Andrade-Nelson, Monroe-Khurtsidze in The Works For June 11?

By Steve Kim

On June 11th from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov makes his Showtime televised debut against John Molina. Now the rest of the broadcast is starting to come together.

A source has advised that a junior middleweight contest between Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15KOs) and Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15KOs) is in the works, as is a middleweight bout between Willie Monroe Jr. (19-2, 6KOs) and Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21KOs).

Andrade, the former WBO 154-pound titlist, who just recently re-upped with Banner Promotions and Star Boxing, was supposed to have faced Charles Hatley as part of the WBC tournament but they were unable to strike a deal with Hatley, who just signed a promotional deal with Don King.

Demetrius Andrade

Nelson was in the ring earlier this month and blew out Jonathan Batista in two rounds. Andrade finally broke his inactivity streak last October, when he returned to the ring and stopped Dario Pucheta in two rounds at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. It was his first bout since June of 2014.

Monroe was last seen in May, where he was halted in six by Gennady Golovkin. Khurtsidze recently bludgeoned the previously undefeated Antoine Douglas in twelve round on March 5th.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-01-2016

Can't wait to see "White Tyson" again! Nice card!

Comment by Tobi.G on 04-01-2016

I say Khurtsidze beats Monroe. The guy is not the most talented or most powerfull but hes a gamebred relentless animal. And this time he has more time to prepare.

Comment by Baltimore on 03-31-2016

Nice. Looking forward to this card! :boxing:

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-31-2016

Why did Andrade sign with Banner Promotions again? Seems like it would have been a better idea to go with someone else.

Comment by sicko on 03-31-2016

So I guess it was Andrade Promoters holding him down until he committed to a new contract :lol1: Any that is a excellent Card if they get it done! Andrade vs Nelson is a Mainevent Quality Match!

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