Demetrius Andrade stops Willie Nelson

Demetrius Andrade stops Willie Nelson

Photo credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME – Undefeated former world champion Demetrius Andrade put on a masterful performance against top-10 ranked Willie Nelson, flooring the former world title challenger four times including once in the opening round and emphatically in the final round to close the show (TKO 12, 1:38).

Demetrius Andrade delivered a statement, knockout victory over Willie Nelson, staking his claim as one of the world’s best in the stacked 154-pound division. In the opening bout, Dejan Zlaticanin knocked out Franklin Mamani to earn the vacant 135-pound world title and make history as the first native of Montenegro to win a world championship.

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Demetrius Andrade vs. Willie Nelson on Showtime Saturday

Demetrius Andrade vs. Willie Nelson on Showtime Saturday

Undefeated, former WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs) has his eyes on another title. The Providence, Rhode Island product will square off against hard-hitting contender Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KOs) in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York this Saturday night, June 11. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® will broadcast live (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

The winner of the 12-round co-feature will become the mandatory challenger to Jermell Charlo, an emphatic eighth round KO winner over John Jackson on May 21, to take the vacant WBC 154-pound title which aired on SHOWTIME.

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Provodnikov-Molina Jr., Andrade-Nelson conference call quotes

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NEW YORK (June 2, 2016) – Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov and John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr., along with Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and Willie “The Great” Nelson, hosted an International Media Conference Call on Tuesday in advance of their highly anticipated battles as part of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Also taking part was Arthur Pelullo, President of Banner Promotions, and SHOWTIME Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager Stephen Espinoza.

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Provodnikov-Molina & Demetrius Andrade quotes

Provodnikov-Molina & Demetrius Andrade quotes

(Photo credit: Emily Harney/Banner Promotions) NEW YORK (April 12, 2016) – Former junior welterweight world champion Ruslan Provodnikov, former world title challenger John Molina Jr. and undefeated former 154-pound world champion Demetrius Andrade participated in a media luncheon on Tuesday hosted by SHOWTIME® and Banner Promotions before beginning training camp for their June 11 showdown, live on SHOWTIME® from Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y.

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Demetrius Andrade vs. Willie Nelson on June 11

Demetrius Andrade vs. Willie Nelson on June 11

NEW YORK (April 11, 2016) – An outstanding super welterweight clash has been added to SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, June 11 as undefeated, former WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade will face hard-hitting perennial contender Willie Nelson in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator. The winner of the 12-round co-feature will become the mandatory challenger to the winner of the May 21 showdown between Jermell Charlo and John Jackson, who face off for the vacant WBC 154-pound title on SHOWTIME.

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Demetrius Andrade Is Back

Demetrius Andrade Is Back

Former WBO super welterweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade returned to the ring in October for the first time in 16 months and scored a second round technical knockout against the former South American champion Dario Fabian Pucheta. Andrade kept his undefeated record intact (22-0, 15 KOs) with a dominating performance and with the victory, claimed the vacant WBO and WBA International super welterweight titles.

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Andrade Beginning the Road Back to Top Level

Andrade Beginning the Road Back to Top Level

Undefeated former WBO 154lb champion, Demetrius Andrade (21-0, 14ko), is determined to bounce back from a nightmare period that has seen him out of the ring for 16 months, embroiled in promotional/contractual tussles, and ultimately stripped of the WBO title that was picked up last weekend by Britain’s Liam Smith.

Andrade hasn’t been seen since his dominant stoppage victory over mandatory challenger Brian Rose in June 2014, after which he turned down a $550k payday to face Jermell Charlo, claiming he was being courted by Roc-Nation Sports, who offered him the same $550,000 figure not to fight while they wrangled him out of his deal with Star Boxing and Banner Promotions.

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Demetrius Andrade – the Charlos are bums compared to me

Demetrius Andrade – the Charlos are bums compared to me

WBO world super welterweight champion Demetrius Andrade went on a rant during an interview with ThaBoxingVoice recently. He claimed that Canelo had ducked him in favour of easier opponents and then went on to say that the Charlo brothers, whilst good, were levels below him and were ‘bums’ in comparison to himself.

Andrade is currently undefeated in 21 bouts with 14 stoppages to his name. He made his way into the big picture with a win over the undefeated machine Vanes Martiosyan in 2013 where he picked up the then vacant WBO strap. He then came back in mid 2014 against Brian Rose. Rose was a british fighter with just 1 loss in 27 bouts but was brutally beaten around by Andrade and made to look slow and amateurish by the WBO champ.

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