Andrade captured the vacant WBO middleweight title last night after scoring four early knock-downs on route to a unanimous points victory in Boston.
The bout was shown live on DAZN and saw Andrade win comfortably over his big punching African foe to improve his professional boxing record to
After the fight and winning the world title he said:
“I believe after a one-year layoff, my second bout at 160, and the new middleweight champion of the world, Demetrius Andrade! I feel good, I definitely think I carried my power well and we’re just going to keep building and growing for the 160 lb. division and I want to fight the best out there. Walter’s a strong tough guy and he can hang in there with the best. We had to make adjustments. I used my boxing ability and everything I was taught and worked on in the gym. He ain’t never been 12 rounds before and I haven’t for a long time…I’m sailing a yacht and we sunk him.”
On social media Andrade also reacted this morning with the following:
— Demetrius Andrade (@BooBooAndrade) October 21, 2018
Promoter Eddie Hearn has mentioned this week that previous belt holder Billy Joe Saunders for Andrade’s next fight is the main aim if it can be made.
Photo credit: Matt Heasley/Matchroom Boxing USA