Andrade Untroubled by Rose


Photo: Ed Mulholland

In the televised co-feature at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Demetrius (or "Demitrius," if the back of his robe is to be trusted) Andrade continued his transition from prospect to contender in the junior middleweight division with an undemanding victory over England's Brian Rose. The talent divide revealed itself in the opening round, as 2008 U.S. Olympian Andrade dropped Rose with a southpaw straight left hand just a minute into the fight.

The rout was on from there, with Andrade able to relax completely and display his offense without much fear of return fire. But he needed six more rounds to fully blast his way through Rose's tight guard, scoring one more knockdown in the third and doing all sorts of damage in the sixth and seventh. At 1:19 of round seven, with Rose (25-2-1, 7 KOs) bleeding from a cut on the bridge of his nose and just looking to survive, ref Michael Griffin called a well-timed stoppage, elevating Andrade's record to 21-0 with 14 KOs.