WBO Champ tells Williams to bring it on Saturday night.
We've all heard the saying that 'talk is cheap'.
Well, this coming Saturday night at Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fl. WBO World Middleweight Champion, Demetrius 'Boo-Boo' Andrade (29-0 18 KOs). Wants his vocal challenger, Wales' hard-middleweight contender, Liam Williams.To back up his back talk and bring the challenge to the champion.
Andrade will be making the fifth defence of the WBO strap that he picked up against Walter Kautondokwa back in October 2018. Although, this will be the first time Andrade has graced the squared circle for 16 months.
"It’s one thing to be hyping yourself up and the fight,” said Andrade. “But you got to be concerned with what you are saying and back it up because at the end of the day, I don’t have two losses, I have never lost. They call him ‘The Machine’, but when I am done with him, he’ll be ‘The Rust Bucket’.
“You’re going to see the same you always see from me - a solid game plan, dominance, landing big shots, an all-around great performance and giving people what they have been missing, the sweet science.
“I don’t think he’s going to just lay down with all the shit talking he’s been doing, but when you finally get here, it’s different. Now you have to fight, and Liam is not going to stop my train. I expect him to bring the fight because this is his opportunity, but at the end of the day he’ll be able to say, ‘I lost to Demetrius Andrade’.
“Everyone says that they are going to do this and that with me, but reality bites, and when I touch them, they fall all around the ring and go running. It’s hard to hit me, they always end the night losing and saying, ‘wow, you are better than we think’.”
Williams has been on something of a hot-streak since moving up to 160 pounds. And, has either knocked out or stopped his last 7 opponents since losing his challenge for the 154-pound version of the world title against Liam Smith back in 2017. As previously stated, Williams has been very vocal about how he sees Andrade, and how their fight will go this Saturday.
“I’ve been quite vocal saying I’ll smash him, and I actually am going to,” said Williams. “I’ve waited for this for too long now, I’m not going to let it slip through my fingers, I’ll grab the opportunity with both hands.
“I just think he’s a complete weirdo, a very strange man. I’ve watched him for some time, I used to be a bit of a fan of him back then, now I get the chance to share a ring with him and punch his face in and I can’t wait to do it. I’m going to punch lumps out of him, nonstop. The first couple of rounds could be tricky, but I believe that I will get on top of him and start beating him up. I think he might overlook me, possibly.”
It is fair to say however, that none of those opponents come anywhere near to the level of talent that Andrade posseses. After all, the man from Providence, Rhode Island is a two-weight world champion, and won the World Championship in 2007 as an amateur.
Can Williams upset the odds that are overwhelmingly stacked in the champion's favour ... I guess we'll have to wait for Saturday and find out.