Demetrius Andrade has made the sort of money that allowed him to purchase a gigantic home. But while he enjoys every square inch of it, he spends most of his time in the gym.
The hard work and effort that he’s put in over the last decade has led to world titles in two separate weight classes. Still, even with a stacked trophy case, Andrade (32-0, 19 KOs) has never landed a big-time fight against a notable name. In the coming months, however, that could change.
According to Andrade, his team is currently negotiating a deal that would see him take on current WBC super middleweight interim champion, David Benavidez before the year comes to an end. Although his motivation is never lacking, facing someone as good as Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs) is pumping him up.
“This fight gives me more drive and motivation to work hard of course,” said Andrade recently to BoxingScene.com. “I’ve preserved myself for this type of matchup.”
It isn’t every day that someone is banging on the door of Benavidez. The 26-year-old has pulverized practically everyone that’s been put in front of him.
At the age of 35, Andrade isn’t exactly in the infancy stages of his career. With the light at the end of his pugilistic tunnel as clear as day, the former Olympian doesn't believe that the world has gotten a chance to see his full arsenal.
Benavidez, nevertheless, is being viewed as idoneous to push him to the next level. With a well-taken care of body and a clear mind, all of the potential everyone has pontificated about over the years will finally be realized.
“I’m 35 years old but I’ve never been in no crazy wars so there’s still a lot of fight in me. This is the fight where you're going to be able to see what I’m made of.”