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Demetrius Andrade Inks Four Fight Extension With Eddie Hearn

Demetrius Andrade has signed a four-fight extension to his contract with Matchroom Boxing USA.
 
Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) defends his WBO World Middleweight crown for the third time against Luke Keeler in Miami on January 30 live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. 
 
‘Boo Boo’ landed the vacant title in Boston in October 2018 with a win over teak-tough African Walter Kautondokwa and followed that win by stopping Artur Akavov in the final round of his first defense in New York in January 2019.

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The Rhode Island ace went home for his second defense and thrilled his hometown fans at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence in June by putting Maciej Sulecki on the deck in the opening round en-route to a shut-out win over the Pole.
 
Irishman Keeler (17-2-1 5 KOs) travels to Miami in a bid to shock the world in his first World title fight, but Andrade wants to hold onto his title in style before attacking the big guns and fellow World rulers at 160lbs.
 
“I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA,” said Andrade. “We have had a great 18 months and we’ve got plans to have an even bigger 2020 and 2021.
 
“I’ve matured in the ring as I’ve been more active and sometimes I think, if these guys had fought me before they might have had a better chance against me, but now they are giving me the time to sign with Eddie and DAZN, get active and fight four times, sharpen the tools and get the ring rust off. So, when it comes their time, it’s going to be hell for them!
 
“As long as I am building my legacy, performing the way I need to perform and people are loving my style and the things I am doing, I am not worried about anything else as the fans are going to start demanding that these guys fight me.”
 
The two-weight World ruler was one of the first fighters to team up with promoter Eddie Hearn in July 2018 as he expanded the Matchroom Boxing empire to America with a billion-dollar deal with DAZN, and Hearn expects the Rhode Island ace to have a big year in 2020.
 
“I am thrilled to have signed an extension to Demetrius’ deal with Matchroom Boxing USA,” said Hearn. “Demetrius is one of the best 160lb fighters in the world and now is the time to deliver him the fights against the other elite Middleweights in the division, live on DAZN.”

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Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 01-25-2020

[QUOTE=Themanager;20346108]Andrade’s top 3 wins.... Martirosyan who was 33-0 and had a draw with Lara in Lara’s prime Culcay who was undefeated and a World Champion and was dead even with Derevyenchenko two fights ago And Sulecki who barely lost to…

Comment by Inspired on 01-24-2020

[QUOTE=Curt Henning;20343321]i absolutely love the brittards and dazn boys "hes active and getting paid...working on his craft...quality of opponents can only improve"...lol...you guys were dogging this dude hard before he signed with DAZN...nothing has changed with him since he went…

Comment by TheUptownKid on 01-24-2020

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;20343326]If he doesn’t completely school Keeler then he won’t get any fights after.[/QUOTE] That may be exactly how he gets a fight, come off as a vulnerable champ

Comment by Themanager on 01-24-2020

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;20344953]“Casual fan”😂😂😂 I go to more shows in a year than you’ve been to in your life you sad little troll. Andrade’s resume is terrible. And if you think otherwise. Tell me his top 3 wins and we’ll see how…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 01-24-2020

[QUOTE=Fangedgrowl;20345018]RJJ is right i dont see anyone worth noting on Andrades. However he is supremely talented, just too cautious for manys taste. Wish he would fight Devry, Charlo, Korobov etc.[/QUOTE] Completely agree mate, I actually like Andrade as a fighter,…

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