U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade versus Derek Ennis headlines ESPN Friday Night Fights at Mohegan Sun Arena
Star Boxing will once again showcase one of the most promising boxers in the world, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, against rugged Philadelphian Derek “Pooh” Ennis in a 10-round bout for the vacant North American Boxing Organization (NABO) junior middleweight title, headlining an ESPN Friday Night Fights show at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, February 10th at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.
One of the most gifted all around boxers, Andrade (15-0, 10 KOs) has been favorably compared to a younger, heavier Floyd Mayweather, Jr. because of their similar styles, featuring lightning quick feet and hands, superior defensive acumen and dominant victories. In Andrade’s five fights that have gone the distance, for example, he has won 30 of 34 rounds on the scorecards.
The 23-year-old Andrade, fighting only a short drive from his Providence home, was a 2007 World amateur champion who will be fighting for the seventh time on ESPN.
In his last two fights, the slick southpaw pitched a near shutout in August en route to a 10-round unanimous decision against veteran Grady Brewer, winner of The Contender II television reality series and stopped former world title challenger Saul Duran after three rounds last September in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Andrade is rapidly climbing the ratings ladder, ranked in the top 15 of all four major governing bodies: #9 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), #11 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), #13 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and #15 by the World Boxing Association (WBA).
Andrade is co-promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions.
The winner of the Andrade-Ennis fight will better position himself for a world title shot against WBO titlist Zaurbek Baysangurov (26-1, 20 KOs), of Russia.
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