Andrade Ready To Headline In Homestate
On Wednesday, Demetrius Andrade made it clear he’s putting his home state on his back and taking the steps to become the undisputed middleweight champion of the world.
“It’s that time—wow,” Andrade said on Wednesday to announce his homecoming fight against Maciej Sulecki, live on DAZN from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
“It’s my homecoming, it’s an exciting moment for me, my family and my team. It’s a great honor to be headlining at home,” noted Andrade.
This will be the third time Andrade has been in the ring in eight months and the second defense of the title he won in October 2018 following his signing with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA.
“I have wanted to bring a fight to Dunkin’ Donuts since we signed Demetrius and this is the first World title fight in Rhode Island in 28 years,” said Hearn. “We need the city to get behind this event and this great Providence fighter, this is your opportunity to come out and support an elite fighter that is one of your own.”
“The WBO is the final link to undisputed,” said Hearn of Andrade holding the only title not owned by Canelo Alvarez. “There’s a guy called Canelo with the other belts but you cannot be undisputed without this belt, and the winner on June 29 takes a step closer to being undisputed.”
“Maciej is a good fighter, there’s no doubt,” Andrade said of his opponent. “He’s had some tough grueling fights, he’s shown balls to win, but on June 29 that won’t happen. I’ve got an answer for everything he brings and this is my time – he’s got this far, but he goes no further – no one is stopping this train.
“I’ve been through a lot, people see me smiling but I’ve had to fight hard to be World champion, twice, and now I’ve got the chance to show my people what I do. The wolf is coming out, I’m breaking bones and biting hard – Sulecki comes to fight and that’s what I want, he’s going to show my skills off and show that I am the man in this division.”
Report: Boxing Scene