Andrade Dethrones Culcay, Remains Unbeaten
Demetrius Andrade not only remains undefeated, but is a world boxing champion once more.
Andrade defeated Jack Culcay by split decision in Culcay’s home country of Germany to win the WBA super welterweight championship.
Andrade dominated the opening two rounds of the bout, but Culcay fought back hard in the third, winning the round by closing the distance and going inside on the challenger. Culcay continued to employ this tactic over the next few rounds of the bout, catching Andrade with hard shots midway through the fight.
With the start of the eighth round, however, the momentum shifted back to the challenger. Andrade improved his output. In the next two rounds, Andrade continued to fight back by moving back, utilizing his reach advantage and eliminating Culcay’s advantageous inside-fighting strategy.
After the final bell, the decision went to the judges. While one judge saw the bout in favor of Culcay with a score of 114-115, the other two gave 116-112 decisions to Andrade, earning him the win and title.
Andrade is a former WBO super welterweight champion, earning the then-vacant title back in November 2013 with a split-decision win over Vanes Martirosyan. Following just one title defense in June 2014, Andrade was stripped of the title due to inactivity.
This win over Culcay is Andrade’s third in a row since returning from inactivity in October 2015.