06/27/2019 | News release | Archived content
On Saturday night, WBO Middleweight World Champion Demetrius 'Boo Boo' Andrade (27-0, 17 KOs) will make his second middleweight title defense against dangerous challenger Maciej Sulecki (28-1, 11 KOs) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and live exclusively on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Two-division world champion Andrade, 31, will fight for the first time as a professional in his hometown of Providence where he is largely considered the top amateur in Rhode Island history. The winner of Saturday night's scrap on DAZN could catapult themselves into consideration for a huge middleweight title unification fight.
Andrade's defense against Sulecki is part of a blockbuster night of action as unbeaten Briton Kal Yafai defends his WBA Super Flyweight title against mandatory challenger Norbelto Jimenez and former Heavyweight king Joseph Parker takes on Australian challenger Alex Leapai in a scheduled 12-round heavyweight fight.
Below is what the fighters had to say at today's press conference:
'It's me again. Tall, black and handsome. On Saturday, I am going to do what I have been doing. No disrespect to Sulecki, he's been in there with my boy Danny Jacobs and other guys I have fought. I heard Sulecki went into the hotel and put a drawing of me and it shows my head knocked off. But the last guy that did something like that, he got his ass whooped and he will get his ass whooped, too. Best of luck to all of the great fighters on the card this weekend. DAZN continues to do a great job keeping me active and getting these kids shine.
'I had my first few weeks of training out in California with Victor Conte. That went great. But hey, it's me again and this is my show. Good luck to Sulecki, I hope he puts on a good performance then gets his ass whooped.'
'Thanks to Matchroom, Eddie Hearn, DAZN, my team, my trainer. Everyone who made this opportunity possible. It was a very good training camp. Three weeks in Poland and then seven more weeks in New York. I am ready for a very tough fight with Andrade. Before I came to the U.S., I had great respect for Andrade. But when I came here, I lost all respect for him. He just talks too much. He thinks he is as good as the other great fighters like GGG but he is not. I know one thing about him, and it's that he doesn't respect anyone. He is disrespectful.'