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Fight Night: Andrade, Farmer and Roman defend World Championship Titles

Tonight there will be three World Cup battles in Miami (USA)!  Demetrius Andrade, Tevin Farmer and Daniel Roman will jeopardize their World Cup titles.  The defending champions are considered favorites in their battles.

WBO World Middleweight Championship: Demetrius Andrade vs.  Luke Keeler

Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (USA, 28-0-0, 17 Ko’s) will defend his WBO belt for the first time that night.  After the 31-year-old legal interpreter was able to secure that World Cup title against Walter Kautondokwa in October 2018 with a unanimous point victory, the former Jack Culcay vanquisher also prevailed against Artur Akavov and Maciej Sulecki last year.

Against his challenger Luke Keeler (Ireland, 17-2-1, 5 Ko’s) Andrade should face a solvable task.  With its five knockout successes so far, the standard boom is not exactly a knockouter.  The Irish World Cup candidate has not yet made any real impression and is therefore considered a clear outsider.

Demetrius Andrade already has other goals on his doorstep in the new year - but he doesn't want to underestimate his challenger!  Andrade: “I want the big fights and have always said that I am ready for Golovkin and Canelo!  But first of all, my full attention goes to Luke Keeler, whom I have to beat before I can fulfill my dream fights! ”

Super featherweight IBF World Championship: Tevin Farmer vs.  Joseph Diaz

For the 29-year-old Tevin Farmer (30-4-1, 6 Ko’s) it is the fifth defending title of his World Cup belt in super featherweight.  The IBF world champion wants to combine the titles this year so that he can tap the larger paydays.

The right-wing interpreter based in Philadelphia (USA) is boxing against Joseph Diaz (30-1-0, 15 Ko’s) next night.  The 27-year-old Diaz has an impressive battle record.  Even if the majority of the experts assume that the defending champion will win, the challenger is surely not to be taken lightly!

IBF / WBA World Championships in Super Bantamweight: Daniel Roman vs.  Murodjon Akhmadaliev

After super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (27-2-1, 10 Ko's) was able to combine the IBF and WBA world titles in April last year (point victory over TJ Doheny; editor's note), a title defense is now on the cards  the program.  The 29-year-old novel is dealing with the unbeaten Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0-0, 6 Ko’s).

Akhmadaliev, four years his junior, has only completed seven professional fights so far, but the challenger, who is based in Uzbekistan, has had an extremely successful amateur career.  The legal interpreter won the silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in Doha (Qatar).  At least for the 2016 Olympic Games, Akhmadaliev was awarded bronze.  Daniel Roman is still slightly ahead in the betting odds.  However, Murodjon Akhmadaliev is truly not a fruit!   

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