Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) will be returning to the ring October 17th after having spent the last year in a half outside of the boxing ring. Andrade is considered one of the best contender in the division. Problems outside of the ring has kept Andrade from fighting over the past 16 months. Andrade is looking to get back into the public eye with a victory next Saturday night in the hopes of landing some of the top guys in his division. Here is what Andrade had to say about his fight:
"This turnout (of public) shows the support I have in Rhode Island. It's been a while since they've seen me in the ring, but they're going to start seeing me in big fights."
"The cream always rises to the top. I'm going to show that I'm the best 154-pounder in the world."
"It's been frustrating (16-month layoff). This is something I've been doing since I was six and not to do it has been tough. I've tried to stay positive, working hard in the gym to stay in shape, but sparring in a gym is different than being in a fight when your opponent is trying to take your head off. October 17th, people will see what I'm truly made of."