By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (20-0, 13KOs) is ready for his upcoming mandatory defense against Brian Rose (25-1-1, 7KOs) on June 14th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Andrade has some very high expectations for himself. He believes two things - 1. that he will be the one to defeat pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs), and 2. He will be the one to take over when Mayweather walks away from the sport.
"I'm telling you right now, I'm the one to beat Floyd Mayweather. If [I don't face him] then I'll be the one to carry that torch. I guaranteed that to myself, because I believe it and I don't care what anyone else believes," Andrade told BoxingScene.com.
Since winning a world title, Andrade admits that it's not any easier to secure the big names at 154-pounds. Andrade is willing to fight anyone and says the bigger names want no part of him.
"The only bad thing is, nobody wants to fight me because I'm the champ. Usually when you're the champ everyone is calling you out, but I'm the champ and I have to call everyone else out," Andrade said.Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Demetrius Andrade