Luis Ortiz Injured , Pulled From 4/22 Berto-Porter Show:
Plans for the unbeaten Cuban southpaw to return to the ring on April 22 versus Derric Rossy were dashed just one week ahead of fight night, when a hairline fracture to his thumb put him on the sidelines for at least four weeks. Rumors of the injury were confirmed to FightNights.com by Ortiz’ head trainer, Herman Caicedo.
While the heavyweight bout is scratched, the SHO Extreme show goes on as scheduled, due to air at 7:30pm ET. Showtime brass have confirmed to FightNights.com that the Serrano-Santana bantamweight title fight will now run alongside a terrific prospect-level super lightweight bout that managed to fly well below the radar, as unbeatens Jonathan Alonso and Jose Miguel Borrego meet at the crossroads in a scheduled eight-round battle.
As for Ortiz, his role in the show is now limited to non-participatory viewer. However, he will undoubtedly serve as an interested observer for a major heavyweight clash one week later, as he remains the mandatory challenger for the titantic showdown between unbeatebley
n titlist Anthony Joshua and former World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, which takes place in front of a record-breaking crowd of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Ricky Burns loses WBA super-lightweight
It was pretty one-dimensional from Ricky Burns, who was trying to jump in from long distance on a fighter who was bigger, with longer arms and a heavy puncher.
Indongo was dominant, knew what he was about, kept swinging dangerous bombs and didn’t let Burns in at all.
In the last two rounds, when he had the match won, he still wanted to dominate, and like true champions, wanted to get rid of his challenger.
He ticks all the right boxes. It is going to take a high-level operator to cope with him. I think Terence Crawford is that kind of guy.
It leaves Burns’ dreams of a further unification bout against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in tatters, though it would be a surprise if he was considering retiring.
Demetrius Andrade *EXCLUSIVE*
WHO IS THIS INFAMOUS BOXER:
Demetrius Cesar Andrade is an American professional boxer , a Providence native of Cape Verdean descent. He is the current WBA Light middleweight champion as well as a former WBO Light middleweight champion. As an amateur he is a two-time National Golden Gloves champion and won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships. Andrade also represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics.
Demetrius Andrade obtained arguably the most successful amateur boxing reputation amongst all Rhode Island fighters in history. Andrade began boxing in 1994 at the age of 6. His nickname “Boo Boo” quickly became well known amongst the locals and he later became a recognized name across the United States.
Demetrius Andrade became a professional boxer and had his first pro fight in October 2008. He defeated Patrick Cape at Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Washington in a second round knockout. He went on to win a TKO over Eric Marriott before making his Friday Night Fights debut against Tom Joseph on March 6 with a 1st round TKO victory.
Only 2 weeks later, Demetrius beat Arnulfo Javier Romero in a second round KO. On June 19, 2009 he won in a unanimous decision against Tony Hirsch and followed up with another KO against Chad Greenleaf in the second round. Andrade went on to defeat John Williams by TKO in the 6th round, and Chris Chatman by unanimous decision. Andrade’s record jumped to an impressive 9-0 record after demolishing Italian boxer Bernardo Guereca, with a 1st round KO. Demetrius defeated his next ten opponents, including five fights ending by KO and the others ending by unanimous decision.
WBO Light Middleweight champion:
*Andrade vs. Martirosyan*
An opportunity arose when the vacant World Boxing Organization Light Middleweight title would be decided by one match between Andrade and Armenian contender Vanes Maritirosyan. Martirosyan was undefeated with 33 wins under his belt.
On November 9, 2013, at the America Bank Center in Texas, Andrade defeated Vanes Maritirosyan via split decision (114-113, 117-110 & 112-115) to win the vacant WBO Light Middleweight title. Andrade was knocked down in the first round from a left hook by Martirosyan after dominating the entire round. Andrade used his jab and quickness to dominate and control the rest of fight.
*Andrade vs. Rose*
In Andrade’s first title defense at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, he dominated his mandatory opponent Brian Rose, a British native via 7th round TKO. Andrade was ahead on all scorecards (60-51 & 60-52 twice) at the time of stoppage. Rose was dropped hard by straight left hand from Andrade in the first round.
In round 3, Andrade connected with a counter right hook, which put Rose on the canvas a second time. Referee Michael Griffin stepped in to put an end to the one-sided beatdown in round 7. Compubox showed Andrade landed 149 of 452 total punches (33%), while Rose connected on a minor 30 of 179 total punches (17%). The fight advanced Andrade to an outstanding 21-0 on June 14, 2014
Inactivity and comeback:
After 13 months with no title defenses and none scheduled, Andrade was stripped of the title by the World Boxing Organization Committee. On October 17, 2015, Andrade won the vacant World Boxing Association International Light Middleweight title by knocking out Dario Fabian Pucheta in the second round. Andrade defeated Willie Nelson at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on June 11, 2016 in a WBC Light Middleweight final eliminator via 12th round stoppage. This win put Andrade in line for a WBC World light middleweight title shot against newly crowned champion Jermell Charlo.
Andrade agreed terms to fight Jack Cuclay (22-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA regular Light Middleweight title at the MBS Arena in Potdam, Brandenburg on November 5, 2016. Sauerland Event won the purse bid for the fight at $425,144, 25% of which will go to Andrade. Showtime confirmed they would not be broadcasting the fight, despite interest in Andrade, due to them not wanting to go head to head with Manny Pacquiao’s return on that same date. Andrade defeated Culcay in the amateurs on the way to winning gold at the 2007 World Championships. The fight was cancelled after it was revealed Andrade’s camp had failed to meet several deadlines the WBA had set for the official contracts to be signed. The contract was eventually signed, however as they have failed to meet the deadlines given by the WBA and Team Sauerland, the fight remained cancelled.
WBA ‘Regular’ Light Middleweight champion:
*Andrade vs. Culcay*
On January 14, 2017 reports suggested that a contract had been signed between Andrade and Jack Culcay to fight for the WBA regular title on March 11. he fight was officially confirmed weeks later to take place at Freidrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Andrade became a two time world champion after winning the WBA ‘regular’ title via split decision. Two judges scored the bout 116-112, 116-112 for Andrade whilst the third had it 115-114 for Culcay.
The fight was regarded as close, with as many as five rounds being tossed between the two. Sky Sports pundits had Andrade a clear close winner as he outworked Culcay. In the post fight interview, Andrade credited his performance, “I thought I did everything that I needed to do. I came to Germany and took the title. Culcay came like a champion, but I was the better man. I outlanded him and I came out with the victory.” He also stated that he was happy to be back in the world title mix and defend against the best 154 pound fighters.