HomeBoxingDEMETRIUS ANDRADE VS. LIAM WILLIAMS PRESS CONFERENCE & WEIGH-IN VIDEO | REAL COMBAT MEDIA
DEMETRIUS ANDRADE VS. LIAM WILLIAMS PRESS CONFERENCE & WEIGH-IN VIDEO | REAL COMBAT MEDIA
April 16, 2021
Demetrius Andrade – Windfall, Rhode Island – 29-0, 18 KOs – defending his WBO World Middleweight Title towards Liam Williams:
“I don’t know till I get in there with Williams. All of them say they’re going to do one thing to me, knock me out, beat me up, snatch my belt, they’ve all obtained a plan till they get hit after which it’s a special story.”
“It’s all good, it’s a part of the hype, it’s a part of their job to do what they should do to get of their thoughts however on the finish of the day I find yourself getting thoughts management over them anyway and we do what we do and get the W.”
“I’m very excited, it’s been since January final yr since I final put my palms on someone. We obtained the knockout towards Luke Keeler who was supposed to return and take what rightfully mine. Similar factor occurring right here, I’m again in motion in Miami, that is my second residence.”
“It’s going to be a terrific displaying, I’m prepared, I’m going to show up. If Williams goes to carry the struggle that all of us wish to see, then I’m all for it. There’s nothing unsuitable with it, I’m right here, I signed and I’m right here to indicate the folks what they wish to see.”
“No one goes to know till the bell rings on the finish of the day. I don’t sit right here and say that Williams is or isn’t going to carry the struggle. As soon as we get in there and if he does then we’ll see, if he doesn’t then he doesn’t. Everyone knows I’m going to carry the struggle.”
“On the finish of the day I prepare exhausting and smarter each single day, I’ve been doing this a really very long time. I’ve fought all of them already, there’s nothing new I’ve seen from Williams. Okay he’s robust and bringing it ahead, alright properly on the finish of the day I’m going to have the solutions for no matter he brings ahead.”
“I’m going to be glad to sit down again and watch the gorgeous boxing match that I placed on after I’ve beat him. I’ll watch and say hey you’ve carried out a terrific job banging a man that got here to struggle.”
“That’s what I’ve been doing, education folks, I’m an educator.”
Paul Andrade – father and coach of Demetrius Andrade
“Each struggle is a troublesome struggle; no one goes in there to lose. He’s going to attempt to put plenty of stress on us, however we’ve been there and carried out that, I solely really feel like he’s a one-dimensional fighter.”
“All he can do is come ahead, we’ll do every thing we now have to do, he’s not going to be to place the stress on. I don’t suppose he has the footwork to maintain up with Demetrius.”
“I don’t suppose anyone has seen Demetrius’ finest struggle but, nobody has introduced it out of him. Boo Boo has it in him to preform even at a better degree, however someone’s obtained to carry it out of him. If he’s the one, congratulations, carry it out of him as a result of we’ll give it proper again to you.”
“We all know we’re going to win; we’ve been successful, and we don’t know find out how to lose. We’re going to have an excellent struggle come Saturday and we’re going to maintain our belt.”
Liam Williams – Clydach Vale, Wales – 23-20-1, 18 KOs – obligatory challenger for WBO World Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade:
“It’s a large alternative for me, and I actually can’t wait to get my probability on Saturday night time to show I’m the perfect at 160lbs. I’m very excited and might’t wait to get my palms on him this Saturday.”
“To not get it twisted, I do respect him, he’s a terrific fighter and clearly three-time world champion in two completely different weight divisions, what’s to not respect? I’d be a little bit of a idiot to not suppose he’s any good wouldn’t I, however I see issues, weaknesses that I can exploit, I’m totally assured I’m going to do this Saturday night time and never simply going to win however win in devastating vogue.”
“I don’t plan on stepping into there and successful on factors. If it goes twelve then blissful days I nonetheless plan on successful, I’m going of their crash, bang, wallop and trying to take him out easy as that.”
“If I win this, I’ll be large star in Wales and in Britain. I’m simply very excited, it’s an enormous alternative and for me to win this it’s going to be life altering for me.”
Dominic Ingle – coach of Liam Williams
“It’s a terrific struggle, Demetrius is an efficient fighter, we’re not underestimating him, he’s very skilful and tough. He’s a top quality fighter.
“Look he’s [Andrade] 33 years previous, Liam’s 28, he’s bringing youth and aggression and on Saturday night time we’re anticipating an excellent struggle. Demetrius is calm and picked up, a really cool buyer and relaxed below the lights, very skilled, however that is Liam’s greatest alternative and he’s not going to waste it.”
“Demetrius is used to the stress, that’s what southpaws like, the stress coming and strolling onto the pictures. It’s obtained to be calculated stress, Liam can field, and he’s proven that – he likes to have a tear up and that’s generally his worst attribute.”
“We’ve obtained a plan on Saturday night time; he can struggle when he must struggle, and he can field when he must field. We’ve studied Demetrius, he’s an excellent fighter and calculated in what he does. Like I stated, we’re not underestimating him.”
Francis Warren – Queensberry Promotions, promoter of Liam Williams
“I’m very assured about it. For me Liam Williams is world class, this can be a big alternative for him to show that. He’s had a world title struggle earlier than towards Liam Smith in 2017, had the rematch and didn’t go his approach.”
“Since then, he went away, re-evaluated what weight he was going to marketing campaign at, and middleweight was the choice. Since then, he’s gone on a sizzling streak, 7 knockout wins and he’s gone from power to power with an excellent efficiency towards Atlantis Fox. I do know him and Demetrius share that opponent and on paper Liam did a greater job.”
“I fancy Liam to be the brand new WBO champion on Saturday night time and it’s going to be a enjoyable airplane journey again to Heathrow.”
“If you wish to discuss uncooked aggression, uncooked expertise, Liam’s obtained all of it. This man’s not been introduced as much as speak the speak, he’s going to stroll the stroll, struggle the struggle and I actually hope Demetrius has introduced his A-game as a result of with all due respect this man is on a special degree. I’m thrilled he’s obtained the chance to indicate what he can do.”
“That is the beginning of a implausible run of occasions for us, spring rolling into the summer season, we’ve clearly obtained Canelo arising subsequent month in an analogous weight class. It’s a terrific alternative for these two guys to make their declare on a implausible schedule and a platform that’s designed for boxing followers world wide.”
“As a Brit within the States it’s nice to have the time zone accommodated for the time zone again at residence and I believe that’s going to assist our followers take pleasure in it and our subscribers get worth for cash which is what we’re all about.”
Carlos Gongora – Esmeraldas, Ecuador – 19-0, 14 KOs – defending his IBO World Tremendous-Middleweight Title towards Christopher Pearson:
“I’m able to compete once more, I really feel so much higher and I’m prepared for the following struggle and to provide it my all.”
“The struggle was rushed; it was an advanced yr with Coronavirus and every thing else – athletes couldn’t compete, and I used to be on standby. It was a title struggle, and I used to be prepared to do this, all of it went properly. I’m at all times attempting to remain prepared within the health club, I’m at all times attempting to arrange due to the self-discipline I’ve.”
“I’m very grateful to characterize my nation with delight. For a very long time, there was no illustration, my uncle was the primary and now it’s me. I’m grateful I can characterize my nation.”
Christopher Pearson – Dayton, Ohio – 17-2, 12 KOs – difficult Carlos Gongora for the IBO World Tremendous-Middleweight title:
“I’m able to step as much as the plate and ship a sensational efficiency. I’ve obtained plenty of respect for Carlos, he got here on this previous December and placed on a spectator efficiency. Numerous credit score to him however he’s coping with a special beast with me, and I look ahead to displaying that Saturday night time.”
“At this level all there’s left to do is struggle. That is the simple half; all of the exhausting stuff is finished so I look ahead to getting within the ring and displaying my expertise Saturday night time.”
“168 is a glamour division since you’ve obtained guys who’re very technically sound, throw plenty of punches, obtained heavyweight knockout energy. Something can occur on this division; I believe that followers are going to take pleasure in these two athletes you could have on show. I believe we’re going to have the ability to showcase our boxing and it’s nonetheless the last word fight sport.”
Mahammadrasul Majidov – Baku, Azerbaijan – 3-0, 3 KOs – combating Andrey Fedosov over ten rounds at Heavyweight:
“That is good struggle for me, it’s an enormous struggle. I’m going go in there and present all my energy. I’m blissful that we’re beginning to struggle once more. I’ll attempt to placed on a terrific struggle.”
“I had an incredible profession within the amateurs, nevertheless it doesn’t matter now. I’m right here, stepping up each struggle and I need the larger names and fights each time.”
Andrey Fedosov – Shuya, Russia – 31-3, 25 KOs – combating Mahammadrasul Majidov over ten rounds at Heavyweight
“I used to be able to struggle on a regular basis after I was off, prepared on the camp coaching all day.”
“All people within the heavyweight division is a harmful man.”
“In fact, it’s a troublesome struggle, after all.”
Otha Jones III – Toledo, Ohio – 5-0-1, 2 KOs – combating Jorge Castaneda over eight rounds at Light-weight
“The chance is nice; Mexico didn’t go how I deliberate – that was my fault. I wasn’t listening to my pops however I went again to sq. one. I obtained cool with my pops, moved my camp, I’m prepared.”
“That’s why I can’t let Jorge try this. Mexico set me again, I’m on the lookout for revenge and he’s in my approach. I obtained to beat his ass like he stole one thing now.”
“It’s crunch time for me, I’m again on and looking out nice, feeling nice. I’m going to indicate that Saturday night time.”
Jorge Castaneda – Laredo, Texas – 13-1, 11 KOs – combating Otha Jones III over eight rounds at Light-weight
“It is a massive alternative for me and I’m right here to make an announcement.”
“It is a actually nice alternative for me to struggle Jones, with plenty of novice expertise. It’s simply motivation for me, to return and beat him and get a spot.”
Arthur Biyarslanov – Toronto, Canada – 7-0, 6 KOs – combating Israel Mercado over eight rounds at Light-weight
“I wish to struggle ever struggle with higher opponents. I wish to say thanks to Israel for taking this struggle. We had a terrific camp, although the final struggle obtained cancelled, it gave me extra time to coach, and I really feel greater than prepared.”
“Thanks to Israel for taking this struggle. He’s undefeated, 9-0, I’m undefeated, we’re younger and hungry. We had an incredible camp, 12 weeks, it was wonderful. If you wish to get recognized you need to struggle higher opponents and I’m trying ahead to it.”
“I had a terrific novice background, 2015 Pan American champion, 2016 Olympian, I’ve been to many worldwide tournaments too, so I’ve plenty of expertise. In relation to skilled boxing, I really feel like I match into it extra. The higher fights and opponents I struggle will present how good I really am. I’m very blissful to be right here and I’m trying ahead to Saturday.”
Israel Mercado – Pomona, California – 9-0, 7 KOs – combating Arthur Biyarslanov over eight rounds at Light-weight
“It’s going to be a terrific struggle; I’m trying ahead to it as properly. I’m excited for it, I keep within the health club all yr spherical. I obtained the decision a couple of month out and simply continued doing what I used to be doing, sparring contenders and ex-champions, I’m prepared for it.”
“Victory on Saturday shall be big, particularly on a platform like this. I’m prepared, I do know he has plenty of expertise and he’s signed; I’ve taken the more durable approach arising however I’m prepared for it.”
Alexis Espino – Las Vegas, Nevada – 7-0, 5 KOs – combating Ty McLeod over six rounds at Tremendous Middleweight
“After coaching all yr in 2020, for me to lastly get again within the ring in 2021 it felt good, and I really feel like I’m getting again in my rhythm after that struggle.”
“My group and I’ve been coaching actually exhausting. If Robert thinks I’m prepared for this then I do know for a reality I’m prepared. I get high notch sparring and I’ve been within the health club and haven’t stopped coaching since my final struggle. I’m excited for this, I like a problem.”
“I get to get every kind of sparring with different prospects, world champions. I sparred with Bivol this camp, I solely sparred him twice however I’m trying to return after this struggle.”
Ty McLeod – Bradenton, Florida – 6-0, 6 KOs – combating Alexis Espino over six rounds at Tremendous-Middleweight
“I’m able to go in there on Saturday and show my value, struggle exhausting and we’ll discover out what occurs.”
“That what I plan on doing, I’ve skilled exhausting for it so I plan on stepping into there and making an enormous assertion on Saturday night time.”
Aaron Aponte – Hialeah, Florida – 2-0, 1 KO – combating Javier Martinez over 4 rounds at Tremendous-Light-weight
“Every part’s figuring out, you retain popping out to Miami and placing on the playing cards – I’m very grateful.”
“It was wonderful listening to everyone cheer my title; I obtained the and confirmed out for Miami. It was a terrific expertise.”
“Now that I’ve skilled it and I used to be on such an enormous stage, I don’t suppose I’ll ever be intimidated in any respect. I used to be slightly nervous from being on such an enormous stage however now I’ve skilled it I’ll have the ability to deal with it higher and end the job.”
“I see myself on the entrance, I wish to shine and make an enormous assertion this struggle.”
WILLIAMS: I CAN KO ODDBALL ANDRADE
Welshman says he has the ability to dethrone WBO king Liam Williams says he has the ability and the center to knock out WBO World Middleweight king Demetrius Andrade at Laborious Rock Stay at Laborious Rock Seminole Laborious Rock Resort & On line casino Hollywood, Fl. on Saturday April 17, reside worldwide on DAZN and in affiliation with Queensberry Promotions.
Williams (23-2-1 18 KOs) has settled in Florida having accomplished his coaching camp on the well-known Ingle Health club in Sheffield, and the 28 yr previous is counting down the times to his long-awaited first full World title struggle towards the unbeaten Andrade (29-0 18 KOs).
Williams and Andrade have traded barbs on social media and the Welshman, who might turn out to be his nation’s thirteenth World champion with victory, thinks the instruments in his bag shall be sufficient to take the crown from the unbeaten champion.
“I don’t suppose he has the identical depth as me,’ stated Williams. “I put on my coronary heart on my sleeve. I can punch more durable than him. I’ve a greater engine than him. I’m going to carry all of it on the night time and I don’t suppose he has the solutions.
“He’s a clown. I don’t suppose he’s wired up proper, he’s obtained a screw unfastened. His mannerisms, the way in which he acts and talks on his interviews, he’s just a bit bit unusual and I can’t put my finger on it. He’s an oddball.
“It’s a dangerous struggle for each of us. He’s the champion and I’m the primary contender. If he loses, the belt goes and that’s his standing gone, however the identical for me, I’m again to the underside of the pile, there’s so much at stake and neither of us will take a backwards step and that’s what’s going to make it a terrific struggle.
“The end result is me successful, whether or not that’s over the space or inside the space, it doesn’t matter to me. So long as I take that belt again to Britain, I’ve little question about it, I’m tremendous assured and I don’t suppose there’s any approach that he beats me. I believe I can knock him out.
“I’ve had setbacks, I’ve had accidents, I’ve been instructed to retire, so getting my alternative is an actual achievement, however in saying that, that is the start of issues for me with extra large step-ups and I’m not keen to cease right here.”
Williams’ conflict with Andrade is a part of a stacked night time of motion in Florida as Carlos Gongora (19-0 14 KOs) defends his IBO World Tremendous-Middleweight title towards Christopher Pearson (17-2 12 KOs).
Heavyweight Mahammadrasul Majidov (3-0 3 KOs) is again in motion and on the lookout for a fourth straight KO win towards Andrey Fedosov (31-3 25 KOs), Otha Jones III (5-0-1 2 KOs) returns to the ring in a rescheduled eight-round conflict with Jorge Castaneda (13-1 11 KOs), Arthur Biyarslanov (7-0 6 KOs) faces fellow unbeaten man Israel Mercado (9-0 7 KOs), Alexis Espino (7-0 5 KOs) returns shortly over six rounds towards unbeaten Florida man Ty McLeod (6-0 6 KOs) and Florida native Aaron Aponte (2-0 1 KO) returns on the identical pace for his third struggle over 4 rounds towards Javier Martinez (4-7 3 KOs). ANDRADE WARNS WILLIAMS: ‘BACK YOUR WORDS UP’
WBO king tells Williams to carry it on Saturday night time Demetrius Andrade has warned Liam Williams to again up his speak as he defends his WBO World Middleweight title on Saturday night time at Laborious Rock Stay at Laborious Rock Seminole Laborious Rock Resort & On line casino Hollywood, Fl. on Saturday April 17, reside worldwide on DAZN and in affiliation with Queensberry Promotions.
Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) places his title on the road for the fourth time towards his Welsh obligatory challenger, with the unbeaten Rhode Island ace again in motion for the primary time since stopping Luke Keeler in Florida in January 2020.
Williams (23-2-1 18 KOs) has been on hearth since transferring as much as 160lbs with 5 KO wins from 5 fights, and the person often known as ‘The Machine’ has been vocal in his perception that he’ll take the crown from the Olympian.
‘Boo Boo’ has bit again saying he’s heard all of it earlier than from his title challengers, however desires the customer to again up his massive speak and convey the warmth within the Sunshine State.
“It’s one factor to be hyping your self up and the struggle,” stated Andrade. “However you bought to be involved with what you might be saying and again it up as a result of on the finish of the day, I don’t have two losses, I’ve by no means misplaced. They name him ‘The Machine’, however when I’m carried out with him, he’ll be ‘The Rust Bucket.
“You’re going to see the identical you at all times see from me – a strong recreation plan, dominance, touchdown massive pictures, an all-around nice efficiency and giving folks what they’ve been lacking, the candy science.
“I don’t suppose he’s going to simply lay down with all of the shit speaking he’s been doing, however whenever you lastly get right here, it’s completely different. Now you need to struggle, and Liam shouldn’t be going to cease my prepare. I anticipate him to carry the struggle as a result of that is his alternative, however on the finish of the day he’ll have the ability to say, ‘I misplaced to Demetrius Andrade’.
“Everybody says that they will do that and that with me, however actuality bites, and after I contact them, they fall throughout the ring and go working. It’s exhausting to hit me, they at all times finish the night time shedding and saying, ‘wow, you might be higher than we expect’.”