Demetrius Andrade returns October 17 for the WBO International title

Former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade returns to the ring on Saturday, October 17 when he takes on Dario Fabian Pucheta for the WBO International title at The Mohegan Sun

Providence, RI (September 15, 2015)–It was announced today at the Rhode Island State House that undefeated former WBO Jr. Middleweight championDemetrius Andrade will return to the ring on Saturday night, October 17 when he takes on Dario Fabian Pucheta that will take place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The bout will be contested for the WBO International Jr. Middleweight title.

Andrade (21-0, 14 KO’s) will be returning for the first time in 16 months, and the October 17th bout will be the fight that will springboard Andrade back to a world title.

Andrade defended his title with a 7th round stoppage over Brian Rose on June 14, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Pucheta of Benos Aires, Argentina has a record of 20-2 with 11 knockouts. The 28 year-old has won three in a row which includes his last bout when he stopped Bethuel Ushona (32-2) on October 4, 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia.The show is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing, with the Andrade bout being promoted by Banner Promotions and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

“It’s about time that I get back in the ring. I am happy to be fighting at home in front of my fans. It is the most comfortable place in the world to be, and I look forward to regaining my title and defending in front all my loyal fans. I just want to thank them for their support during the last year. I look forward to seeing all of my fans at the fight,” said Andrade.

“I am looking forward to Demetrius getting back in the ring. We have been in the gym training hard, and he will be ready to put on a good performance on October 17,” said Andrade’s father/trainer, Paul Andrade

“I am very excited about Demetrius getting back in the ring. He is one of the top Jr. Middleweights in the world. I predict within a year that he will be fighting for and winning the Jr. Middleweight championship of the world for a second time,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo.

Said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing, “I am thrilled that Demetrius is back. I have always felt he has the ability to be the best in the world, and I expect that within the next year he will be an undefeated 2-time World Champ.”

“We are thrilled to bring our Olympian and former world champion Demetrius Andrade back to New England. This is where Demetrius grew up, honed his skills and developed into the championship-caliber fighter he is today, both in and out of the ring. Furthermore, we’re honored to bring this event to one of our favorite venues, Mohegan Sun Casino, and to work in association with two of the most trustworthy, honest and hardest-working promoters in professional boxing, Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions and Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing. They are more than just colleagues; they are lifelong friends. With the three of us working together, this event will continue to raise the bar and set the standard for professional boxing in the northeast,” said Jimmy Burchfield, president of CES Boxing.

Ticket prices are $25, $50, $125 and $200 (VIP). They can be purchased at www.cesboxing.com orwww.mohegansun.com or by phone at 401-724-2243/2254.

For more information visit www.cesboxing.com, follow @CESBOXING and @STARBOXING on Twitter and Instagram and “like” the official CES Boxing and STAR BOXING Facebook fan pages. Details also available atwww.starboxing.com and www.banner-promotions.com.

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COMMENTS

-Bernie Campbell :

This matchup is pure popycock! I understand they were gonna resurrect Daniele Eduorde for Andrade's next scrap!


-SouthPawFlo :

This kid is a great talent, but he has 0 charisma, 0 fan base and 0 marketability, not saying he needs to resort to "Broner-Esque" antics but he needs to do something to generate a buzz in the boxing game


-Radam G :

This kid is a great talent, but he has 0 charisma, 0 fan base and 0 marketability, not saying he needs to resort to "Broner-Esque" antics but he needs to do something to generate a buzz in the boxing game
Wow! Ouch! True dat! The game is more than just scrapping. As you said one needs "to generate a buzz." Holla!


-brownsugar :

The 154 division is stacked like never before. I am disappointed that Andrade vs Charlo couldn't be made. And I've never heard of the challenger, like most promoters, DeGuardia must feel that getting any title will put him into a better bargaining position to negotiate for top dollar once he takes possession of the strap. In the meantime Andrade's promoters are still in a legal battle with Roc Nation for allegedly interfering with their fighter and is attempting to sue for $20 million plus damages. The inactivity of Andrade is certainly not giving the gifted fighter any airplay outside of R.I... Andrade has beaten some notable Russian and American fighters in the amateurs including Keith Thurman but his career has been stagnating faster than warm beer lately. I hope this fight can at least get him back into the junior middleweight conversation.


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

The most disappointing thing about Andrade is that he has the ability and skills to potentially beat everyone at 154 and most at 160. He is a long and rangy southpaw with a very good jab and respectable punching power. He needs a new management team in my opinion.


-brownsugar :

The most disappointing thing about Andrade is that he has the ability and skills to potentially beat everyone at 154 and most at 160. He is a long and rangy southpaw with a very good jab and respectable punching power. He needs a new management team in my opinion.
ditto