Moments ago at the Barclays Center in Brookly, New York, undefeated WBO jr. middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade made easy work of challenger Brian Rose, dropping him two times en route to a 7th round stoppage. Andrade set the tone of the fight …… continue reading



GIF: Ruslan Provodnikov floors Chris Algieri twice in round one

By Scott Christ

Ruslan Provodnikov put Chris Algieri down twice in round one tonight on HBO.

Ruslan Provodnikov is living up to his reputation early tonight at the Barclays Center, as he put down title challenger Chris Algieri twice in round one. Since then, Algieri has recovered a bit, but as you can see from the first GIF here, his eye has already swollen badly.

Here’s the second knockdown, which was Algieri taking a knee under pressure:

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Andrade vs Rose results: Demetrius Andrade dominates to retain WBO title

By Scott Christ

Demetrius Andrade wiped out Brian Rose in his first title defense tonight on HBO, stopping the Englishman in seven rounds.

It was never competitive tonight at the Barclays Center between WBO junior middleweight titleholder Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and challenger Brian “The Lion” Rose, and Andrade will leave the building with his title belt and his undefeated record intact, stopping the former British champion in seven rounds.

Referee Michael Griffin stepped in to put an end to the one-sided beatdown, with a bloodied Rose (25-2-1, 7 KO) reeling and getting battered, as he had been much of the night. The challenger was dropped hard on a straight left hand from the southpaw champion in the opening round, and in the third, a counter right hook put Rose on the canvas a second time. The fight never got any closer, and after Rose shelled up and looked to survive some rounds and keep himself in the fight, Andrade opened up once more in the seventh, closing the show in impressive fashion.

Bad Left Hook had it 60-52 after six rounds for Andrade, which is the score surely everyone on earth had except for maybe the blind.

The CompuBox numbers are wildly lopsided, with Andrade landing 149 of 452 total punches (33%), and 44% of his power shots (128/288). Rose, on the other hand, connected on a paltry 30 of 179 total punches (17%), and just 19 of 100 power shots (19%).

While it’s certainly worth wondering if Rose was a legitimate world title contender (most would say no), there’s no questioning that Andrade (21-0, 14 KO) looked sharp and dialed in tonight for his first-ever world title defense. He came out, found out quickly that Rose wasn’t going to be able to give him much trouble, and he did his job from there. When he got the openings, he was flashy and effective. When he didn’t have them, he was efficient and effective.

What did you think of Andrade’s performance tonight, and how far off from the real top guys at 154 is he right now?

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Demetrius Andrade stops Brian Rose in Round 7

By Lem Satterfield

Demetrius Andrade floored England’s Brian Rose with a straight right midway through the first round, dropoped him to his back with an equilibrium stealing counter right hook to the temple at a similar moment in the third round, and blooded his rival’s nose with a head-snapping uppercut in the seventh and final round of a technical knockout victory at the 1:19 mark in defense of his WBO junior middleweight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rose was absorbing a beating when referee Michael Griffin stepped in and ended the fight, noticing that the loser’s corner men were about to enter the ring to end it.

A southpaw who turned 26 in February, Andrade (21-0, 13 knockouts) simply had too much speed, movement and power for Rose (25-2-1, 7 KOs), 29, whom he dismantled on the undercard of the Ruslan Provodnikov-Chris Algieri fight.

Other than a decent right hand in the first round, and another grazing one in the fifth, Rose had little success even landing against Andrade, who earned the vacant belt rising from a first-round knockdown for a split decision over previously unbeaten Vanes Martirosyan in November.

Saturday’s win by Andrade ended an 11-fight winning streak that included three by knockout for Rose, whose only loss was by sixth round knockout aginst Max Maxwell in May 2010.

“I’m the best in the world,” Andrade said after the fight. “I was taking my time. I knew my power was affecting him. I took round five off to see the openings, round six, I picked it up, and in round seven, he had to go.”

Rose agrees that Andrade is the best at 154 pounds, or at least one of the best of the talented division.

“I earned my right to be here, but Andrade is better than I thought,” Rose said. “He may be one of the best out there in the game, right now. I just couldn’t keep up with him, and I couldn’t keep him off me.”

In his previous fight in October, Rose won a split decision over Javier Maciel, who was last in action with a unanimous decision win over Jorge Melendez on the June 7 undercard of Miguel Cotto’s 10th-round knockout of Sergio Martinez.

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GIF: Demetrius Andrade drops Brian Rose with a counter right hook

By Scott Christ

Demetrius Andrade has scored a pair of early knockdowns against Brian Rose tonight at the Barclays Center.

So far tonight on HBO Boxing After Dark, Demetrius Andrade is having his way with Brian “The Lion” Rose at the Barclays Center, as he’s cruising through the early rounds. Andrade scored a hard first round knockdown on a straight left hand, then the southpaw dropped Rose with a right hook counter shot in round three:

Though there was a little shoulder shove to send Rose to the canvas, the effect here was the punch, as you can see Rose clearly wobbled and trying to grab on to Andrade.

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UFC 174 Prelims: Kiichi Krushes, Subs Sarafin in One

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Sean Monaghan wins bloody decision over Elvir Muriqi

By Lem Satterfield

Popular light heavyweight “Irish” Sean Monaghan scored a fourth-round knockdown with a lopping right hand, even as he began bleeding profusely from cuts over both eyes in the ninth, and survived a 10th-round rally from rival Elvir Muriqi on the way to a crowd-pleasing unanimous decision victory at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday.

A father of two from Long Beach, N.Y., who turns 33 in August, Monahan (22-0, 14 knockouts) faced the 34-year-old Muriqui (40-7, 24 KOs) of New York City, as a support to the main event featuring WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov against Chris Algieri of Huntington, N.Y.

Monaghan was coming off his fourth straight knockout win represented by a fifth-round stoppage of Joe McCreedy, whom he floored once in the third round and twice in the final round on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision over Tim Bradley at the MGM Grand in April.

Against Muriqi, Monaghan went the 10-round distance for only the second time in his career, the first, being a unanimous decision over Rayco Saunders in October 2012.

Handled by Top Rank, Monaghan said he has heard from former WBC titleholder Jean Pascal, but also expressed longer-range plans for a bout against 35-year-old ex-WBO titleholder Juergen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KOs) “for possibly October or November.”

“I got called out by Jean Pascal, wanting me to fight him in Canada, so getting past this guy, I’ve got a couple of nice options, possibly, ” said Monaghan. “They’re trying to get Braehmer out of Germany, because [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum’s not crazy about me going over there and fighting him in Germany. We might be able to lure him out, somehow, some way.”

Two of the division’s top titleholders are RING and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson and IBF and WBA counterpart Bernard Hopkins, who are fighting on Showtime, the rival network to HBO, which televises Monaghan and Top Rank fighters.

WBO beltholder Sergey Kovalev could be an option down the road, given he fights for HBO and is promoted by Kathy Duva of Main Events.

Monaghan brought the pressure form the first round, moving in behind his jab and landing well to the head and body. Muriqi clubbed on occasion with his right and followup left, landing a hard right just under the final minute of the round. But Monaghan regained control with two shots to the body, then trapped Miriqi on the ropes and nailed him with rights and lefts late.

Monaghan tightened up his defense to start the second, before unleashing a series of right and left uppercuts that backed Muriqi to the ropes. It was more of the same in the center of the ring, although Muriqi set to fire lefts and rights over the top. Over the final minute, however, Monaghan went back to work, firing to the head, later, the body. A right hand wobbled Muriqi and pleased the crowd, but Monaghan’s body shots were making a difference.

Near the two-minute mark of the third, Monaghan hammered away at Muriqi in a neutral corner, a session that lasted for nearly a minute and had referee David Fields appearing ready to step in and end the fight. Muriqi got a second wind for a period before Monaghan began to box well in retreat behind his jab, left hook and right hand to end the round.

Early in the fourth, both men took a breather behind their jabs, with Monaghan getting the better of that battle. Monaghan fired a right to the body shot with 80 seconds left, and, later, had Muriqi in a neutral corner for more punishment. Monaghan dropped Muriqi with just under 10 seconds left with a looping right hand. Muriqi rose just as the bell sounded ending the round.

Monaghan remained patient behind his jab in the fifth, wary of Muriqi’s looping counters, until cornering him with about 58 seconds and deliving several vicious blows. Down the stretch, Monaghan, yet again, landed evenly to the body, closing with a nice right during a half-clinch.

Monaghan landed a five-punch combination with just over two minutes left in the sixth to commence another beating, including another looping right. Muriqi’s blows having lost their steam, he was conrnered yet again over the first 20 seconds of the final minute, where he took more punishment to the body. Monaghan closed with four jabs and a right to the head that landed just prior to the bell.

The seventh and eighth represented a lull in the action as Monaghan spent the first half jabof each bing to set up his right. Although the game Muriqi continued to absorb punishment early, he later succeeded in forcing Monaghan — eyes slightly swollen — to give ground.

Monaghan regained the momentum over the final minute of the give-and-take ninth, even as he began bleeding profusely from cuts over both eybrows.

In a junior welterweight fight, Russia’s Fedor Papazev (15-1, 10 KOs) dropped and stopped Mexico’s Miguel Mendoza (21-4-2, 21 KOs) with a third-round lead right hand to bounce back from February’s unanimous decision loss to Peter Petrov.

Mendoza walked back to his corner bleeding from the nose after a second round of vicious exchanges, and was promply dropped with a right hand early in the third. Mendoza rose on unsteady legs, after which a ringside doctor called a halt to the bout at the 36-second mark.

Mendoza lost for the second straight time, having fallen by unanimous decision to Miguel Angel Gonzalez in his previous bout also in February.

In the evening’s first bout, middleweight Simeon Hardy (13-0, 10 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y., floored Malcolm Terry (6-3, 6 KOs) of Memphis twice in the second round, the second time, face-first and for good as Steve Willis stopped the fight at 62 seconds of the round.

The second fight was an ugly one four-rounder between junior middlweights, after which Chris Galeano (4-0, 0 KOs) emerged with a unanimous decision over Malik Jackson (0-3-3, 0 KOs) of Newark, 39-37 twice, and 40-36.

In fight No. 3, Heather Hardy (10-0, 2 KOs) of Brooklyn left the ring with a badly bleeding right eye that was all but grotesquely swollen shut. Still, she nevertheless escaped with a disputed seventh-round technical split-decision victory in a shortened scheduled eight-rounder over Jaclyn Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Although Hardy was backed up and roughed up throughout the fight, referee Pete Santiago had ruled Hardy’s injury had been caused by a head butt. Prior to the final round, a ringside physician ruled that Hardy could not continue, forcing the verdict to go to the cards, where Hardy won by scores of 67-66, and, 68-65, respectively, in the cards of Waleska Roldan and Anthony Paolillo, with Glenn Feldman scofring it, 67-66 for Trivilino.

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