PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – In front of a packed hometown crowd of 7,136, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) successfully defended his WBO Middleweight World Champion against dangerous challenger Maciej Sulecki (28-2, 11 KOs) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and live exclusively on DAZN. (photos by Ed Mulholland)
Andrade, 31, scored a first-round knockdown and did not cede a single round on the scorecards en route to a dominating unanimous decision.
In the co-main event of the evening, former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs)scored a convincing 10th round TKO stoppage over Australian challenger Alex Leapai (32-8-4, 26 KOs) to make a statement in his DAZN debut.
Highlighting the undercard action, Kal Yafai (26-0, 15 KOs) turned in an impressive performance to extend his reign as Britain’s longest-tenured world champion, beating Norbelto Jimenez (29-9-4, 16 KOs) by unanimous decision to retain his WBA Super Flyweight title. In a super welterweight contest, Massachusetts’ Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs) bested Canada’s Brandon Brewer (23-1-1, 11 KOs) by unanimous decision in a bloody brawl.
Three fast-rising Matchroom Boxing USA prospects, Alexis Espino (3-0, 2 KOs), Otha Jones III (3-0, 1 KO) and Raymond Ford (3-0, 1 KO), put on exciting performances to further bolster their unbeaten records.