Heading into his major occasion tilt towards Artur Akavov, Demetrius Andrade’s objective was to make massive fights and proceed to remain energetic.

Preventing for the second time in three months, Andrade confirmed if he stays energetic, he is among the many finest middleweights on this planet in placing on a sensational efficiency in defeating Akavov by TKO at 2:36 of the 12th spherical to retain the WBO middleweight championship. Sporting Information had the battle scored 109-100 for Andrade on the time of the stoppage.

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With Akavov now behind him and his second win in 90 days, Andrade is searching for one of many greatest fish within the 160-pound time in former unified titleholder Gennady Golovkin.

“You place GGG in entrance of me, I’m going to destroy him,” Andrade instructed Chris Mannix in his post-fight interview.

Here’s what occurred at Andrade vs. Akavov.

Andrade vs. Akavov outcomes

Demetrius Andrade dazzles in controversial late spherical stoppage over Artur Akavov to retain WBO title

11:49 p.m.: Andrade def. Akavov by TKO at 2:36 of the 12th spherical to retain the WBO middleweight championship. The tip got here when Andrade was coasting within the last moments of the battle when he landed a jab adopted by a proper hand that Akavov appeared to dam regardless that it despatched Akavov again. For some motive, the referee stepped in and stopped the battle, a lot to the dismay of Akavov, who might have lasted the final 24 seconds of the battle. Not a superb stoppage. Akavov went 35 half of minutes. Why not let him end it off?

11:45 p.m.: Spherical 11 to Andrade (10-9, 109-100 Andrade).  “Boo Boo” making Akavov’s face goal follow. He saved flicking the jab realizing there’s nothing Akavov cannot do something about it. Regarded the referee was going to cease it, however Akavov insisted he is right here to battle.

11:41 p.m.: Spherical 10 to Andrade (10-9, 99-91 Andrade).  Good bounce again spherical for Andrade. An unintended conflict of heads brought on a deep lower over Akavov’s proper eye. Andrade capitalized by going to work on the attention and had blood gushing down Akavov’s face. Close to the tip of the spherical, Andrade linked on a tough jab which despatched Akavov again and shocked him, however the Rhode Island native didn’t put the foot on the pedal. Really feel he might have put him away there.

11:37 p.m.: Spherical 9 to Akavov (10-9, 89-82 Andrade).  What appeared to a different spherical within the books for Andrade, Akavov linked on a strong three-punch mixture to stun Andrade for a second. Akavov wants extra these moments if he’ll mount any kind of comeback.

11:33 p.m.: Spherical Eight to Andrade (10-9, 80-72 Andrade).  All Andrade. A clinic at it is most interesting. Could be good to see Andrade flip it up within the ninth spherical and attempt to put Akavov away, as he is ripe for the selecting.

11:29 p.m.: Spherical 7 to Andrade (10-9, 70-63 Andrade).  Magnificent physique work from Andrade. He stayed flat-footed and exerted every little thing he had into pounding the left facet of Akavov’s physique. It is to the purpose the place Akavov’s tucking his left arm to the facet to keep away from the onerous pictures, which is permitting Andrade to hit him to the top.

11:25 p.m.: Spherical 6 to Andrade (10-9, 60-54 Andrade).  Akavov is beginning to decelerate because of the continuation of punches from Andrade. If he continues to pound the physique, it is going to be open upstairs for a potential end.

11:21 p.m.: Spherical 5 to Andrade (10-9, 50-45 Andrade).  Stunning spherical for Andrade. The flicking of the jab is a factor at magnificence. It is maintaining Akavov at a bay. Akavov wants to determine get inside. Let’s have a look at if Andrade stays on the jab.

11:17 p.m.: Spherical Four to Andrade (10-9, 40-36 Andrade).  Akavov is making an attempt every little thing he can to make it a battle. However the jab and the hand velocity from Andrade is an excessive amount of for Akavov to deal with. 

11:13 p.m.: Spherical Three to Andrade (10-9, 30-27 Andrade).  It is all about exercise Andrade is consistently throwing and Akavov is not doing it sufficient regardless that he linked with a pleasant uppercut. Connecting on 14 punches via three rounds will not get him the title.

11:09 p.m.: Spherical 2 to Andrade (10-9, 20-18 Andrade).  One other good spherical for Andrade. I like how he begins by pounding the physique after which switches up by snapping the jab after which mixing it up the rest of the stanza. Akavov is standing there and doling out the punishment however must throw extra pictures to get himself into the battle.

11:04 p.m.: Spherical 1 to Andrade (10-9).  Could not ask for a greater begin if you’re Andrade. Popping the jab, nice footwork and throwing hooks at totally different angles. 

10:54 p.m.: It’s now time for the primary occasion as Demetrius Andrade defends his WBO middleweight title towards Artur Akavov. Andrade (26-0, 16 KOs) received the WBO middleweight title in October, defeating Walter Kautondokwa by unanimous choice. Akavov (19-2, Eight KOs) has by no means been stopped and comes into the most important battle of his life, profitable 14 of his final 15. To maintain his title within the pack in a deep division, Andrade wants one other spectacular exhibiting.

Pablo Cesar Cano upsets Jorge Linares by first-round stoppage

10:36 p.m.: Cano def. Linares by TKO at 2:48 of the primary spherical.  Cano dropped Linares 20 seconds into the battle with an overhand proper and the previous light-weight champion by no means recovered. Cano dropped Linares two extra occasions and it was solely a matter of time earlier than the Mexican fighter would put him away. They knocked heads after which Cano hit a left and proper hand to ship Linares out on his toes. Neatly, the referee stepped earlier than Cano hit Linares greater than he already did.

Undoubtedly, the most important win of Cano’s profession. He was the larger fighter, however you’ll be able to’t take away his efficiency. His again was towards the wall having misplaced two of his final three fights and he dug down deep and confirmed what he was manufactured from. 

10:24 p.m.:  It’s time for the co-main occasion of Andrade vs. Akavov: Jorge Linares battles Pablo Cesar Cano in junior welterweight motion in a 10 spherical bout. Linares (45-4, 28 KOs), a former three-division world champion made his 140-pound debut in September and scored a 3rd spherical knock out over Abner Cotto. Cano (30-6-1, one no contest, 21 KOs) has beforehand fought former world champions Shane Mosley, Erik Morales and Paulie Malignaggi. 

TJ Doheny runs via Ryohei Takahasi to retain title

10:05 p.m.: Doheny def. Takahasi by TKO at 2:18 of the 11th spherical to retain the IBF junior featherweight title.  Fairly good efficiency by Doheny. He closed the present within the 11th spherical by occurring a flurry, which included snapping Takahasi’s head again with a left hand. Doheny continued the onslaught with a left and a brief proper hand when the referee stepped in and put a halt to the battle. Give Takahashi credit score, he confirmed a ton of coronary heart to hold in there so long as he did. However Doheny’s fixed stress and overwhelming energy have been merely an excessive amount of.

Afterward, WBA titlist Danny Roman to say he needed to face Doheny subsequent. When two world champions need to unify belts, it must be the best way to go.

9:44 p.m.:  Doheny profitable handily after seven rounds. He is provedn to be the extra highly effective of the 2 and is the extra expert boxer. Takahashi is head searching at this level and goes to want land a hail mary shot to get again into it and have any likelihood at profitable.

9:27 p.m.:  Doheny sends Takahashi to the canvas halfway via the second spherical. A pointy proper hand adopted by a pair brief lefts despatched Takahashi all the way down to the mat. Solely a matter of time for Doheny earlier than he places Takahashi away. Energy is proving to be an excessive amount of to this point.

9:15 p.m.:  Kicking off the primary card of Andrade vs. Akavov is TJ Doheny defending the IBF junior featherweight title towards Ryohei Takahashi. This battle received added two weeks in the past to get Doheny, who simply signed with Matchroom Boxing, on the cardboard. In his final day out again in August, Doheny (20-0, 14 KOs) received the championship from Ryosuke Iwasa. Takahashi (16-3-1, 6 KOs) is a faculty instructor by day and trains at night time and solely had 20 profession beginner fights earlier than turning skilled in 2012. Takahashi mentioned within the lead-up that he had a sense the bout would occur, however to be sensible, it is nothing greater than a tune-up for Doheny.

8:50 p.m.: Chris Algieri def. Danny Gonzalez by unanimous choice (98-92, 97-93, 96-94).  An awesome begin for Algieri, however ended actually badly. Algieri got here out the aggressor, however appeared to blow via his gasoline tank and pale down the stretch. He appeared drained and saved wanting on the clock within the last two rounds. The win is could safe him a shot at present WBO titlist Maurice Hooker. Perhaps Algieri must reevaluate and take another battle to sharpen the toolbox earlier than he fights Hooker.

8:37 p.m.:  Gonzalez trying a comeback right here within the seventh and eighth rounds. He is let the arms go, coming ahead and has busted up the left facet of Algieri’s face. Nonetheless wants a end although to win the battle.

8:22 p.m.:  Algieri is properly in management midway via. Exhibiting fast arms and good footwork. Gonzalez wants to begin getting extra aggressive and throw the suitable hand or this will probably be a stroll within the park.

8:07 p.m.:  Proper now at Andrade vs. Akavov, Chris Algieri takes on Danny Gonzalez in junior welterweight motion in a 10 spherical affair. Algieri (22-3, Eight KOs) returned from a 31-month layoff to defeat Angel Hernandez by unanimous choice in November. After struggling the primary lack of his profession in November 2017, Gonzalez’s (17-1-1, 7 KOs) received three consecutive fights. A very good step up in competitors within the second battle again for the previous WBO junior welterweight champion.

8:00 p.m.: Amanda Serrano def. Eva Voraberger by knockout at 0:35 of the primary spherical to win the vacant WBO ladies’s junior bantamweight championship.  Serrano got here proper at Voraberger and did not let off the gasoline pedal. Serrano nailed Voraberger with a blistering physique shot adopted moments later by a straight proper to develop into the primary lady to ever win seven world title in seven totally different weight courses. What an accomplishment. You need to marvel who may be subsequent for Serrano (36-1-1, 26 KOs), as she will be able to make the declare of being the pound-for-pound finest feminine fighter on this planet. 

7:50 p.m. ET: Welcome to Sporting Information’ dwell protection of the WBO middleweight title battle between champion Demetrius Andrade and Artur Akavov. Seize the refreshment and keep locked in for what must be an thrilling night time of fights.

Andrade vs. Akavov battle card

– Demetrius Andrade vs. Artur Akavov for Andrade’s WBO Middleweight title

– Jorge Linares vs. Pablo Cesar Cano; Junior Welterweights

– TJ Doheny vs. Ryohei Takahashi for Doheny’s IBF Junior Featherweight title

– Amanda Serrano vs. Eva Voraberger for the vacant WBO Girls’s Junior Bantamweight title

– Chris Algieri vs. Danny Gonzalez; Junior Welterweights

Andrade vs. Akavov newest information

– Demetrius Andrade is searching for massive issues in 2019. Andrade tells Sporting Information that he is on the hunt for the marquee fights to get to the middleweight elite.

– Individuals really feel she’s loopy for dropping personal to junior bantamweight. Serrano explains to SN why the supply to make historical past was too good to move up.

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