Demetrius Andrade outpoints Jack Culcay to win WBA light middeweight title

12/03/2017 07:46

Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs) outpointed defending champion Jack Culcay (22-2, 11 KOs) by a 12 round split decision to win the WBA light middleweight title on Saturday night at the Friedrich-Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

The Judges scored the fight 116-112, 116-112 for Andrade and 115-114 for Culcay.

Andrade won more rounds by being the busier fighter but the Germany-based Ecuadorian Culcay had his moments, and the American was hurt in the 12th from a barrage of punches.

With the win, Andrade captured the WBA 'regular' title. In addition, Cuba's Erislandy Lara is the WBA light middleweight 'super' champion.

Andrade previously won the WBO 154lb belt, which he defended once before he was stripped of the title due to inactivity.