UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The stories, transcripts and the back-and-forth, he-said-she-said regarding the ongoing saga between former world champion Demetrius Andrade and Roc Nation Sports is available for public consumption with a few simple keystrokes.
Anyone who wants to follow the timeline can do so with ease. Battle lines have been drawn and fight fans have already chosen sides, basing their opinions on what has unfolded over the past 11 months since Andrade allegedly withdrew from his scheduled title defense against Jermell Charlo over a broken promise made by another promotional company.
Andrade, the undefeated, 27-year-old Providence, R.I., native who rose to fame as an Olympian in 2008 and won his first world title five years later, is impervious to the negativity.
“I don’t worry about what people say about me too much because at the end of the day I know the truth,” said Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs), who admitted he “can’t really talk too much about it” because of his ongoing lawsuit against Roc Nation.
“One thing I’ve learned in the sport of boxing, good press, bad press, it’s all good. I don’t feed into that. I always give people the truth and let my boxing skills do the rest of the talking for me.”
He’ll get his chance to let his hands tell the rest of the story Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2015 at Mohegan Sun Arena in a 10-round bout against Argentinian Dario Fabian Pucheta (20-2, 11 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) International Titles, his first fight in 16 months. The bout headlines CES Boxing’s “Gold Standard” event, promoted in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Artie Pelullo’s Banner Promotions.