Namibia’s world title hopeful, Walter Kautondokwa, says he’s determined to shock the world by knocking out American Demetrius Andrade when they clash at the TD Garden in Boston on Saturday, 20 October.
Kautondokwa (17-0 16KOs) has replaced Billy Joe Saunders in the bout and the unbeaten former Super-Welterweight World ruler, ‘The Executioner’ is full of belief that he can add to his formidable knockout record in Massachusetts.
The Namibian has only been the full distance once, during his September 2013 debut, and the 33-year-old has blasted six foes away in the opening session and 14 of his opponents before the halfway point of their contests.
Boxingnews24.com said ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade (25-0 16KOs) must reset his radar from training for the tricky southpaw Saunders to the big-hitting African. Kautondokwa has inspiration close to home in his camp for his first World title fight.
His stable-mate Julius Indongo landed a World title clash at late notice and starched Eduard Troyanovsky inside a round in Russia to win the IBF Super-Lightweight crown, to crash into the elite, going on to face Terence Crawford for all the titles at 140lbs.
Number 2-rated WBO Middleweight Kautondokwa believes he can make the same impact at 160lbs.
“This is a huge opportunity for me and one I will take with both hands,” he said. “I’ve been in the gym and I am 100 per cent ready to get to Boston and add Demetrius to my KO record.
“I’ve earned my spot as the number two challenger in the division and I fear no man as Demetrius is a great fighter, but I know that I can knock any 160lber in the world, and that includes Andrade.
“He’s been preparing for Billy Joe, who is a technical guy that doesn’t have power but I am going to be a nightmare for him this Saturday night and I am ready to become a major player in the middleweight division.”
Kautondokwa’s clash with Andrade is part of a huge bill in Boston with three World title bouts on the slate.
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