Rodriguez rocks, Andrade rolls in Rhode Island!

LINCOLN, R.I. (October 3, 2009) – Hot prospect Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) nearly pitched a shutout today, defeating battle-tested Darnell Boone by a unanimous 8-round decision in the main event on the “Saturday Afternoon Special” card at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. “Saturday Afternoon Special” was presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and DiBella Entertainment..

Rodriguez outclassed veteran Boone (16-13-2, 6 KOs)in an entertaining match, using his quick hands and reach advantage to pepper his game opponent, winning eight rounds on one judge’s card and seven on the two others. The learning experience continued for former 2-time national amateur champion Rodriguez, who is developing into a complete package.

“Boone is a helluva fighter,” Rodriguez commented. “He brought his ‘A’ game and he took some good punches. I didn’t put him away but learned a lot from this fight.”

In the co-feature, 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “The Extinguisher” Andrade (8-0, 6 KOs) and Chris “The Last Chapter” Chatman (4-1, 2 KOs) went to war in a true crowd pleasing junior middleweight bout featuring a pair of multi-talented, previously unbeaten southpaws.

“He was a tough opponent,” Andrade said after the fight before his hometown fans. “He fought a good fight. You know what I do. He came to fight and took it good. I used my head and boxed. I have nothing to complain about.”

“I felt I punished him and deserved victory,” a disappointed Chatman claimed. “Nobody is going to hit him harder or pressure him more. I will be back. I am a warrior. He won’t fight anybody like me, unless it is me again.”

Relentless punching Cape Verdean super middleweight Vladine Biosse (4-0, 3 KOs), former University of Rhode Island football player, passed his stiffest test to date and went the distance for the first time against Tafari Lawton (1-1).

Light welterweight Simeon Dunwell improved his record to 10-1 with a fourth round stoppage of David Marquez in the fourth round. Light welterweight Jesus Caro (5-0, 2 KOs) remained unbeaten by way of a unanimous fourth-round decision. Hartford junior middleweight David Bauza (2-0, 2 KOs) dominated Damien Butler until their fight was ended early in the second.

Andrade Train Keeps Rolling!

On Saturday at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island, the 2007 U.S. Amateur Champion, and 2008 U.S. Olympian, Demetrius Andrade improved his record to (8-0, 6KO) by beating previously unbeaten Chris Chatman (4-1, 2KO) in front of his hometown fans. The bout was promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Banner Promotions in association with Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports.

The 21-year-old Providence native Andrade, who is co- promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, and is widely considered to be boxing' s next superstar, came out in the first using his noticeable size and reach advantage to score telling blows to both the body and head of Chatman.

At the weigh-in on Friday words were exchanged between the two fighters, which concluded with Andrade promising to punish and Chatman, and that's just what he did, working off a crisp jab to continuously score vicious four and five punch combinations at will.

Andrade repeatedely, peppered Chatman from the outside. Chatman hung tough but he was outgunned by Andrade round after round. At the end of the day Andrade picked up another sensational victory, pitching a shut out on all three judges scorecards. For the highly touted Andrade this was his eighth fight as a professional in a little less than a year. Each time out he has been nothing less than spectacular and has showed why many boxing experts chose him as the top prospect to come out of the 2008 Olympics. Look for Andrade to be back in action very soon.

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Article posted on 03.10.2009

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