ANDRADE CAMP NOTES
Two-Time World Champion Demetrius Andrade
Andrade battles Alantez Fox on Saturday, October 21 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York and Televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
Undefeated two-time junior middleweight world champion, Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade chimed in on his upcoming 12 round middleweight bout with undefeated Alantez Fox when he makes his return to HBO® that will take place on Saturday, October 21st from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
The bout will be the live co-feature of an HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader card that will feature Jazreel Corrales defending the WBA World Super Featherweight Title against undefeated Alberto Machado and Ryan Burnett taking on Zhanat Zhakiyanov (tape delay) in a Bantamweight Unification Bout. The HBO telecast will begin at 10:05 p.m. eastern time
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THE LION RETURNS
Once beaten Lightweight prospect Sharif "The Lion" Bogere (29-1, 20KO’s) and Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (23-9-1, 13KO’s) will face each other in 10 rounds of action Saturday, Oct. 21st at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, NV for The Sin City Showdown, presented by Mayweather Promotions.
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BIVOL ELEVATED TO CHAMPION
The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee elevated Russian Dmitry Bivol to World Light Heavyweight Champion. The decision to elevate Bivol, who was Interim Champion until then, was made after the belt was vacated by the resignation of Badou Jack.
According to WBA Rule C.28, when there is a vacant title, the Committee may elevate the Interim Champion at discretion or order a match between the division’s two best ranked boxers to define the champion. In this case, it was decided to elevate to Bivol since the Committee considered that he meets all the requirements to be named regular World Champion.
Bivol will have to have his first mandatory fight before July 25, 2018, and can make voluntary defenses up to 60 days before that date. Thus, the 175-pound division has only one World Champion and the Interim Championship for this weight class has been eliminated.
Chris Jan Jaszczuk