Nelson did not manage to win a single round. Watching live, the main criticism that could have been directed towards Andrade was that he did knock out Nelson – but he did, in the last round at the 1:50 mark. As a natural junior middleweight, it is a weakness that an noncompetitive opponent went nearly twelve rounds with him as he landed at will, particularly when that opponent had been stopped before.
The otherwise well-roundedness of Andrade was impressive. He was equally impressive landing with both hands to the head and body - straight punches, hooks and uppercuts. His balance and gauge of height and distance were superb. As someone who is used to being taller than his opponent, that Andrade used Nelson's height advantage against him by dipping low under every punch Nelson threw at him was pleasing to the eye; it suggests that Andrade can adjust given the moment. There was also Andrade's side-to-side movement that made Nelson have to reset himself when he was attempting to be aggressive.
Nelson was knocked down in rounds one, eleven, and twelve – four times in total. He was finished off by a right uppercut that stunned him and lifted his chin into the air in plain sight – followed by a straight left hand and right hook.
Andrade continues to be intent on facing Saul Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, and Jermall and Jermell Charlo. I personally cannot view Andrade as an underdog to anyone at junior middleweight.
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