ANDRADE WINS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Demetrius Andrade TKO2 Alex Hloros... In Manchester, New Hampshire, junior middleweight Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (18-0, 13 KOs) displayed his entire arsenal and stopped Alexis Hloros (16-5-2, 12 KOs) in the second round on show featuring pros and amateurs. The 24-year-old Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, dropped Hloros early in the second round with a straight left and then finished the show with a right hook. Fernandez beat the count but the referee halted the action as the second round ended.
"I wouldn't say I was rusty, just cautious in the first round, feeling him out to see what he had," Andrade said after the fight. "I established my jab. I came out in the second round knowing he had trouble with my jab and left. I put some power and speed behind my punches. I showcased it (his entire arsenal); it looked good and sealed the deal."
[Andrade might finally feel ready to step up his level of opposition. He said afterwards:] "I want (Sergei) Dzinziruk (former WBO champion, 37-1, 27 KOs). His only loss was to the best, Sergio Martinez, and he just had a draw (Jonathan Gonzalez). His name would look good on my resume."
UNDERCARD: Vermont welterweight Chris Gilbert improved to 5-0 with a fourth-round win over Antonio Chaves Fernandez (1-8-1). Gilbert dropped Fernandez midway through the opening round, trapped him on the ropes in the fourth and ended the fight by way of technical knockout with a powerful right uppercut... [Toka Khan-Clary was advertised to fight on the show but promoters offered no explanation as to why his fight never came off].
Proceeds from the 11th annual Fight To Educate will benefit SEE Science Center (www.see-sciencecenter.org), The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education (www.stepheneducationfund.com), and New Horizons for New Hampshire. Fight To Educate is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be 'down for the count.' During the past 10 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations.
Joel Bishop WPTS3 John Rosa
West Forks, ME Lawrence, MA
Nico Clow WPTS3 Richie Ford
Claremont, NH Claremont, NH
Tevin Aleau WPTS3 Brandon Berry
Providence, RI West Forks, ME
Zack Morel WPTS3 Phil Kyser New Hampton, NH Stockman ME
Rory Stapleton WPTS3 Keenan Manzi Lancaster, NE Keene, NH
Wayne Stearns WPTS3 Angel Tricoche
Searsport, ME Haverhill, MA
source: press release