Demetrius César Andrade vs. Liam Williams

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Boo Boo or the Machine?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2021.
  1. Andrade on points

    62.5%
  2. Andrade by stoppage

    9.4%
  3. Draw

    1.6%
  4. Williams on points

    4.7%
  5. Williams by stoppage

    21.9%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL. WBO middleweight title at stake, 4th defense of Andrade. Williams is the number two ranked contender, after Jaime Munguía.

    Bet you all didn't realize BooBoo even had a middle name, let alone with a diacritic. ;) Well, turns out his surname doesn't signify that he's your typical high-yellow light-skinned black guy with some vague Latino descent somewhere in his family tree but rather that he's Cape Verdean (which I should've guessed before now with his Rhode Island roots being a dead giveaway - that is basically the worldwide capital of the Cabo diaspora).

    His challenger is, unambiguously, a Welshman, and quite a proud one at that. He's probably his country's hardest-hitting prizefighter since Maccarinelli, and its most popular since "The Pride of Wales himself, Joe Calzaghe (as neither Cleverly nor Selby ever quite won over hearts & minds with the same acclamation). He looks to join their ranks holding a world championship in, technically, his first try for one (Smith I being for an interim belt).
     
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  2. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Booboo hasn't managed to win many fans over there
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  3. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Andrade is too skilled for Williams. Andrade on points - 116/112-117/111 type decision.
     
  4. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Williams gonna whoop him. Question is if he can get a decision. For some reason Judges love Andrades style. Personally, i think Andrade is the definition of boredom in a boxing ring.
     
  5. sasto

    sasto Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Had to steal my thunder on the Rhode Island/Cape Verde connection. His first name and appearance suggest he is not purely Cape Verdeanu.

    Anyway his whole career is a sham until he adopts this as his ring walk tune:

     
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  6. BoxerToxer

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    Williams is younger and tougher. I think he will KO Andrade.

    Andrade defeated Martirosyan by SD, the same boxer who Golovkin destroyed in 2 rounds. This tells a lot about Andrade.
     
  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Spot on
     
  8. Chuck Norris

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    No it doesn't. Andrade fought Martirosyan when he was an active and undefeated fighter. Golovkin fought a version of Vanes who was inactive for nearly two years and was coming off a loss against Lara.
     
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  9. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Amdrade is very awkward; it's tough to get a clean shot on him. He's the Cape Verde version of Maxim Vlasov.
     
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  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    He actually could be, if judging from just his skin tone; I know several full-blooded Verdean chicks at my job that are in fact even lighter than him. (remember, it was a Portuguese colony for a long ass time...like half a millennium, longer than most Caribbeans nations were - so they can run the gamut up and down the chromatic spectrum just the same as can any Hispanics from the West Indies...you can have Puerto Ricans, for instance, dark as undiluted coffee or snowy enough to be indistinguishable from their conquistador Spaniard forebears across the sea).

    As it happens, my research bears out that you're correct - he's only half, via his full-blooded CV dad, Paul. His mom is Sharon Andrade, née Parker (so presumably some long-ago imported and melting-potted flavor of American)
     
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  11. sasto

    sasto Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It wasn't the skin tone, just sort of overall appearance. But we can't hold that against him.

    Funny enough I know a couple people who grew up with an intense animosity to black people only to join the military and discover the rest of the country thinks they are black.

    This is the kind of complex irony only possible in Rhode Island, where a native understanding leads to the development complex, high IQ fighting styles.
     
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  12. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    If Williams manages to get inside, which with Boo boo's horrible style is a task then he will beat the living daylights out of him
     
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  13. BeantownAll

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    I'm taking Williams by stoppage.

    I just don't think Andrade wants to fight any more. He seems to be a very unhappy man.

    Based on the fiasco with BJS in Boston (which has seriously ****ed that city's chance of holding globally-significant fights for the foreseeable future) - Andrade does his fight-ducking a bit later in the game than is reasonable. He must certainly rank among Eddie Hearn's biggest mistakes. I don't think Andrade has a clue regarding how leverage really works and how far you can push people.

    I think Andrade and the sport are about done with one another.
     
  14. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have no idea who wins..head says andrade but I hope Williams does it..he's a good fighter
     
  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

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    Yeah, since then we have only hosted pro boxing events thrice in as many years:

    1. A small hall show a month after what should've been Andrade vs. Saunders (with Kautondokwa subbing in, and me, having gotten tickets for the original event for my b-day, sitting ringside disappointedly cheering on the Namibian with decreasing enthusiasm with every passing round :ohno) headline by Abraham Nova vs. Sulaiman Segawa
    2. Even smaller card a few days later headlines by Chris Traietti defending his New England cruiserweight belt against 5-9 Nicholas Lavin ..in a rematch of their 2017 bout where Traietti captured the vacant title by near shutout
    3. That double-header with Spike O'sullivan vs. Khiary Gray-Pitts and Mark DeLuca vs. Jimmy Williams that was streamed on the Dropkick Murphy's page on Facebook...poorly, with some feed dropouts at critical moments.

    ...and that's been it. This after we had some momentum going after DeGale vs. Dirrell being here drummed up/resuscitated some local interest in the sport.
     
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