Kal Yafai & Demetrius Andrade retain titles as Joseph Parker sends message to heavyweights

Kal Yafai & Demetrius Andrade retain titles as Joseph Parker sends message to heavyweights
Yafai has been world champion since 2016

Britain’s Kal Yafai retained his WBA super-flyweight world title with a unanimous decision win over Norbelto Jimenez in Rhode Island.

It was the unbeaten 30-year-old’s fifth successful defence of his crown.

After the win the Birmingham fighter called out the likes of WBC champion Juan Francisco Estrada, and Roman Gonzalez, the former four-division champion.

“Those kinds of guys, they have to be next,” Yafai said.

“I want all the big fights. All the big guys.”

Judges scored the fight at 119-107 118-108 117-109 in favour of Yafai against

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Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade retained his WBO middleweight title in his first fight in his hometown since he turned professional in 2008 with a unanimous decision over Poland’s Majecki Sulecki on Saturday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

All three judges scored the fight 120-107.

Andrade, who previously held the WBO and WBA super welterweight titles, improved to 28-0 with 17 knockouts. He made the second defense of the title he won last October.

“I’m the best out there,” Andrade said. “I had to step up to the plate.”

Andrade dropped Sulecki (28-2) with a left hand in the first minute of the opening round.

He largely stayed at a distance from there

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Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade retained his WBO middleweight title in his first fight in his hometown since he turned professional in 2008 with a unanimous decision over Poland’s Majecki Sulecki on Saturday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

All three judges scored the fight 120-107.

Andrade, who previously held the WBO and WBA super welterweight titles, improved to 28-0 with 17 knockouts. He made the second defense of the title he won last October.

“I’m the best out there,” Andrade said. “I had to step up to the plate.”

Andrade dropped Sulecki (28-2) with a left hand in the first minute of the opening round.

He largely stayed at a distance from there, landing

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Jermall Charlo earns decision win over Brandon Adams despite suffering hand injury

Jermall Charlo earns decision win over Brandon Adams despite suffering hand injury

With his goal of a knockout as the headliner in his home city, WBC middleweight titleholder Jermall Charlo was forced to settle for a dominant unanimous decision.

Charlo (29-0, 21 KOs), a native of Houston, gave the partisan crowd at NRG Arena plenty to cheer for as he landed the harder and cleaner shots throughout to take home judges scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 118-110 against Brandon Adams.

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The finish simply wasn’t meant to be in this fight as the 29-year-old Charlo, who was elevated this week from interim to full titleholder by the WBC, was forced to

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Demetrius Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

Demetrius Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade retained his WBO middleweight title in his first fight in his hometown since he turned professional in 2008 with a unanimous decision over Poland’s Majecki Sulecki on Saturday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

All three judges scored the fight 120-107.

Andrade, who previously held the WBO and WBA super welterweight titles, improved to 28-0 with 17 knockouts. He made the second defense of the title he won last October.

“I’m the best out there,” Andrade said. “I had to step up to the plate.”

Andrade dropped Sulecki (28-2) with a left hand in the first minute of the opening round.

He largely stayed at a distance from there, land

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