Demetrius Andrade vs Alantez Fox was two-time world champion and undefeated Andrade’s first adventure in the middleweight division.
In the co-feature of a HBO card in Verona that also included this scintillating knockout for an upset win on the world super-featherweight scene, Andrade made sure things went to plan on his middleweight debut.
Right from the get go Andrade showed Fox he meant business as he staggered him with straight shots in round 1.
One could tell that Fox was not particularly eager to engage Andrade in the subsequent early rounds – after feeling this crisp power early on.
The only slip up in the whole fight if there was any for Andrade was when he was wrongfully ruled to have been knocked down in round 7.
Replays clearly showed afterwards that it was a slip and not a knockdown from a scoring punch.
Ultimately, Andrade won out on a unanimous points decision and improved his unblemished record to 25-0.
After the fight Andrade paid tribute to Fox as a ‘tough kid’ and mentioned that no one was willing to fight him.
Andrade was humble in victory and said that he will need to go back over the fight and perhaps work on putting more ‘pop’ in his punches at the 160lbs limit.
Judging by this big left hand landed as caught by Twitter user @Hydroking23 (hat tip), there might not be too much he needs to work on in that regard however:
— Hydroking23 (@Hydroking23) October 22, 2017
(Photo Credit: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions)