Demetrius Andrade will Fight for a World Title

Star Boxing news release…

 On Saturday September 7th, former U.S. Olympian and undefeated Demetrius Andrade will vie for his first world championship, when he takes on fellow former U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan in a twelve round bout from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.


The bout, which will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing, will be the co-feature to the Super Middleweight clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera.


Demetrius Andrade of Providence, Rhode Island was a former world amateur champion and has a perfect professional mark of 19-0 with thirteen knockouts and is currently the number two contender for the WBO belt.

Vanes Martiroysan of Glendale, California is 33-0-1 with 21 knockouts. Martiroysan is the number one ranked contender. 


Andrade, who is co-promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, was scheduled to contend for the belt on July 6th but an injury to then-champion Zaurbek Baysangurov forced the title to become vacant, thus setting up this showdown of undefeated former Olympians.

“I am looking forward to this fight and have been waiting for this fight ever since I walked into the gym at age 7”, said Andrade.


“I always wanted to be champion of the world and on September 7th, I will be crowned champion.  I wanted to win an Olympic gold medal and since they took that from me, I am going to take this world title.”


“I was a 2008 Olympian and he made it in 2004.  Its great that the fans will get to see two Olympians battle on HBO”.  I know I will bring home the title.  


Said Joe DeGuardia, “My partner Artie Pellulo and I are extremely pleased Demetrius will have a chance to show his incredible talent on HBO on September 7th.  Artie and I would like to thank HBO, Top Rank and the WBO for making this great fight.   We are very confident Demetrius Andrade will become the next WBO Jr. Middleweight

Champion and the next star in boxing”