Andrade Expects Glory In Homecoming
WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade looks to make his homecoming a memorable one, as the Rhode Island native defends his crown for the first time in The Ocean State.
Andrade, who won the title in 2018, defends his title fro a second time on June 29th against Maciej Sulecki, is excited to show the skills he honed around the world in-front of his hometown crowd.
“Fighting at home is really exciting,” said Andrade. “In a way it’s more exciting for the fans in Providence as I’ve fought all over the world already. So to give my hometown the chance to watch me display my skills, talent, work ethic is going to be great for them — they’re going to see greatness from one of their own. I’ve got two full passports from traveling the world and it’s a privilege to do that, to see the world and learn and gain experience, so to come home for such a big fight is great.”
“I’m an Olympian and a two-weight world champion,” Andrade said of his resume. “But that’s not enough because there’s a lot of people that haven’t seen my talent displayed in the mainstream like some other fighters, like Canelo Alvarez, as Golden Boy did a great job moving him and GGG had great promotion, too, but they’re not the greatest talents out there, they are just the most popular. It’s called prize fighting and I am looking to capitalize on that, with the capital,” Andrade said.
“I’ve got air in me now. Should I have been the guy like Canelo with the machine behind him? Yeah, I could’ve been that, but it didn’t fall that way for me, but now I’m here. I kept my focus in mind, body and soul and continued to grind, because anyone else, this boxing game is hard and people give up, especially when there’s no money coming in as you have to pay the bills.”
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