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Demetrius Andrade is prepared for Vanes Martirosyan on Nov 9

October 7, 2013

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These next two months are going to be huge for boxing fans. HBO looks to get back in the mix with a lot of interesting matchups. In November they will host their big ppv draw as Manny Pacquiao gets back in the ring. Before that huge fight HBO will showcase a triple header that features rising star Mikey Garcia. On that card a new fight has just been announced as two former Olympians collide. 2004 Olympian Vanes Martirosyan will take on 2008 Olympian Demetrius Andrade. Both fighters are undefeated with Vanes having only one draw on his unblemished career. Vanes has been calling out all the shot callers in the 154 pound division. If he can get past Andrade he not only will earn major respect, but the vacant WBO junior middleweight championship. Here is what Andrade had to say about his chance to be a champion.

“This title fight is part of my journey,” the 2007 AIBA World Championships gold medalist Andrade said. “When I first started boxing, I said that I’d fight in The Olympics, become world champion, and retire undefeated. I will become the first boxer from the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team to become world champion as a professional. This is the opportunity I’ve waited for my whole life. It is going to open my door to stardom, letting boxing fans know I’m here. This is it!”

Then Andrade added this to say about his opponent.
“He’s already had 34 fights and this is his first title fight, which says something about him. He doesn’t do anything great. He’s not slick, his feet are all over the place, and he jumps in to throw punches. He walks in, loading up to throw big punches. He wasn’t impressive against (Erislandy) Lara or even Joe Greene.

For more in the coming weeks on this fight stay tuned. As The Heavy Bag continues our rise to bring you all the great action!

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About robbase2324

I am a writer for The Heavy Bag where I cover the sport of boxing. I started liking the sport every since I could walk. I grew up watching the great fighters with my dad like Sugar Ray, Hector Camacho, Chavez Sr. to name a few early fighters I watched. My biggest influences are Roy Jones Jr., Oscar de La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, and Parnell Whitaker. I started freelance writing for The Heavy Bag in November. I have many articles on the site covering Jonathan Banks, Gamboa and 50 Cent, Alfredo Angulo, and Hammerin Hank Lundy. I do extensive research before I write on a particular subject before I write my articles. A lot of work us very fact based and I touch subjects in the fighters life that make up them as a person. You can reach out to me via twitter @robbase232401.

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