Demetrius Andrade – Pound for Pound I’m The Best


Demetrius Andrade – Pound for Pound I’m The Best

By Xavier Porter,

Brooklyn, N.Y.

October 1, 2016

The 154 pound division is stacked with some of the best talent that boxing has seen in years. In fact, it may be the deepest division in boxing right now. The current champions in this division include newly crowned WBO super welterweight champion Canelo Alvarez, current WBC super welterweight Jermell Charlo, and his twin brother current IBF super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo, and the current WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara

Waiting in the wings to get another shot at a title fight is the former WBO super welterweight champion Demetrius Andrade of Providence, Rhode Island. Currently ranked at #1 in the United States and # 5 in the world as the best super welterweight boxer Andrade is ready to reclaim his position as the best fighter in his division.

Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade

Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade

“I was the most feared amateur and now I’m the most feared pro,” Andrade said.

“I’m the one to carry the torch. People need to stop waiting for the next Floyd Mayweather. I’m here and people need to follow me. Pound for pound I’m the best; pound for pound here I come.”

With record 23-0 (16 KOs) the 6’1 southpaw and 2008 United States Olympian is fully aware of great opportunities that lie ahead of him.

“There’s definitely a lot of talent in my division,” Andrade said.

“There are a lot of fights that can be made; there are good rivalries, good matches that can be made. There are good matches that can be made between fighters from 147 pounds to 154 pounds.”

Known to the fans, his family, and friends as “Boo Boo” the 28 year-old Andrade is eager to get back into the ring with an opponent in mind none other than the current WBO champion in Alvaraez.

“Canelo has to fight me,” Andrade said, “I’m his mandatory.”

“If he wants to keep his belt he’ll have to fight me. A lot of people know what’s going to happen if they put me in front of him. I’m not Smith (Liam, former WBO super welterweight champion) that can’t break an egg. This is real; this is my lifestyle. I don’t play when it comes to this. The best will have to fight the best and the world will have to see it happen.”

Andrade is not opposed to moving up in weight to fight the current WBA (super), IBF, WBC, and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade

Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade

“The only person I give credit to that Golovin has fought is David Lemieux,” Andrade said.

“If you have a ring iq you’ll see how easy it is to hit him and beat him. He’s fought Gabriel (Rosado), Curtis (Stevens), Willie (Monroe, Jr.), guys that can’t break an egg. I grew up with Daniel Jacobs (current WBA regular middleweight champion) in the amateurs program. If Jacobs fights on his A-game he’ll be able to defeat Golovkin. That reach is the biggest factor; Golovkin is a sucker for the straight shot and the uppercut.”

“I saw Golokin’s fight with Kell Brook (current IBF welterweight champion). Brook isn’t knocking out anyone. He hasn’t beaten anyone after beating Shawn Porter. If he’s willing to fight the elite at 154 pounds I’ll welcoming him in.”

Andrade won his last fight via 12th round stoppage of contender Willie Nelson 6/11/16.

With his re-signing to Joe DeGaurdia’s Star Boxing Andrade’s previous business matters and contract disputes are behind him. From here on out all business handling will be to push Andrade’s his career forward and straight to the top.

Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade

Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade

“We’re trying to work on a fight with the WBA,” Andrade said.

“We’re focused on who is ready to be the best. We want people to put their skills to the test. I step in with the best each and every time and I beat them all. We’re working on having my next fight very soon and when it happens please believe I’ll be more than ready.”

Andrade appreciates all the support he receives and he plans to show it each and every time he gets in the ring.

“Everything I’m, everything I’m involved in is to show the world that I’m the best in boxing,” Andrade said.

“I am 28 years-old and I have been a champion before. My training is my lifestyle. Now is the time to take my career to that next level. I appreciate the media. There’s no time out in this sports. I am a superstar and soon everyone will know it.”

Be sure to follow Andrade’s promotional company at

You can also follow and support Andrade at

Instagram: @boobooandrade

Twitter: @BooBooAndrade

Facebook: @Demitrius “Boo Boo” Andrade