Hard work and dedication are what Demetrius Andrade is all about, as he is back to work training for the WBO Junior Middleweight title shot on Sept. 7 against Vanes Martirosyan.
At 19-0 with 13 KOs, Andrade said Tuesday that this is his time to shine.
"This is it. This is what I love. Now, I'm having fun doing this all over again. I'm waking up to WBO. Oh, yeah. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Coming from the most high and just grinding and my team believing in me and me believing in my team," Andrade said.
For Andrade, this is something he's been dreaming about since he starting boxing when he was 6 years old. A title shot live on HBO as the undercard to the Julio Caesar Chavez fight at a sold out Staples Center in Los Angeles.
"It's another chapter. You know, just opening that door to that next level, like this is it. I just got to come through and kick the door down and let them know I'm here, and this is where I'm standing, and I'm going to take over the rest of the division. But first I got to open up this door and let them know I'm here for the WBO, LA Staples Center, HBO in front of thousands, millions of viewers watching on TV. This is my time," Andrade said.
The bout will be shown live on HBO on Sept. 7 from Los Angeles.