Maciej Sulecki is just over a week away from a shot at WBO middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade, which will air as a main event on DAZN from Andrade’s hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.
Sulecki (28-1, 11 KO) will be the underdog, but he isn’t impressed by the credentials of Andrade (27-0, 17 KO), who has won titles at both 154 and 160. The 30-year-old Pole called on his experience against Daniel Jacobs.
“I am very happy I got this fight,” said Sulecki. “Daniel Jacobs was much better than Andrade — Andrade’s one of the weakest middleweights out there in my eyes. I know for sure that I’m going to put on a great fight and show it off. I know he’s a great fighter but he hasn’t fought anybody. He’s fought Jack Culcay who is no one, and I will show the world who I am and what I can do inside that ring.”
Sulecki is coming off of a win on March 15, where he survived a huge late charge from Gabriel Rosado, having to climb off the canvas twice in the ninth round. He was candid about what happened that night.
“The Rosado fight was going to plan until the eighth round, after that things changed,” Sulecki said of the fight. “It was a good learning experience and now especially since I’m fighting the champion next. I watched the fight at home and I said to myself, ‘What an idiot. What did I do?’ It was a very good lesson, it was two rounds that made me a better man.”
Sulecki isn’t underestimating Andrade, either.
“It’s only talk in the press conferences and on social media. On fight night, the fists will do the talking. Talk is cheap. He’s world champion and he’s very good so he’s confident, but I am very confident too and I hope he’s ready for what I am bringing to the ring as he’s never fought anyone like me.”