The fight between the WBO World Middleweight champ Demetrius Andrade versus challenger Demond Nicholson is about to begin this coming Sunday, January 8. The former, according to OKBET, is the clear favorite, and here’s why:
American boxer Andrade has never lost in his 31 fights. He also has a decent amount of knockout power at 61.29%.
Nicknamed “Boo Boo,” the 34-year-old boxer his 31 victories, and 19 were via knockouts.
Meanwhile, his opponent has also fought 31 matches. Nicholson has 26 wins, four defeats, and a draw.
Looking at their stats at BoxRec, the challenger is a much more efficient knockout artist than Andrade, with 22 knockouts. However, two of his four losses were by technical knockout. The first was against Lekan Byfield in 2014, and the second was in 2018, courtesy of Jesse Hart.
Furthermore, the champion has a longer reach than the challenger. Nicholson only has 185cm, while Andrade has 187cm.
However, the 29-year-old boxer from Maryland will not give the champ an easy title defense on Sunday. In a virtual media conference last Wednesday, he said his main objective is to “win and shock the world.”
“Beating Andrade would help me rewrite my story. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in the game of boxing. So this win is going to help me start a new narrative.
“I just have to go in there and do what I do best, which is box. I think Andrade is one of the sharpest boxers on the planet; he just has his own style. I just have to box the way I know how.
“I can definitely put the division on notice. My belief is that me beating Andrade won’t stop him from eventually getting the big fights he wants.”
Andrade versus Nicholson Odds
As mentioned earlier, the Andrade versus Nicholson has odds in favor of the champion. The former has 1.04 compared to the latter’s 9.00.
Based on the prediction, it is clear that the challenger would most likely lose the fight.
Andrade’s technique backs up the odds. According to Boxing Insider, he is always a threat to whoever gets in the ring with him. The website described the boxer as “slick and hard to get to.”
They also claimed that top-notch fighters would have difficulty fighting Boo Boo because of how elusive and slippery he is. His downside, however, is that he lacks power.
In case Andrade wins the bout versus Nicholson, he will have the opportunity to challenge big names in his division (Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant, and David Benavidez). But if Nicholson is on point this Sunday with his punches, there is no guarantee that the champ will finish the fight unscathed.
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