UPDATE: Middleweight Demetrius Andrade told Everlast that no, he hasn’t started discussions with promoters in seeking to find a new promotional home.
“Not yet, but we will soon,” he said.
Also, so you know, no, he won’t be fighting July 21.
“Nope,” he told me. “We’ve been negotiating my release for the last three months, not a fight. We never seriously considered fighting on the 21st.”
And, any one promoter in the lead to retain his services? Is Bob Arum leading the pack? “We are going to field offers from all of them, and then make the right decision.”
And at this moment, what he is feeling, mainly? Exhilaration? Relief?
“Definitely relief,” the New England boxer stated.
Demetrius Andrade, the Rhode Island based pugilist who is undeniably skilled but whose career has been beset by inactivity, has parted ways with his promoters.
Andrade (25-0), age 30, has split with Star Boxing (Joe DeGuardia) and Banner Promotions (Arthur Pelullo), it was confirmed today by the PA based Pelullo.
Yes, Pellulo told me, Andrade was released from his contract. “We left on very good terms, very amicable and I wish him the very best,” Pelullo told Everlast. And what length was left on the contract? Did Andrade pay his way out of the remainder of the deal? “No, I cannot mention anything about the deal, we just left on very good terms and everybody was happy and I wish Demetrius the very best in his future endeavors,” Pelullo stated.
Andrade himself Tweeted out the news at 4:15 PM.
He is slated, Boxrec says, to fight July 21, against Yamaguchi Falcao, from Las Vegas.