Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Saunders: Winner of My Fight With Andrade is Number '1' at 160!

Demetrius Andrade’s next fight is in Boston against a British fighter, so he decided to wear an American Revolutionary War uniform on Friday for the news conference to announce the fight for the Oct. 20 fight at the new Boston Garden against World Boxing Organization middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

The 28-year-old Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) is making the fifth defense of the WBO title he won from Andy Lee at the end of 2015. For his first professional fight in the U.S., he will face a former two-time junior middleweight champion from Providence, Rhode Island.

Both fighters competed in the welterweight division of the 2008 Olympics. Andrade (25-0, 16 KO) lost in the quarterfinals and Saunders was eliminated in the second round.

saunders-andrade (1)

Andrade previously held the WBO and World Boxing Association titles at 154 pounds. He won the WBO title in 2013 against Vanes Martirosyan but the WBO later stripped him for inactivity. He captured the WBA title last year against Jack Culcay and gave up the title to move to up middleweight.

“This is such a big fight. The two main men at Middleweight at the moment is GGG and Canelo - and neither of them want to fight me or Demetrius. There's a lot of smoke and mist in the division right now, and when it clears up I will be the man standing there," Saunders said.

 “All jokes and trash talk aside, this is going to be a really good fight. Does anyone want to fight Demetrius? No. Does anyone want to fight me? No. We have to fight each other to prove who the number one guy is. Technically, we are the best two in the division, and the winner is going to be number one. I'm World champion, I've been more active, I've boxed the better opposition - but I have to beat this man.

 “There's too much at stake in this fight to even think about losing - and I will prove that I am number one. If I turn up at my 100 percent best, it's good enough to beat him. He's a great fighter and he's been avoided, our paths have crossed and we have to fight. The winner is number one.”

Canelo Alvarez, who held world titles at junior middleweight and middleweight, and Gennady Golovkin, who holds WBA, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Organization middleweight titles, are facing each other on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.

After feeling like he was passed over for lucrative fights against the top fighters at 154 and 160 pounds, Andrade now has his first fight since October, a non-title win against Alentez Fox.

Saunders vs. Andrade is one of three world title fights on the card, which will be broadcast on the streaming service DAZN.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 08-31-2018

Why the urgency to be no1? Beat Ggg and you will be no1. Ggg s been the man longer and it has been a case of when.your ready for Ggg and that is now. So don't get ahead of yourself

Comment by HighLightReal on 08-31-2018

[QUOTE=Usetoloveboxing;19049306]Yeah, hes not fought anyone of note at 160, but he destroyed J-Rock at 154. A guy I thought before the fight had a good chance of beating him. Dont get me wrong, I dont like Charlo as a man,…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-26-2018

[QUOTE=mathed;19047308]How do you become #1 w/o fighting GGG?[/QUOTE] by either, beating the guys he cannot beat..... or, by beating the guys he will not fight e.g. Wilder becomes the man at heavyweight if he beats Fury Golovkin has never been…

Comment by Usetoloveboxing on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;19047187]How is the Saunder's winner up for no.4 with Charlo and Jacobs higher? Saunder's resume at 160 smashes both Jacobs and Charlo, plus he has a title. Charlo has done zero at 160.[/QUOTE] Saunders will give any of these guys…

Comment by Usetoloveboxing on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=HighLightReal;19047090]What has Charlo accomplished to warrant a higher ranking than Saunders at [B][U]Middleweight[/U][/B]? Your post reads as though Charlo is the Don and everything at the weight centers around him. He beat 1 injured and aged former contender, that's it.[/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Broadcast Team For PBC on FOX Shows Will Look Familiar UK News: Sean Dodd, Shaquille Day, Lewis Crocker, Benson Saucedo Seeks World Title in Hometown After Epic Performance Wilder: 12/1 Winner is The Best - Joshua Can't Beat Me, Fury, Ortiz! Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off Caleb Truax Very Motivated For Peter Quillin Crossroads Bout Michael Dutchover Aims To Clinch a Big Birthday Win Wilder: If Fury Can't Be Beat, Why The F*** Did He Hire Roach? Photos: Jaron Ennis, Raymond Serrano - Ready For ShoBox Clash Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Size Up at Presser Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Face To Face, Final Presser Vikas Krishan, Top Rank Promotional Pact Made Official Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Face To Face at Final Presser Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized Photos: Kavaliauskas vs. Roberto Arriaza - Set For Eliminator Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Ready For War Photos: Luis Ortiz Putting in Work For Travis Kauffman Fight Photos: Jarrett Hurd Grinding Hard For Jason Welborn Bout Euro News: Tyron Zeuge, Mikhalkin vs. Boesel, More Hooker: An Old Midget Hurt Saucedo; Being Tough Won't Be Enough Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury To Be Carried in Movie Theaters Joe Joyce Welcomes Ordered Clash With Hughie Fury Fury: At Some Point, I'll Have To Stand and Fight With Wilder Photos: Roman Gonzalez Putting in Work For Guevara Clash Fury: Joyce Sparring Had Nothing To Do With Training Camp Move Canelo vs. Rocky Fielding - Undercard Details Revealed Michael Conlan vs. Jason Cunningham on Warrington-Frampton Anthony Yarde is Pumped To Land Spot on Wilder-Fury Card Daniel Dubois, Bradley Skeete, Bowen Back on December 15 Wilder Co-Trainer: Fury Like Rubik's Cube, But He Can Be Solved Haye: Usyk Can't Get Hit Like That By Joshua; He Has Work To Do Porter: Errol Spence is Getting More Yards - And I Don't Like It! Photos: Hooker, Saucedo - Go To War in Sparring in 2012 Tyson Fury on The Therapeutic Value of Training Warrington: Something Tells Me Frampton is Not The Same Guy Horn Realizes That He Must Be Dominate Mundine To Impress Mikey Garcia Ready: I Have Everything To Beat Errol Spence! Hearn: Jarrell Miller vs. Whyte or Chisora Possible in Early 2019 Felix Verdejo's Next Bout Eyed For United States in Early 2019
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement