The talented and unbeaten Demetrius Andrade (23-0, 16 KOs) is good to go against Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs) on Nov. 5th in Potsdam, Germany, after the two fighters have agreed to terms. RingTV reports that the fight will be for Cuclay's secondary junior middleweight title. Andrade's promoter Artie Pellulo has confirmed the news.
"The fight is 100% a go," Pelullo said in a phone interview. "The fight is 100% a go. The deal is done."
Showtime, who is sort of aligned with Andrade, won't be airing this fight though since they don't want to go head-to-head with Pacquiao-Vargas, which is also scheduled for the same day. Despite that, Pellulo expects the fight will be broadcast on another U.S. network but are still working on landing a home.
In the meantime, Pellulo hopes that another good showing from Andrade here will launch him into a much bigger fight on Showtime in early 2017.
"After the fight he comes back to the United States and it gives him a bigger position at 154 and 160," Pelullo said. "He's now a two-time junior middleweight world champion and he'll bring something to the table when there's a Canelo or Golovkin fight. And there will be fights like that. Or one of the Charlo brothers. It will be a meaningful fight for him because now he's a champion again."
Sauerland Event, which promotes Culcay, won the purse bid for this bout with a bid of $425,144 and chose to hold the fight in Culcay's home country of Germany. Per purse bid rules Culcay will get 75% of the winning bid which means this won't be a huge payday for Andrade - but if this keeps his momentum going then all the better. Andrade has been sort of plagued by inactivity during what should be his prime years but most recently looked great against Willie Nelson this past June, stopping him in the 12th and final round.