Culcay Plans To Derail Andrade’s World Title Assault
Photos: Team Sauerland
Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs) plans to “derail” Demetrius
Andrade’s (23-0, 16 KOs) World title assault when the
pair meet for the WBA World Super Welterweight
Championship on Saturday, March 11 at the
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Culcay, the defending champion from Germany, and
Andrade, the undefeated American challenger, exchanged
words today as they came face-to-face for the first time
at the press conference in Ludwigshafen.
‘’I would like to thank my team for getting me in great
shape for this fight,’’ said former WBO World Champion
‘’On Saturday, you’re going to see the A-train at full
speed steam rolling Jack Culcay. I beat him as an
amateur, and now, I’m going to beat him as a pro. This
ain’t going to be a three-rounder with training gloves
on. I’m going to give Jack a reality check right on his
In return, Culcay claimed he was more than ready for any
“check” Andrade has planned, and says he expects a
victory on Saturday to open the doors to highest level
of the sport.
“I am ready for any kind of check Demetrius is going to
give me! I have been waiting for an opportunity like
this for almost 10 years now,’’ said Culcay.
“After I beat Andrade, the doors are open for me to make
a big splash in the US.”
When asked for his opinions on the current betting odds,
Culcay insists it only fuels his motivation. “The odds
for this fight just motivates me even more,’’ he says.
‘’Maybe I'll go to the bookies and place a bet. That
way, I won’t only derail the “Andrade Express”, but also
make some money!’’
Also on the bill is talented youngster Leon Bauer (10-0,
8 KOS), who will be defending his IBF Youth Super
Middleweight Championship against Soso Abuladze (10-1-1,
7 KOs). The 18 year-old, who is fighting at home for the
first time, has the added pressure of not only retaining
his title but also taking his high school exams just
days before the fight.