Kautondokwa in Boston for WBO middleweight fight against Andrade

18 Oct 2018 08:10am
REHOBOTH, 18 OCT (NAMPA) – Namibian boxer Walter Kautondokwa arrived in Boston, United States of America (USA) on Sunday ahead of his fight against Demetrius Andrade for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title fight on Saturday.
Kautondokwa, the WBO number two challenger in the division, became the next in line to fight Andrade after British boxer Billy Joe Saunders was refused a boxing license by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission for doping.
A media statement issued by his boxing stable on Wednesday said Kautondokwa, 33, and his team will have a hectic week, consisting of media interviews and training sessions.
The boxer's trainer, Nestor Tobias was quoted as saying they have been treated well by Matchroom, a sport event promotions company.
“They are a professional bunch of people and we look forward to the big fight. We need to remain focused on our final preparations ahead of Saturday,” he said.
Tobias said they have a huge task ahead of them and it was great to meet a legend like Freddie Roach, an American boxing trainer and former professional boxer.
“I am looking forward to the fight on Saturday, and I want to thank everybody for their support back home,” said Kautondokwa.
Kautondokwa has fought 17 times with no defeats, recording knockouts in 16 fights.
Andrade, 30, from the USA, has fought 25 times with no defeats and 16 of his victories came via knockout.