As he prepares to break his Atlanta training camp on Tuesday, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) has fully prepared himself for his November 9th showdown with 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes "Nightmare" Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant WBO light middleweight championship.
Andrade vs. Martirosyan will be part of an HBO tripleheader, airing live from Corpus Christi, Texas. The main event is a WBO junior lightweight title fight between defending champion Roman Martinez and challenger Mikey Garcia, while former world champions Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan clash in the co-feature.
Andrade, fighting out of Providence (RI), is co-promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Artie Pelullo’s Banner Promotions.
"We (Star Boxing and Banner Promotions) have worked together the past five years as Demetrius’ promoter and it is Demetrius’ time to show the World his talents," Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia said. "I’ve been on the road a lot in October, including my trip to Orlando for Delvin Rodriguez’ fight with (Miguel) Cotto, and Artie and I went to Atlanta last week to Demetrius’ training camp. Camp is winding down and Demetrius looks to be in top shape and ready to go. Next week we all head to Texas and are all looking forward to watching Demetrius win the world title."
The 25-year-old Andrade was originally scheduled to challenge then WBO champion Zaurbek Baysangurov last July, but the Russian pulled out of the fight with an injury and was stripped of his title belt, leaving the world title vacant for the Nov. 9 world title fight between the top two rated WBO 154-pounders, respectively, Martirosyan and Andrade.