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Andrade Dominates Brewer, Lundy Stops Diaz

By Jake Donovan

Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana - Rising junior middleweight star Demetrius Andrade (14-0, 9KOs) won an uneventful ten round unanimous decision over his most experienced opponent to date, Grady Brewer (28-13, 16KOs), who was coming off a big upset knockout of Fernando Guerrero. Brewer was never able to get past the accurate jab of Andrade. The scores were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.

TELEVISED UNDERCARD

Lightweight prospect Hank Lundy survived a fourth round knockdown to stop former titlist David Diaz in the sixth round of their televised co-feature.

Lundy was in control of the action early on, but the fight took a dramatic swing in the fourth. Diaz connected with a pair of right hooks, knocking Lundy off balance before the Philly native stumbled to the canvas. Diaz was unable to close the show, and also got clipped with a left hand that opened up a huge gash outside of his right eye.

The blood became a factor in the fifth, when the referee had the ringside physician take a look at a cut that was opening up more and more seemingly with each punch thrown. Diaz was given the rest of the round to turn things around, and the veteran responded in kind, initiating yet another two-way exchange.

The stand would serve as his last hurrah. Lundy came out throwing in the sixth, flooring Diaz early in the sixth to where the fight was stopped while he was flat on his back.

The official time was 0:37 of the sixth round.

Lundy remains afloat, though questions remain about just how far he can go in the sport. Regardless, he racks up his third straight win as he improves to 21-1-1 (11KO).

Diaz is most likely looking at the end of a career that is viewed by most as that of an overachiever. Despite his Olympic pedigree, not much was ever expected from the Chicago native, who has now lost three of his last five as he falls to 36-4-1 (17KO).

He managed to prove a lot of critics wrong by making it to the title level, scoring a dramatic come-from-way-behind knockout of Jose Armando Santa Cruz to earn a lightweight strap. Diaz held the belt for nearly two years, parlaying the bout into a lucrative title fight against Manny Pacquiao, conceding the crown in nine one-sided rounds and subsequently stepping away from the game.

A comeback was attempted 15 months later, though with mixed results. He’s registered two wins – majority decisions over badly faded Jesus Chavez and journeyman Robert Frankel, with a lopsided loss to Humberto Soto sandwiched in between.

The loss to Lundy is a major step backwards in the twilight of his career. If it is in fact the end, he can proudly proclaim that he went down swinging.

In a televised swing bout, Ghana-born lightweight Yakubu Amidu (20-2-1, 18KO) scored a third round knockout over Martin Tucker (7-10, 3KO). Amidu was in control of the brief affair before forcing the stoppage at 0:50 of the third round.

Amidu has now won four straight since relocating to Los Angeles and signing with actor-turned-boxing manager Vince Vaughn.

Dwayne Wisdom (1-0, 1KO) enjoyed a successful pro debut with a third round stoppage of Chicago-based Paulie Settepani (1-1, 1KO) in the televised opener. Wisdom scored knockdowns in the first and third round, the latter prompting the official to wave off the fight on the spot. The official time was 1:13 of the third round.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter at twitter.com/JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=starsjuicebar;11014536]People would rather watch brewer fight again than andrade.[/QUOTE] People would rather count Ants in an Ant hill than watch Andrade fight again.

Comment by richardt on 08-21-2011

Next time Andrade is on TV and am going to get EXCITED!!!!!! Cause I am going to get to see something very exciting!!!!! I'm going to get to go outside and watch my grass grow!!! And when I finish with…

Comment by mshap on 08-20-2011

By the way, can anyone explain why Lundy was announced as a TKO winner? -- Diaz was on his back and the only reason that the ref didn't count him out to 10 is that he saw that he wasn't…

Comment by mshap on 08-20-2011

Anrade showed very little, facing a shopworn 'name' who has been basically semi-retired for 3 years -- fans started booing him (deservedly) about the 5th round

Comment by rambov on 08-20-2011

[QUOTE=Tmann400;11014266]I wouldn't be so judgmental on him, this was a big, big step up for himm, especially considering the level of competion he was facing before. He showed skill and poise, it's common for a prospect to look slightly tentative…

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