Demetrius Andrade Gets Real About His Upcoming Fight: “Liam Williams Is Not Somebody That’s on My Radar”

Published 03/30/2021, 3:00 PM EDT


In a few weeks from now, the WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade, will step inside the squared circle to take on his mandatory challenger, Liam Williams. This might prove to be his toughest test to date as Williams has a strong backing power and quality ring IQ.

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Yet, ‘Boo Boo’ is moving into this bout with extreme calmness and a composed attitude.

In a fresh interview with Brian Custer, he said, “I mean listen, Liam Williams is not somebody that’s on my radar. You know just speaking facts because, at the end of the day, he’s not an elite fighter, an elite-level guy that people like to tune into. So I mean but for him to I don’t know to get whatever knockouts that’s cool, that’s fine, happens.”

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Williams is a terrifying middleweight prospect with a track record of 23 wins and 2 losses. Since 2018, Williams hasn’t lost a fight and on top of that, he’s finished 7 opponents with T/KO. He has scary momentum on his side right now coupled with vast confidence to tackle the champion, Demetrius Andrade.

Despite all the given numbers above, the undefeated Andrade believes his adversary is not an ‘elite’ level contender.

Moving into this fight, Andrade will look to employ his experience against a resilient contender and defend his title hassle freely. ‘Boo Boo’ has defended his WBO title thrice until now. And on April 17, he will look to make it his fourth.

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Can Demetrius Andrade overpower Liam Williams?

Andrade holds a sublime track record of 29-0. In the course of his extensive run, he has battered every opponent to the pulp to solidify his spot in the 160-pound landscape.

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Williams is undeniably the toughest opponent for Andrade but the latter’s vast in-ring experience will play a pivotal role in this bout.

‘Boo Boo’ is definitely the favorite in this fight and needless to say, he will look to fare exactly against ‘The Machine’.

It will be interesting to see what Andrade brings up to the table to tackle his adversary. He’s spent substantial time in the gym to prepare for this fight and is pretty confident of getting the desired results.

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Who will you be rooting for in a fight between Andrade vs Williams?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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