Demetrius Andrade calls out Canelo Alvarez after convincing victory
It wasn’t even close.
Fighting at home for the first time in his career, undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade easily retained his title by winning every round over tough but limited Maciej Sulecki at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island Saturday night.
All thee judges had Andrade winning by a 120-107 tally.
After his convincing victory, Andrade called out Canelo Alvarez.
"Canelo, where your cojones at? Let’s get it!" said Andrade to the delight of his fans.
Southpaw Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) started the fight aggressively, landing crisp left hands- one of which sent Sulecki (28-2, 11 KOs) to the canvas midway through the stanza. Sulecki pulled himself up, but it was obvious his talent level wasn’t on a par with Andrade.
"I’m the best out there," Andrade said."If I have to step up to the plate, that’s what I’ll do."
For the next few rounds, Andrade alternated between boxing and trying to end things. Sulecki kept trying but was buzzed in rounds three and four. He marched forward eating shots, but always a step behind the champion.
Andrade moved and boxed the rest of the way. His jab was pinpoint.
“My dad told me to take it easy and told me to give them what they came here to see and that’s the sweet science of boxing.”
Sulecki, who lost a decision to Daniel Jacobs last April, but bounced back to win his last two bouts, gamely fought on. He loaded up his lead right hand, kryptonite to most southpaws, and fired, but missed his moving target completely. Andrade made him pay by tattooing him with shots from all angles.
Andrade captured the vacant middleweight crown by defeating Walter Kautondokwa last October.
A fight with Alvarez seems like a long shot at this point.