Andrade Captures WBA Super Welterweight Crown
On Saturday night in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Demetrius
Andrade became a two-time undefeated World Champion by
defeating defending champion Jack Culcay. With the victory
Andrade won the WBA Super Welterweight crown.
Andrade won by matching scores of 116-112 on two of the
judge's scorecards, but the third judge incredibly had the
fight for Culcay by a score of 115-114. Andrade was the
superior boxer and controlled the bout with fast combos to
Culcay's head and body. While often Andrade used an
effective jab to keep his distance, the bout became a
spirited battle with Culcay trying to bull his way in and
Andrade often answering back with punches in bunches.
Andrade utilized both physical and superior skill advantages
throughout the fight as he outfought Culcay for most of the
12 rounds but it was a tough and grueling battle as Culcay
(22-2, 11 KO's) and Andrade (24-0, 16 KO's) both showed
heart and determination in numerous entertaining exchanges
that thrilled the sold-out crowd.
Andrade set a fast pace from the opening bell using his full
arsenal throughout the fight, keeping the game Culcay at bay
for most of the rounds. Culcay to his credit never stopped
trying and even engaged Andrade in a toe-to-toe battle in
the 12th and final round, but Andrade stood his ground and
usually had an answer for Culcay's advances.
Andrade stated: "I did everything I needed to do. I came to
German and took the title. Culcay fought like a champion but
I was the better man. It feels great. I never lost my belt
in the ring, so it feels like 'and still, and the new, and
still undefeated world champion..."
When asked about future plans, Andrade said: "I just want to
fight the best. Line them up, and I will knock all the
Andrade's Promoter Joe DeGuardia had these comments after
the fight, "It was a very exciting fight that both should be
proud of as they both showed the determination and will to
win that a world championship inspires. Demetrius has shown
he is willing to fight anybody, anywhere, to show the world
he is the best. We are looking forward to bringing Demetrius
back home and have him fight the very best fighters in the