Demetrius Andrade says he is 'slickest guy out there' ahead of WBO title fight
Demetrius Andrade says he is ‘slickest guy out there’ ahead of WBO title fight
Demetrius Andrade has vowed to prove himself as one of the pound-for-pound best in boxing by winning a world title in a second weight division.
The American became a two-time world champion at super-welterweight before stepping up to challenge for the vacant WBO middleweight title this weekend, live on Sky Sports, with opponent Walter Kautondokwa standing in the way of his 26th straight win.
He’s a top guy, and I’m taking it very serious.
“You know, everyone can punch in the sport of boxing,” said Andrade. “Is he unknown? Yeah, because where he’s from. He’s not from the US. [The] US is more popular for boxing, as far as being recognised.
“He’s a top guy, and I’m taking it very serious. He’s not coming from the bottom of the barrel. He’s made his way to be where he’s at, so now he’s in the ring with me, and I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do.”
Watch the action from Boston with Demetrius Andrade vs Walter Kautondokwa, Katie Taylor vs Cindy Serrano, Tevin Farmer vs James Tennyson, with Kid Galahad, Tommy Coyle and Scott Quigg on Sunday morning, from 12am, live on Sky Sports Action.