Demetrius Andrade Wins on “ShoBox”


Emmanuel Taylor Scores Sixth Round TKO Over Raymond Serrano

Friday, Jan. 26, Live on SHOWTIME® from The Paramount in Huntington, NY

Replay Will Air Tuesday, Jan. 29, At 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME®

HUNTINGTON, NY. (Jan. 26, 2013) – Demetrius Andrade (19-0-0, 13 KOs) of Providence, R.I. dominated Freddy Hernandez (30-4-0, 20 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico en route to a unanimous decision victory (100-89, all three judges) in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME®.

In the first two rounds, Andrade started off slowly by assessing Hernandez’s ability. As the fight progressed, Andrade’s confidence grew and he knocked Hernandez to the mat in the sixth round. Andrade continued to pound Hernandez inside and used his height to his advantage.

“In the seventh round, ShoStats tell us that Andrade landed 65% of his power shots,” said Steve Farhood. “That’s a scary number.”

It appeared as though the referee would stop the bout in the final rounds, but Hernandez showed a lot of heart and held on to finish all 10 rounds. The sold-out crowd at The Paramount roared with excitement as the results were read.

In the evening’s co-feature, Emmanuel Taylor (16-1-0, 11 KOs) overpowered Raymond Serrano (18-2-0, 8 KOs) en route to a sixth round TKO. According to ShoStats Taylor landed nearly double the amount of power punches (94-48) which led the match to be stopped at the 1:42 mark in the sixth round by referee Steve Willis.

“The one left hook rocked Serrano and that’s what made Willis (referee) get in there and say ‘I have to stop this’”, said Steve Farhood.

Barry Tompkins called the action from ringside alongside Steve Farhood and Raul Marquez. The executive producer of ShoBox is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

ShoBox will re-air Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME and will be available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND beginning today/Saturday, Jan. 26.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, The always-exciting, hard-hitting WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KO’s), of Trelew, Argentina, will defend against confident, upset-minded Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KOs), of Bakersfield, Calif., in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. In what will be an exciting co-feature, Selcuk Aydin (23-1, 17 KO’s), of Trabzon, Turkey, will be opposed by Jesus Soto Karass (26-8-3, 17 KO’s), of Los Mochis, Mexico, in a 10-round junior middleweight match. Jermell Charlo (19-0, 9 KO’s), of Houston, Texas, collides with Harry Joe Yorgey (25-1-1, 12 KO’s), of Bridgeport, Pa., for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME telecast.

Demetrius Andrade


-brownsugar :

best words for Andradae is "work in progress"... looked good last night in another entertaining fight, although Fernandez didn't offer much more than determination and a good work ethic. Maybe Andradae will be ready to shine in another 6-12 months.

-ali :

B-sug I don't think he's going to be able to make the 154 limit any more. If he is able to hes going to be a force, he's very talented kid.

-Burkous :

No doubt Andrade is slick and has lightening quick hands but I think he'll stuggle against the top middleweights. He has no pop and, it seems to me, he's missing a killer instinct - he's a boxer not a fighter. We haven't seen him in with any top talent and I'd be interested to see what happens when he runs into a real middleweight who can take his punches and give some back too.

-brownsugar :

I can't argue with either Burkous or Ali,... Andradae still has to experience some more growth. I feel like he's gradually getting better and better... with time I can even see him out-slicking Quillen. Just a matter of maintaining his confidence and keeping up his defensive skills. one of his greatest assets is avoiding punches and keeping himself from harm. Another year, I can see him making some noise. If they move him too fast.. I don't know. IN 4-6 months Brian Vera would be a great test. Why wait... do it tomorrow.

-ali :

Great post B-sug