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Zach Parker: I Will Be The First To Stop Demetrius Andrade

Zach Parker is feeling unbeatable as preparations begin for his fight against Demetrius Andrade on May 21.

The WBO super-middleweight Interim title bout will take place at Pride Park, home of Parker’s beloved Derby Football Club. And the unbeaten Brit says by the time the fight is over everyone will know who he is.

“Trust me I will be the first to stop Andrade,” he said in a Queensberry Promotions press release. 

“I haven’t been as confident about anything in my life. I’ve been waiting for these big fights to show what I am about and on May 21 everyone will know who Zach Parker is.”

Andrade, no stranger to fighting British opposition, is moving up in weight with a view to landing a bout against undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. The American has made no secret of the fact he has wanted to fight the Mexican and Parker may be one of the few remaining hurdles to overcome. Parker, however, believes that Andrade, an unbeaten two-weight world champion, has seen better days.“I think he is on his last legs and his promoter [Eddie Hearn] hasn’t got behind him, has he? Not like my promoter [Frank Warren], that is what you are meant to do and get behind your fighter. He is 34, coming up a weight against someone who is big for the weight. You could see that in my last fight against Marcus Morrison, when a middleweight comes up, I just put them to sleep.”