On Thursday Demetrius Andrade and Maciej Sulecki would address the press two days before their battle for the WBO middleweight championship.
“Everyone keeps talking about Canelo-GGG for September,” Andrade’s promoter Eddie Hearn said to start the proceedings. “I understand that people are interested in seeing that fight again but what about Canelo against the winner of this fight for the undisputed status? That’s the biggest fight to make at middleweight.” “One thing that we have promised Andrade and his team is activity. This is his third fight in eight months, and I believe we will see a very special performance from him. In Sulecki, he brings it every single time. He is in great fights. He has a chance to thrust himself into life changing, legacy fights with a win here. He will do everything he can to beat Demetrius on Saturday night because he understands those odds.
“It’s me again. Tall, black and handsome,” the defending champion would tell reporters in his native Providence, Rhode Island. “On Saturday, I am going to do what I have been doing. No disrespect to Sulecki, he’s been in there with my boy Danny Jacobs and other guys I have fought.”
“I heard Sulecki went into the hotel and put a drawing of me and it shows my head knocked off. But the last guy that did something like that, he got his ass whooped and he will get his ass whooped, too. Best of luck to all of the great fighters on the card this weekend. DAZN continues to do a great job keeping me active and getting these kids shine.”
“I had my first few weeks of training out in California with Victor Conte. That went great. But hey, it’s me again and this is my show. Good luck to Sulecki, I hope he puts on a good performance then gets his ass whooped,” the champion concluded.
“I am ready for a very tough fight with Andrade,” Sulecki told those in attendance on Thursday.
“Before I came to the U.S., I had great respect for Andrade. But when I came here, I lost all respect for him. He just talks too much. He thinks he is as good as the other great fighters like GGG but he is not. I know one thing about him, and it’s that he doesn’t respect anyone. He is disrespectful.”