is a question that will seemingly never be answered.
There wasn’t much in terms of highlights as Andrade got in close and simply outworked his man.
With the win all but his, Andrade got tired of being in the ring and simply decided to put the pedal to the metal and got rid of Keeler in the ninth. A huge hook landed for Andrade and he wasted no time jumping all over his man until the referee called an end to the contest.
In a night that was filled with champions relinquishing their world titles, Andrade decided that he didn’t want to follow that trend and managed to walk away with his belt still wrapped around his waist.
Final Grade for Andrade: A
Demetrius Andrade was perfect. He dropped his opponent several times and beat him down for nine rounds before stopping him. When it was all set and done, the champ didn’t even break a sweat.
For as good as Andrade looked, he proved nothing. He’s a great fighter but he seriously needs one of the top names in the division to step up and take him on.
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