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Andrade: I Am Willing To Risk It All

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade is willing to “risk it all” after he successfully defended his title on Saturday night in Florida.

The undefeated 33-year-old beat Britain’s Liam Williams in what was the Rhode Islander’s fourth world title defence after beating Walter Kautondokwa to win the vacant version in October 2018.

Attention now turns once again to that elusive big money, big name fight that has dogged Andrade’s career. His promoter Eddie Hearn called out the WBC champion Jermall Charlo but he is scheduled to defend his belt on June 19 against Juan Montiel.

“At the end of the day I am a champion,” Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) said in a Matchroom press release.

“I am undefeated. I shouldn’t have to inspire anyone to get in the ring with me for a belt, an undefeated record and a whole lot of money on the table.

“Whenever we can sit down and make something happen, I am willing to risk it all. I am ready to show that I am the best and to do that, I want to step in with those champions and they have to do the same thing as well.”

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