In a three-way deal that includes his own company, A Team Promotions, Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade has re-upped with Banner Promotions and Star Boxing on a "multi-year promotional contract," which will keep the former 154-pound titleholder and still-undefeated contender where he's been for a good while longer.
"We are very happy to have Demetrius re sign with Joe and I," said Banner Promotions president, Arthur Pelullo. "We are looking to move forward together with Demetrius becoming one of the major players in boxing. The next step is to win the WBC world title and then to unify all the title belts."
Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia added, "We have promoted Demetrius since he turned pro seven years ago. We believed then, as we do now, Demetrius is one of the most talented boxers in the world. We are all looking forward to a bright future together."
Andrade (22-0, 15 KO) had to work out issues with his promoters, but the 27-year-old is now set to move forward. He has a fight scheduled for June 11 on Showtime, where he'll face Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KO) in an eliminator for the currently vacant WBC belt. That title will be decided in a fight between Jermell Charlo and John Jackson at some point this spring.
Andrade won the vacant WBO junior middleweight title in November 2013, beating Vanes Martirosyan by split decision, and made one defense in June 2014, easily defeating Brian Rose on HBO. He was stripped of his title in August 2015, and returned to the ring in October with a win over Dario Fabian Pucheta in Connecticut.