Andrade vs Keeler - Photos by Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing - 01/30/20

January 31, 2020

Some highlights from Miami Fight Night. Part of having the opportunity to be creative on fight night often means working hard physically. I'm continuously running between backstage, where boxers prepare for their bout, to my photo editor that is ringside (as they edit fight photos too.) As it grew closer to the main event I started to lookout for boxers and celebrities in attendance. Some were ringside and some were in a VIP area that took over most of the second floor. As I was searching the VIP area I heard the roar of the crowd and ran to the balcony. Jake Paul had won his bout by TKO in the first round.
Fortunately I had my longer lens and was able to capture a photo of him as he stood victoriously on the ropes. I ran down to drop my card off to my photo editor then headed up to the third floor for the main event and first round. As I was taking a wide shot so I could capture the audience and ring, Andrade dropped Keeler. I zoomed in and captured Keeler still on the ring mat. As soon as the round ended I raced downstairs to hand the card to my editor and went ringside (opposite of our other photographer, Ed Mulholland) for the rest of the bout. Doing so gives us the opportunity to catch something one of us may miss or even just a different angle of the action or moment happening in the ring. I'm always a sweaty mess by the end of an event, but it's a thrilling rush that I wouldn't trade in because I love what I do.  


Photos taken on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Meridian at Island Gardens, Miami, Florida.

 

Avril Mathie after winning her bout.

Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Austin Williams warms up before his bout. Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Otha Jones III gets his hand wrapped before his bout.  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Alexis Espino walks to the ring.  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Former middleweight world champion Bernard Hopkins in attendance for Miami Fight Night.  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

7-division world champion Amanda Serrano and fellow boxer Xander Zayas  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Lil Pump Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Claressa Shields  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Mike Majlak and Logan Paul Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Daniyar Yeleussinov  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Nikita Ababiy Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Smokepurpp and Ronny J  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Joseph "JoJo" Diaz versus Tevin Farmer  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Joseph "JoJo" Diaz versus Tevin Farmer by UD to become the new IBF world super featherweight champion.
Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Jake Paul in the ring with his trainer and former world champion, Shane Mosley.  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Jake Paul defeats AnEson Gib by TKO in the 1st round. Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

Demetrius Andrade versus Luke Keeler.  Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

WBO world middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade defeats Luke Keeler by stoppage in the 9th round. Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA Boxing: Andrade vs KeelerBoxing: Andrade vs KeelerJanuary 30, 2020; Miami, FL, USA; warms up in the dressing room before his bout at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, FL. Mandatory Credit: Melina Pizano/Matchroom Boxing USA

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