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Demetrius Andrade on Benavidez Battle – ‘Get Your Popcorn’

Demetrius Andrade On Benavidez Battle- "Get Your Popcorn"

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Demetrius Andrade on Benavidez Battle – ‘Get Your Popcorn’

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Demetrius Andrade on Benavidez Battle – ‘Get Your Popcorn’

Former WBO middleweight champ Demetrius Andrade will step on his biggest stage yet, when he battles fellow unbeaten former WBC 168 lb. world champ (current “interim” titleholder) David Benavidez on PPV Saturday nigh in Las Vegas.

And, for the outspoken and humorous Andrade, he’s ready for the challenge.

Andrade and Benavidez met with the media for their final press conference Tuesday afternoon and the 35 year old Providence, RI, native made clear he intends for it to be entertaining.

Demetrius Andrade Speaks on Upcoming Benavidez Battle

Demetrius Andrade Ready for Benavidez Fight

“Get your popcorn ready. I’m excited for this bout. I’ve been patiently waiting and this is the greatest fight that can be made at 168 pounds right now. We’re two fighters who are willing to make it happen. No fuss, no fight. I’m just ready to go. It’s war time,” Andrade said Tuesday.

“David and I agreed to make this happen and now we’re here. At the end of the day, I have nowhere to go and he has nowhere to go. May the best fighters fight each other. That’s what we’re proving and that’s what we’re doing.”

The Two Top Super Middleweights

Andrade is correct, as he and Benavidez are the top two names for contenders at 168 lb. and it’s likely, especially if Benavidez wins, that one of them gets a 2024 shot at undisputed champ Canelo Alvarez. For his part, Alvarez, who just defended September 30th in a 12 round decision over Jermell Charlo, intends to be back in the ring for “Cinco de Mayo” weekend in May and a likely in a Las Vegas PPV defense.

The Mexican fighter is in line for a shot, while holding the WBC’s interim belt, and obviously, that’s a reward for Andrade, should he come out victorious on Saturday night.

The bout will headline the final Showtime Boxing PPV Saturday night and you can see it through our friends at without a subscription by clicking play below,

The task for the southpaw Andrade won’t be easy, as Benavidez is an aggressive fighter, who will likely take the action to him – as proven by his impressive performance against Caleb Plant. However, Andrade is counting on his movement and defensive style to frustrate the Mexican-American in this one.

However, Andrade, who made five defences of his WBO middleweight title has championship experience, as well.

One thing is for certain- it’s high stakes for titles and lots of money in a future fight for whoever comes out on top.

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