Demetrius Cesar Andrade is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBO middleweight title since 2018, and previously the WBA and WBO light middleweight titles between 2013 and 2017. As an amateur he won the U.S. national championships and Golden Gloves twice each, a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships, and represented the US at the 2008 Olympics.
About Demetrius Andrade in brief
Demetrius Cesar Andrade is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBO middleweight title since 2018, and previously the WBA and WBO light middleweight titles between 2013 and 2017. As an amateur he won the U.S. national championships and Golden Gloves twice each, a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships, and represented the US at the 2008 Olympics. As of August 2019, he is ranked as the world’s fourth best active middleweight by The Ring magazine and ESPN, fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and sixth by BoxRec. He is a Providence native of Cape Verdean descent, southpaw Andrade began boxing in 1994 at the age of 6. Andrade won the United States Amateur Boxing Championship in 2005, and repeated it in 2006 when he also won the National Golden Gloves in 2007. In 2008, Demetrius Andrade was honored with the satisfaction of representing the USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and he became known as one of the favorites to win a gold Medal. He lost in the gold medal match to Brazilian hometown favorite Pedro Lima by a narrow 7-6 margin. In 2009, Andrade decided to end his exceptional amateur campaign and become a professional boxer and had his first pro fight in October 2008. He made his Friday Night Fights debut against Tom Joseph on March 6 with a 1st-round TKO victory.
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. On March 20, 2014 Andrade defeated Vanes Martiroan via split decision with a score of 117–113, 117–110 and 112–115–115 to win the vacant WBO title. He then went on to defeat John Williams by TKO in the 6th round, and Chris Chatman by unanimous decision. On July 6, 2014, he was scheduled to fight titlist Zaurbek Baysvayk in Kiev, Ukraine, but he was stripped of the title after suffering a back injury and being sidelined for an extended period of time. The fight was originally scheduled to take place on November 9, 2013, at the American Bank Center in Texas in Texas, at a time when Andrade’s record jumped to an impressive 9-0 record after demolishing Italian boxer Bernardo Guereca, with a first-round KO. In July 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Andrade was knocked down in the first round from a left hook from Vanes Martsyan after dominating the entire round. He won in the 2nd round by Arnulfo Javier Romero in a second-round knock-out. On September 20, 2015, he beat Tony Hirsch by unanimous decision in a fight at the Staples Center in L.A. The next day he beat John Williams by TKO in a fight that ended in a split decision.