Demetrius Andrade

Undefeated 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade says Vanes Martirosyan doesn't realise how bad a night November 9 will be for.

The pair clash for the vacant WBO light-middleweight crown in Corpus Christi, Texas on triple headed bill featuring Nonito Donaire versus Vic Darchinyan and Mikey Garcia's maiden WBO featherweight title defence against Roman Martinez.

Andrade, 19-0 (13 KOs), was supposed to box for the belt in July, but then champion Zaubek Baysangurov pulled out due to injury and was stripped.

While Martirosyan has been talking about fights with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and others, Andrade has fully concentrated on Martirosyan and the task at hand.  Their only common opponent is Angel Hernandez, who Martirosyan defeated by 10-round decision in 2008, and Andrade stopped in the second round of his last fight this past January.

"He can talk all he wants about fighting other guys, but if he thinks fighting me is going to be a walk in the park, he's going to be in big trouble," Andrade said of Martirosyan.

"I'm coming for him and he doesn't know how bad that's going to be for him.

"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."

07/10/2013 22:34:02