Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade won the vacant WBO light middleweight title in his last bout and will defend the title belt for the first time at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 14 as he will face challenger Brian Rose in what is expected to be a sparring match for Andrade. Demetrius Andrade opened as a -1000 favorite with the Boxing odds while Brian Rose was a +700 dog.
Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade
The 26 year old Demetrius Andrade stands at 6 feet 1 inches tall and fights from a southpaw stance. He is a native of Providence, Rhode Island where he still resides. Andrade has a career record of 20 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws with 13 out of his 20 wins coming by knockout. Andrade is the 3rd ranked light middleweight in the United States and is ranked 7th in the world. Andrade is coming off a 12 round split decision win over Vanes Martirosyan on November 9, 2013 in a bout that was for the vacant WBO light middleweight title as Andrade recovered from being knocked down in the 1st round. Prior to that Andrade scored a 10 round unanimous decision win against Freddy Hernandez on January 25, 2013 in a bout that took place that took place at the Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, USA.
Brian “The Lion” Rose
The 29 year old Brian Rose stands at 6 feet tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of the United Kingdom where he still resides in Blackpool. Rose has a career record of 25 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. Out of his 25 wins 7 have come by knockout while his 1 loss has come by knockout. Rose is the top ranked light middleweight in the United Kingdom and is ranked 13th in the world. Rose is coming off a split decision win over Javier Francisco Maciel in a 12 round bout that took place on October 26, 2013 at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
We expect a vigorous title defense from Andrade and for him to get the win!
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