MANCHESTER, N.H. - Providence light middleweight Demetrius Andrade stayed unbeaten on Wednesday night with a third round TKO over Mexico's Saul Duran in the main event of the 10th annual Fight To Educate card at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
Enjoying target practice for the full three rounds, Andrade (15-0, 10 KO) dropped Duran at the end of the second and third rounds, unloading a series of crisp, hard punches. Duran was unable to answer the bell for the fourth round.
Now rated No. 14 by the World Boxing Council and No. 15 by the World Boxing Organization, the 23-year-old Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, appears to be closing in on a major fight in 2012.
"I came out aggressively," Andrade said after the fight. "The plan was to use my jab. He had a soft stomach and didn't look like he was in great shape.
"As long as I use my speed, everything is easy. He's a tough fighter who took some good blows. I hope to fight once more before the end of this year."
Photo courtesy of Emily Harney