Demetrius Andrade's next world title defense could have him go to Providence, Rhode Island.
According to a report from Mike Coppinger, Andrade has agreed to terms to defend his WBO middleweight title against Maciej Sulecki. The title fight would take place on June 28 and be streamed on DAZN.
SOURCES: Demetrius Andrade and Maciej Sulecki have agreed to terms for a middleweight title fight June 28 on DAZN. The fight will be held at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, Andrade’s hometown. Great to see fighters built locally— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) April 23, 2019
Andrade has held the WBO title since winning the then-vacant title in October 2018 when he defeated Walter Kautondokwa in Boston. The title was vacant at the time because former champion Billy Joe Saunders vacated the belt after failing a drug test weeks prior to his planned fight against Andrade. Since then, Andrade has defended his title once, against Artur Akavov in January at Madison Square Garden.
Sulecki put himself in position to fight for the WBO world title when he defeated Gabriel Rosado on March 15 to win the WBO International title. Sulecki was always planned to be Andrade's next opponent but the Polish fighter's status was in jeopardy after it was revealed that he is dealing with a hairline fracture in his right hand. Sulecki fired back at the rumors that he was going to be out of the running for the title fight by saying that he was going to be ready in time to fight Andrade.