Andrade and Fox Outshine Main Event per Star Boxing

By Marc Livitz on October 26, 2017
Andrade and Fox Outshine Main Event per Star Boxing
Andrade’s victory over Alantez Fox outdrew the main event. (Boxing Bob Newman)

In any case, competition on television didn’t stop Star Boxing’s President from expressing his delight at such news…

This past Saturday evening, much of social media in terms of boxing was awash with everything from shock to celebration after Jezreel Corrales squandered his chance at the vacant WBA World Super Featherweight title. The brash Panamanian with often brightly colored hair had missed the contracted weight on Friday and was then knocked out by Puerto Rican contender Alberto Machado the following night. The eighth round stoppage win for Machado was interesting indeed, yet the night’s co-main event at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York apparently had a few more sets of eyes upon it.

HBO Boxing After Dark televised the evening’s fight card and news surfaced on Wednesday afternoon that Demetrius Andrade’s (24-0, 16 KO’s) twelve-round middleweight decision victory over Alantez Fox (23-1-1, 11 KO’s) outdrew the main event in regards to viewership on HBO.

According to promotional company Star Boxing, the Andrade/Fox bout peaked at 685,000 viewers, though no figures for the night’s main event were released. One reason for the difference in active peepers set upon the main event may have been the fact that boxing was going up against a red hot Saturday evening as far as sporting events were concerned. There were two college football games which had received a considerable amount of notoriety; however each failed to live up to its respective billing. Penn State topped Michigan by 29 and Notre Dame beat USC by a five touchdown margin. There was also the seventh game of the American League Championship series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.

In any case, competition on television didn’t stop Star Boxing’s President, Joe DeGuardia, from expressing his delight at such news. “I am very pleased with the ratings,” he said. “It is an anomaly when the co-feature bout does a higher rating than the main event.”

Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions agreed. “To have Demetrius pull in that viewership against the Yankees, Penn State, Notre Dame, Michigan and USC just shows the interest in an American boxer who can be considered one of the best out there” said the company president. “Those above mentioned teams are some of the most iconic programs and teams in American sports.”

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  1. Kid Blast 01:31pm, 10/26/2017

    Boo Boo needed to step up the pace and didn’t. Still, he has great skills.

  2. Fan 06:27am, 10/26/2017

    Boxing should have Talking Event with mouthing boxer.

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