Andrade-Sulecki Highlight Quotes

By: Jason Marchetti
Photos: Emily Harney

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade and challenger Maciej Sulecki faced off today at a press conference announcing their June 29 fight at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI.

Maciej Sulecki: “Special thanks to America and the Polish community. I’m here because I want to win. He [Andrade] never fought a good opponent. This is my dream fight and I’m here because I know I can win.”

Demetrius Andrade: “It’s my time. Providence needs to come out and see me display my skills. The wolf is coming out. It’s time to break some bones and some ribs! I hope Sulecki has a good cut man. See you June 29th. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Andrade-Sulecki is official

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (27-0 17 KOs) will defend his title against Maciej Sulecki (28-1 11 KOs) on June 29 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island, Providence live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Andrade announced his fight at the Canelo-Jacobs unification clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“After tonight, there will be one guy with three of the belts, and I’ve got the fourth,” said Andrade. “Both guys (Alvarez and Jacobs) have been very vocal about wanting to unify after this fight, so let’s make it happen.”

Relikh: I’m smarter than Prograis

WBA super lightweight champion Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) believes WBC diamond beltholder Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) is ‘in for a surprise’ in their WBSS super-lightweight semi-final on Saturday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Relikh, who is training in Miami, defeated Russia’s tricky Eduard Troyanovsky by a unanimous decision, with all judges scoring it 115-113 in favor of the ‘Mad Bee’, to reach the semi-final.

What is your assessment of your performance against Troyanovsky?

“I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my performance against Troyanovsky. His style was quite inconvenient, as he didn’t engage. I am convinced that Prograis’ style will suit me much better.

Murat Gassiev Moving to Heavyweight

Murat Gassiev has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA, Ural Boxing Promotion and Warriors Boxing – and will move up to heavyweight in June as he prepares to fight on DAZN.

The 25-year-old is moving up from cruiserweight where he landed the IBF world title in June 2016 after beating Denis Lebedev in Moscow, defending it with a third round KO of Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in New Jersey in December 2017 in the quarter-final of the World Boxing Super Series and then adding the WBA crown with a dramatic final round stoppage of Yunier Dorticos in February 2018.

That victory led Gassiev to a final with Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed cruiserweight title, which Usyk won over the distance. Gassiev has mirrored the moves of Usyk by going up in weight and teaming up with Matchroom Boxing USA.
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Fighters set for Saturday’s IBF eliminators

Former world champions Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Caleb “Golden” Truax went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they meet in an IBF super middleweight world title eliminator that headlines on FS1 and FOX Deportes this Saturday from the Armory in Minneapolis. Also in attendance at the press conference were top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jack Culcay, who battle in an IBF middleweight title eliminator.

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QUOTES, PHOTOS & VIDEO FROM FORMER CHAMPION CALEB TRUAX CHARITY EVENT IN MINNEAPOLIS

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Minnesota-Native Truax Serves Up Meals for House of Charity Ahead of Showdown Against Former Champion Peter Quillin Saturday, April 13 in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes from The Armory in Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS (April 3, 2019) - Minnesota-native and former world champion Caleb "Golden" Truax gave back to his community Tuesday as he teamed up with The Armory to serve meals at House of Charity, a cafeteria and shelter just blocks from The Armory, where he will face Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin on Saturday, April 13 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

Truax was moved by the experience and related the struggles of the people he was helping to his own experience growing up and trying to make a career in boxing.

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Former World Boxing Champ Caleb Truax, of Osseo, To Serve Up Meals for House of Charity

Motivated by his own Childhood Truax Launches #CutNoCorners Campaign to connect with life's real Fighters

MEDIA EVENT AT A GLANCE

Who: Caleb Truax, professional boxer, serves meals and dishes up a light work-out   
Where: House of Charity/Food Centre - 714 Park Ave South Minneapolis
When: Tues April 2nd 11am to Noon -  PHOTO OPP
Why: Truax delivers message and #CutNoCorners campaign

Donations: go to  https://secure.qgiv.com/for/caltru

Minnesota boxer Caleb Truax is hungry for a world title shot and he can satisfy that craving with a win over fellow former champion Peter Quillin this April 13 at the Minneapolis Armory and live on FS1 and FOX Deportes. But first, the Osseo native will do his part to knock out a different kind of hunger.

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Prograis: "I just can’t wait to get it on!"

In exactly one month American Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs), the WBC 140lb Diamond champion, will be battling Belarus’ WBA title-holder Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) in the WBSS super-lightweight semi-final at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA.

Tuesday afternoon the New Orleans native, who is now living and training in Houston, entered the pre-fight press conference at the Cajundome oozing confidence on the top of a fire truck.

“I’m very excited to be here,” said Prograis who will be giving free tickets to first responders to attend the fight. “It’s like perfect here in Lafayette because it is the middle ground between New Orleans and Houston, my two homes. I just can’t wait to get it on!

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Unbeaten Rising Prospect Chris Colbert Takes on Mexico's Mario Briones, Plus Super Lightweight Jose Miguel Borrego Steps into the Ring as Part of Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS2 & FOX Deportes Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis - 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Sensational Prospect Joey Spencer Competes in PBC on FS1 Main Card Beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT & Headlined by Super Middleweight Title Eliminator Between Former Champions Peter Quillin & Caleb Truax

Sensational Prospect Joey Spencer Competes in PBC on FS1 Main Card Beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT & Headlined by Super Middleweight Title Eliminator Between Former Champions Peter Quillin & Caleb Truax

MINNEAPOLIS (March 26, 2019) - Unbeaten rising prospect Chris Colbert will take on Mexico's Mario Briones in a 10-round lightweight showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions Prelims on FS2 and FOX Deportes Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis.

Prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also see super lightweight Jose Miguel Borrego (14-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round attraction.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.

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TICKETS FOR WBSS 140- & 118-LB BLOCKBUSTER SEMI-FINALS IN LAFAYETTE ON SALE NOW!

Tickets from $25 for the WBSS Super-Lightweight and Bantamweight Semi-Finals – Regis Prograis vs Kiryl Relikh and Nonito Donaire vs Zolani Tete – at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, USA April 27 are now on sale.

American and New Orleans native Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) faces Belarusian Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs), who is training in Miami, in a super-lightweight semi-final and American-Philippine Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) meets South African Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) in a bantamweight semi-final.

Ticket Prices:
$400 – Ringside
$100 – Floor Seats
$60 – Lower Tier
$50 – Lower Tier
$25 – Upper Tier

Tickets from $25 are available here.

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Former Champions Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax collide April 13 on FS1

Top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko battles Jack Culcay in an IBF title eliminator and rising prospect Chris Colbert returns to the ring on the card at The Armory in Minneapolis.MINNEAPOLIS — Former world champions will go toe-to-toe as Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin faces Minnesota-native Caleb "Golden" Truax in a 12-round IBF super middleweight title eliminator that headlines a PBC on FS1 and FOX Deportes card on Saturday, April 13 from The Armory in Minneapolis.
 
Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will feature top middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko taking on Jack Culcay in a 12-round IBF title eliminator, plus unbeaten rising prospect Chris Colbert will compete in an undercard attraction.
 
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, go on sale Saturday, February 23, and can be purchased at the Armory and through Ticketmaster.

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BRIEDIS-GLOWACKI CRUISERWEIGHT SEMI-FINAL SET FOR RIGA ON JUNE 15

Latvia’s Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) and Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-1, 19 KOs) continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 200 lb division on June 15 at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.

Briedis and Glowacki both defeated their hard fighting quarter-final opponents by unanimous decisions November 10 last year in Chicago. Briedis beat Germany’s Noel Mikaelian to claim a spot in the semi-final, while Glowacki took the win against Russia’s Maksim Vlasov.

Now tournament No.1 seed Briedis and No.3 seed Glowacki will battle it out in Latvia’s capital for a place in the cruiserweight final of the World Boxing Super Series.

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Mark Anthony Hernandez & Jeison Rosario Meet in Rematch of Once-Beaten Contenders Saturday, February 23 in Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes from The Armory in Minneapolis, MinnesotaBeginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Once-beaten contenders Mark Anthony Hernandez and Jeison Rosario will rematch in a 10-round welterweight attraction as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is headlined by former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell taking on top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.

PBC Prelims on FS1 will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and feature unbeaten cruiserweight Efe Apochi (6-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round fight against once-beaten Earl Newman (10-1-1, 7 KOs), plus lightweight prospect Justin Pauldo (11-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round fight against unbeaten Donovan Estrella (13-0, 4 KOs), and undefeated 20-year-old prospect Money Powell IV (8-0, 4 KOs) facing Javier Frazier (8-8-1, 4 KOs) in a four or six-round middleweight bout.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.

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MINNEAPOLIS (January 16, 2019) – Former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell gets an opportunity to rejoin the championship ranks when he battles top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with welterweight championship contender Jamal James fighting in his hometown for a third straight time against Janer González in a special 10-round attraction in the co-feature.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and through Ticketmaster.

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By Mike Smith: #1 seed Mairis Briedis (25-1, 18 KOs) struggled to defeat fringe contender Noel Mikaelian (23-2, 10 KOs) by a controversial 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC Diamond title in their quarterfinal fight in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois.

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Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki and Russia’s Maksim Vlasov have studied each other thoroughly before their Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Final November 10 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Tickets are available to buy via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

“I’ve watched a lot of his (Vlasov’s) fights together with my coach and we have tactics ready,” said 32-year-old Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs).  “Of course, he does have a lot of weak points but he also has a lot of strengths.

“But I’m not focused on him, really. I don’t care what he does, what he eats or whether he sleeps a lot. I’m mostly interested in myself and what I do. Because I know that if I give everything, I’ll win.

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*All Times Are Central*

Thursday, November 8, 2018
2:00 pm                                   
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE – MEDIA ONLY
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL
Sauganash East Room – 14th Floor

Friday, November 9, 2018
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL
Wolf Point Room – 15th Floor
4:00 pm – Undercard Weigh In
5:00 pm – WBSS Tournament Fighters on Scale

Saturday, November 10, 2018
5:30 pm                            
DOORS OPEN 
UIC PAVILION
525 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60607

6:00 pm                             
FIRST FIGHT BEGINS
  
7:00 pm             
TELECAST BEGINS

9:00 pm
TOURNAMENT BOUTS BEGIN

Germany’s Noel Mikaelian believes he has what is takes November 10 in the Ali Trophy Cruiserweight Quarter-Final against Latvia’s Mairis Briedis at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, USA.

Tickets are available to buy via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

“Boxing is a really tough sport and somehow you get addicted to it," said 28-year-old Mikaelian (24-1, 10 KOs).

“If you are a boxer, you are a boxer for life. Boxing taught me that I am really disciplined; I got a dedication for the sport and I never give up."

Mikaelian is a former WBO Youth champion and WBO International Cruiserweight Champion, but his biggest test to date is only days away.

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Season I star Mairis Briedis (Latvia) vs. Noel Mikaelian (Germany) and Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) vs. Maksim Vlasov (Russia) are the two Quarter-Finals on an incredible doubleheader when the World Boxing Super Series comes to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, USA.

Tickets are now on sale via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The full exciting card for the event in Chicago will be revealed in the coming weeks.

US fans can watch the boxers questing for the Muhammad Ali Trophy LIVE on the global sports streaming platform DAZN.

To sign up for a one-month free trial, fans can visit DAZN.com or download the DAZN app to their preferred connected device.

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