WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0) will make the mandatory defence of his world title against Wales’ Liam Williams (23-2) on the 17th of April at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Andrade Williams will be broadcasted at European Prime Time on DAZN from £1.99/Month to accommodate the viewers from the UK due to Williams’s fan following and the lack of interest in the fight in the United States.
Additionally, this avoided a clash with the PBConFox card that night featuring the return of Tony Harrison against Bryant Perella and the Jake Paul-Ben Askren Triller PPV also featuring Regis Prograis.
The Andrade Williams Broadcast will begin at 8 pm GMT and is a 5-fight card. The Broadcast will begin with Otha Jones III (5-0) vs Jorge David Castaneda (13-1) and Artur Biyarslanov (7-0) vs Israel Mercado (9-0) both over 8 rounds.
They will then have a 10-round heavyweight contest between top amateur and rising heavyweight prospect Azerbaijan’s Mahammadrasul Majidov (3-0) against veteran Russian Andrey Fedosov (31-3).
The Chief Support for the broadcast will be the IBO Super Middleweight title fight between defending champion Carlos Gongora (19-0) and Christopher Pearson (17-2). Andrade Williams is expected to start no earlier than 11 pm GMT.
DAZN also broadcasted a fight night on UK Primetime earlier in the year with Garcia Campbell which also started at 8 pm GMT and had its main event around 11 pm. There will be an #MTKFIGHTNIGHT on the same night with the main event of the MTK Global show concluding right before the expected Andrade Willaims ring walks.
This card replaces the Jamie Munguia vs Maciej Sulecki card that was supposed to be broadcasted on European Primetime on April 24 but now due to Sulecki pulling out, Munguia will face D’Mitrius Ballard on US Primetime on April 23.
Promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing confirmed that the Andrade-Willaims title fight in Florida will have fans attending and a limited number of tickets went on sale at the end of March. They originally planned to do it in Providence but covid restrictions made that impossible.
By Darshan Desai