The undefeated Olympian, world champion in two different weight classes Demetrius Andrade entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 26-0-0 (16 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.7 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez). In his last three fights he has beat Jack Culcay (Andrade vs Culcay), Alantez Fox (Demetrius Andrade vs Alantez Fox) and Walter Kautondokwa (Demetrius Andrade vs Walter Kautondokwa).
His opponent, Artur Akavov, has an official record of 19-2-0 (8 knockouts) and he entered as the No.31 in the same weight class. He lost to Billy Joe Saunders in 2016 (Billy Joe Saunders vs Artur Akavov) but then he has won over Josue Obando, Jean Carlos Prada and Gonzalo Gaston Coria. Andrade vs Akavov is valid for the WBO World middleweight title (Andrade’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, USA
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: WBO World middleweight title
Andrade’s previous fight: Demetrius Andrade vs Walter Kautondokwa
Andrade’s next fight: Demetrius Andrade vs Maciej Sulecki
Andrade vs Akavov full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube/Dailymotion/Facebook and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)
Click on the image to play the video (Andrade vs Akavov starts at 1:12:00)
Click on the image to play the video