Demetrius Andrade makes winning return against Dario Fabian Pucheta
Last Updated: 18/10/15 8:34am
Demetrius Andrade made light of a 16-month ring absence when he stopped Dario Fabian Pucheta 50 seconds into the second round to secure the vacant WBO International super-welterweight title.
Andrade - the former holder of the full WBO title - gave Pucheta no time to settle, sending him to the canvas twice in the opening round, a straight left and a right uppercut doing the damage.
Pucheta bravely came back for more in the second but another stinging right hand from Andrade brought an end to proceedings, sparking wild celebrations in the partisan crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
In November 2013, Andrade had defeated Vanes Martirosyan via a split decision to win the vacant WBO super-welterweight title despite being knocked down in the first round.
In his first title defence in June 2014, he dominated his mandatory opponent Brian Rose, stopping the Blackpool-based boxer in the seventh round of the New York bout. But he was subsequently stripped of the title due to his inactivity.