Boxing is one of America’s pass time favorites. It has been popularized by significant figures such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and George Foreman. Currently, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has garnered much attention in the world of boxing due to his impeccable boxing statistics and classy character. This has made him the focus of many contenders that want to fight boxing’s best. Demitrius Andrade is one of them. Thus, they are both in the same weight division (154 lbs., junior middle weight), and both hold titles.
Demitrius Andrade is the current WBO Light Middleweight champion. He won the 2007 world championships as an amateur, and then made his professional boxing debut on October 23, 2008. Demetrius represented the United States in the 2008 Olympics were he grew significantly as a boxing and a person. He is currently training for a fight on June 14, 2014 against Brian Rose to be televised on HBO.
Check out the Exclusive Interview with current WBO Light Middleweight Champion Demitrius Andrade:
Examiner: When did you begin boxing?
Demitrius Andrade: I began boxing at the age of 5, and I had my first fight at the age of 6. I was very young when I started because my father had his own gym. My brother was in the gym. Boxing helped me to develop discipline, talent and skill. This is also what I wanted to do, because it prevented me from hanging in the streets. Boxing taught me that there is more to life.
Examiner: What was it like competing in the 2008 Olympics?
Demitrius Andrade: The Olympics of 2008 was in Beijing, and it was an experience. I was the number one fighter, and most feared going in. I lost due to unfair judging of the Korean Officials.
Examiner: Who are you going to fight next?
Demitrius Andrade: I will fight Brian Rose on June 14, 2014 on HBO. He is 25-1, and I am 20-0 with 13 KO’s.
Examiner: Who do you want to fight next?
Demitrius Andrade: I have the belt, so I want to fight champs. I am the best so I want to fight the best. It would have to be Floyd Mayweather. He is an amazing fighter and very inspirational.
Examiner: Is there anything else you want to say?
Demitrius Andrade: To all my fans, keep fighting and support me on Twitter @boobooboxing and on Facebook at https://zh-tw.facebook.com/boobooboxing, I’m a star in the making…”All Glory do to the Most High”.
Make sure you tune into Demitrius Andrade fight against Brian Rose on June 14, 2014 on HBO!