Andrade Stops Brit Rose in Round Seven in Brooklyn

BY Michael Woods ON June 14, 2014
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Rhode Islander Demetrius Andrade defended his 154 pound title against Brit Brian Rose at Barclays on Saturday. A straight left put Rose down in the first, as a jab blinded Rose and the left behind it buzzed him bad. He scored another knockdown in the third, and then finished the challenger off in round seven.

Ref Mike Griffin saw enough at 1:19, as Rose was eating too much, and his faculties were compromised. His corner knows how he reacts and they didn't care for it.

Not sure how the win places Andrade. He shows flashes of likeable stuff, but perhaps leaves you wanting to see it on display more often. Rose was clearly put off by the hand speed of the victor, and had no answers.

Rose after said he couldn't keep up with Andrade and thinks he might be one of the best in the game today. "I just couldn't keep him off me," he said, noting he earned his right to be here.

Andrade went 149-452 to 30-179 for the loser.

In the second, Rose stared a bunch, surprised by the hand speed. A long jab and a snappy right behind it from the New Englander were hard to handle. In the third, Rose went down again, off a right hook. A wide hook, high on the head, discombobulated the Brit. In the fourth, Andrade dipped, and slipped some, and had a less energized round. Rose wasn't yet able to latch on to a strategy which could work for him.

In the fifth, he got busier while Rose threw the odd counter right. The Brit wanted to take advantage of a drifting rear hand. In the sixth, Andrade made the crowd a tad restless because he too often waited and searched for the right angle. He did rip off a flurry to cap the round, one which Rose had no positive input. Some fighting broke out in the seventh, and a slice formed on the Rose nose. The Rose corner started up the steps, the ref saw it, and stepped in.

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SouthPawFlo says:

This kid is pretty good

brownsugar says:

Andrade is prone to perform in astounding fashion against the right opponent. His left hand and right hooks were as lethal as the were athletically pleasing to watch. I hope he continues to improve and I hope we can see more of the other up and coming junior middleweights.....there are at least six who are equally competent and just as exciting to watch.

Now that we are (almost) rid of K9 Bundrage, Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina prepare to watch the true talent of this division rise to the surface.

The Commish says:

This kid is pretty good


This kid is more than pretty good. I have known for a long time that the Demetrius Andrade you saw on Saturday night did indeed exist, but you couldn't tell by his last few performances (especially that last one against Vanes Martirosyan).

"I know there's going to be a lot off important eyes on me come Saturday night," Andrade told me a few days before facing Brian Rose at the Barclay's Center.

Well, those important eyes were impressed with all they saw from Andrade that night. He went out and gave everything he had.

You'll now be seeing a lot more from him.

That's because, on Saturday night, with a pair of blazing fast hands, a star was born.

-Randy G.

brownsugar says:

This kid is more than pretty good. I have known for a long time that the Demetrius Andrade you saw on Saturday night did indeed exist, but you couldn't tell by his last few performances (especially that last one against Vanes Martirosyan).

"I know there's going to be a lot off important eyes on me come Saturday night," Andrade told me a few days before facing Brian Rose at the Barclay's Center.

Well, those important eyes were impressed with all they saw from Andrade that night. He went out and gave everything he had.

You'll now be seeing a lot more from him.

That's because, on Saturday night, with a pair of blazing fast hands, a star was born.

-Randy G.


Honestly Commish, I have keen eye on Andradae when he joined the professional ranks in the fall of 2008. We were hearing and abundance of good reports regarding his exploits.
Few remember that he beat the promising Keith "OneTime" Thurman in the Olympic trials and defeated a very tough eastern bloc fighter named Andrey Balanov in the Olympics... only to get knocked out of the Gold by a score of 11-9 by Korean Kim Jung-Joo in an unexpected upset.

So these are encouraging words coming from you about Andradae's potential.
Sometimes he looks Brilliant and other times (like the fight with Grady Brewer and to a smaller extent Vanes Martyrosian), the fights are so messy it's almost a difficult task to determine who the winner is.

He put it all together Saturday against Brian Rose and was the highlight of the show in my opinion.

I have some slight reservations of dubbing him a Star this early but I agree that he's heading in the right direction.

At 6'1" he's a pretty big JuniorMiddleweight, do you anticipate him moving up to test the 160lb division anytime soon or is he able make the weight comfortably?

thegreyman says:

I was disappointed to see Rose so outclassed in this one, I was backing him against the odds.

Andrade put on one hell of a display though. He was boxing beautifully (not that Rose made it too difficult for him) and he clearly has the skills and athleticism to take him a long way. Congrats, and here's to more impressive defences like this one, I hope he goes far.

I'd change my alias if I were him though... What's "Boo Boo" about?!

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