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Demetrius Andrade to Fight Alantez Fox in HBO Co-Feature 10/21

By Keith Idec

For the first time since 2013, Demetrius Andrade will fight twice in the same calendar year.

BoxingScene.com has learned that the WBA world super welterweight champion will square off against Alantez Fox in a non-title, middleweight match October 21 in Verona, New York. HBO will televise the Andrade-Fox fight as part of a “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader from Turning Stone Resort Casino.

In the main event, Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (22-1, 8 KOs, 1 NC) will make a 12-round defense of his WBA world super featherweight championship against Puerto Rico’s Alberto Machado (18-0, 15 KOs).

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The 29-year-old Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs), a 2008 Olympian from Providence, Rhode Island, is one of boxing’s best fighters at 154 pounds. The skilled, strong southpaw has been plagued by inactivity the past few years, though, and has fought just four times since November 2013.

The former WBO 154-pound champion out-pointed Ecuador’s Jack Culcay (22-2, 11 KOs) by split decision in his last fight – a 12-rounder March 11 in Ludwigshafen, Germany – to win the WBA world super welterweight title.

Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) is the WBA’s “super” champion at 154 pounds and arguably is the best boxer in that division. Lara will defend his title against Cleveland’s Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs) the week before the Andrade-Fox fight, as part of a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader October 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The 6-feet-4 Fox (23-0-1, 11 KOs) will take a significant step up in competition when he challenges the 6-feet-1 Andrade.

The 25-year-old contender from Forestville, Maryland, most recently stopped the Dominican Republic’s Euri Gonzalez (24-11-1, 16 KOs) in the fifth round July 26 in Santo Domingo. Fox mostly has fought as a middleweight the past four years.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BennyBlanco on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=Santa_;18091869]Boo Boo's Middleweight and HBO debut! Can't wait :boxing: I hope he gets LeMule after this.[/QUOTE] HBO debut? WTF are you talking about? Andrade has already fought on HBO vs. Brian Rose.

Comment by BennyBlanco on 09-27-2017

HBO matchmaking = TRASH. Names vs. nobodies. Terrible.

Comment by Bud Crawford#1 on 09-27-2017

Because he has to chase them to fight them

Comment by Bud Crawford#1 on 09-27-2017

Andrade is the best 154 LB fighter hands down. Lara, and Charlo want no part of this guy

Comment by genrick on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18091005]Lara is the WBA super champ and Andrade is the WBA regular champ. Therefore that makes him Lara's mandatory. All he has to do is wait for the WBA to order that negotiations begin, which is set to happen in…

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