Demetrius Andrade delivered another dominant performance in his latest WBO middleweight title defense.
In his first pro bout in front of his hometown fans in Providence, Rhode Island, Andrade got off to a fast start and later cruised to a shutout victory against Maciej Sulecki on the scorecards. Andrade won with all three judges scoring the bout 120-107.
Starting off, Andrade landed a big left hand that dropped Sulecki in the first round, sending the crowd in Providence into a frenzy. Sulecki got back up, but Andrade kept attacking and nearly dropped him a second time early in the bout. But once Sulecki was able to whether the initial storm of offense, Andrade continued to outbox and outwork his challenger throughout the entire bout.
Andrade is one of several top middleweights that fight on DAZN, along with unified WBA and IBF champion Canelo Alvarez. After the fight, Andrade would go on and call out the Mexican superstar. Prior to this week, Alvarez was also the WBC champion, but his ascension to WBC Franchise champion meant that Jermall Charlo would be the sole titleholder.
Despite Andrade no longer being the last remaining piece to complete the undisputed middleweight puzzle, he wants to face Canelo in a fight that would still have the winner holding three titles at 160 pounds.
"Forget the WBC sh*t," Andrade said. "Whatever that ‘Franchise’ belt is. Let’s go, Canelo. Let’s unify this division. Let’s have one champion. It’s right here. Let’s do it. No more running, no more games. Let’s put it all on the line and see who is the best. Mano a mano. Viva Mexico!"
Andrade has held the WBO title since October 2018 when he defeated Walter Kautondokwa to claim the then-vacant belt. His lone defense of the title prior to beating Sulecki was a win over Artur Akavov in January at Madison Square Garden.