Demetrius Andrade Wins WBA Junior Middleweight Title With
Split Decision Over Jack Culcay
Demetrius Andrade walked into the lions den and came out of
it a two-time world champion with a 12-round split decision
to capture the WBA Junior Middleweight world title over
defending champion Jack Culcay in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Andrade was the superior boxer, who controlled the bout with
his combination punching as he worked the body and then came
upstairs to the head of Culcay. Andrade kept a solid
distance with his jab, that thwarted Culcay's oncoming
rushes. It was a tough grueling battle as Culcay (22-2, 11
KO's) tried to bull his way in, had some, but little success
and, Andrade was consistently finishing off the exchanges
with the prominent punches.
The fight had entertaining exchanges throughout, but it was
the workrate of Andrade that was the difference to the tune
of 116-112 twice while Culcay took a card 115-114.
"I thought I did everything that I needed to do. I came to
Germany and took the title,"said Andrade. "Culcay came like
a champion, but I was the better man. I outlanded him and I
came out with the victory."
Andrade (24-0, 16 KO's) of Providence, Rhode Island is now a
2-time world champion as he adds the WBA belt to his trophy
"It feels great. It was a great opportunity to come over
here. I never lost my other belt in the ring, so it feels
like "And still, and the New, and still undefeated" world
"I just want to fight the best. Line them up, and I will
knock all the champions down."
With the title, Andrade will look to come back to the United
States and defend his crown. I just want to thank my whole
team, everyone in Providence, New England, Matrix Aerospace,
SNAC, Everlast, and my promoters."