Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade earns a unanimous decision victory over Demond Nicholson on the ‘Tank’ vs. Garcia PPV
Opening the Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia event was a super middleweight feature attraction between former WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (31-0) and 29-year-old Demond Nicholson (26-4-1). After ten rounds, the fight went to the scorecards, where Andrade earned a unanimous decision, with all three judges seeing this one 100-88.
It was a rough first round as Andrade came out swinging, hoping to get Nicholson out of there early. A headbutt led to some swelling over the right eye of Nicholson. It was a rough and sloppy first round which wasn’t the expectation coming into this one. In the second round, Andrade applied more pressure by landing a hard left hook to the body and scored a knockdown with a straight left that caught Nicholson by surprise.
Andrade started to pop-shot Nicholson in the third round, and things seemed to lean heavily towards the former middleweight champion. It was more of Andrade pressing the action in the fourth while Nicholson was trying to figure out how to counter successfully.
Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade opens ‘Tank’ vs. Garcia PPV with a unanimous decision victory.
In the fifth round, Nicholson saw some light with a low body punch which sent Andrade to the canvas, but they ruled it a slip. Andrade started to fall into his normal self during the sixth round, which is less offense and more defense. Something he has been criticized about in the past, which doesn’t bode well for those wanting to see some action. There was plenty of jaw-jacking between the two fighters in the seventh and eighth rounds, but Andrade was the one landing clean punches, just one at a time.
There was more of that in the ninth round, but both men were looking to finish the fight impressively in the tenth. Andrade was the one that landed a left hook in an exchange which scored him the second knockdown of the fight. They finished the fight swinging, but Andrade knew he clearly had the victory.
After the fight, Andrade had this to say about his first bout at super middleweight “I felt good, I can definitely tell the weight difference but the speed and combinations and the IQ was the plan today and that’s what we did. The weight (was different).”