Demetrius Andrade is your new WBA “world” junior middleweight champion, following a split decision win over Jack Culcay on Saturday in Germany.
Andrade (24-0, 16 KO) won on scores of 116-112, 116-112, and 114-115.
Andrade stated: “I did everything I needed to do. I came to Germany and took the title. Culcay fought like a champion but I was the better man,” Andrade said. “It feels great. I never lost my [WBO] belt in the ring, so it feels like 'and still, and the new, and still undefeated world champion.’”
Asked about what he wants to do next, the 29-year-old fighter said, “I just want to fight the best. Line them up, and I will knock all the champions down.”
There has in the recent past been interested from Showtime about making a fight with Erislandy Lara, who holds the WBA “super world” title at 154 pounds.
Culcay falls to 22-2 (11 KO) with the loss.