BRONX, NEW YORK (July 29, 2013)-
The bout, which will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing, will be the co-feature to the Super Middleweight clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera.
Demetrius Andrade of Providence, Rhode Island was a former world amateur champion and has a perfect professional mark of 19-0 with thirteen knockouts and is currently the number two contender for the WBO belt.
Andrade, who is co-promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, was scheduled to contend for the belt on July 6th but an injury to then-champion Zaurbek Baysangurov forced the title to become vacant, thus setting up this showdown of undefeated former Olympians.
“I was a 2008 Olympian and he made it in 2004. Its great that the fans will get to see two Olympians battle on HBO”. I know I will bring home the title.
Said Joe DeGuardia, “My partner Artie Pellulo and I are extremely pleased Demetrius will have a chance to show his incredible talent on HBO on September 7th. Artie and I would like to thank HBO, Top Rank and the WBO for making this great fight. We are very confident Demetrius Andrade will become the next WBO Jr. Middleweight
Champion and the next star in boxing”