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Andrade vs. 40-year-old Brewer on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights

Demetrius AndradeBy Chris Williams: If you’re interesting in seeing a mildly interesting fight between a talented but badly flawed fighter Demetrius Andrade (13-0, 9 KO’s) and 40-year-old fringe junior middleweight contender Grady Brewer (28-12, 16 KO’s) then tune in on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights tomorrow on August 19th for this 10 round bout at the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana.

Andrade, 23, is a 2008 U.S Olympian who is trying to find his way to the top. Initially, Andrade looked like a fighter that could have the makings of a future champion. However, in his fight against Alberto Herrera last June, Andrade looked very amateurish in winning an eight round decision.

Although he got the win, Andrade showed a lot of mistakes in the fight that need to be taken care of before he can make it to the next level. He has a tendency of throwing uppercuts too far away from the target and also takes his eyes of his opponent when he throws.

Additionally, Andrade likes to land and then stand around admiring his work as if he expects his opponents to topple over from his shots. The fact of the matter if Andrade doesn’t have big power, and his defensive skills are suspect. He reminds of a very, very weak version of Andre Dirrell without the defensive skills or power that Dirrell has going for him.

I don’t know who wins this fight. Brewer defeated promising junior middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero by a shocking 4th round TKO in his last fight in June. That shows you that Brewer can punch a little. If he connects with one of those big shots against Andrade, he’ll have an early night.

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