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Demetrius Andrede plans to whoop Brian Rose!
Demetrius Andrede (20-0, 13 KOs) is scheduled to make his first defense of the WBO junior middleweight title on Saturday, June 14, as part of an HBO-televised Boxing After Dark telecast. Andrede plans to light-up the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as he battles Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs).
Andrede-Rose, scheduled for 12 rounds, is the co-featured attraction underneath WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) and undefeated Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) of Huntington, NY.
Last November, Andrede, 26, Providence, RI, outpointed previously undefeated 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) through 12 rounds. The victory positioned Andrede into a big spot this Saturday on HBO. Andrede has worked extremely hard for his opportunity.
“Training camp was great,” Andrade said. “I worked on getting smarter and harder. We did some things differently than last camp: even faster movements, focusing on what parts of the body to hit, and being explosive. We worked on an all-around plan.”
Andrede, a former 2008 U.S. Olympian and 2007 World Championship gold medal winner, is expected to give Rose a boxing lesson.
“Everybody in boxing has pop,” Andrade said of Rose’s power (or lack of). “I just have to go in and do what I do best – pick him apart. I’m a bad man! I’m going to whip his ass. He’s getting knocked out. Fans are going to see why none of the top guys in my division want to fight me. I’m taking over!”