Walter Kautondokwa recently stated that he is going to shock the world when he clashes against Demetrius Andrade at the TD Garden in Boston on 20 October 2018. Kautondokwa, with a 17-0 record which includes 16 knockouts, has recently replaced Billy Joe Saunders in the fight with the undefeated former Super-Welterweight World champ, and Kautondokwa is confident that he can add another knockout to his impressive record in Boston as he’s already been in training camp.
The 33-year old has only gone the full distance once in his career when he made his debut in September 2013. The Namibian has managed to blast away six foes in the opening session and a total of 14 opponents before they could reach the halfway point in their bouts.
Demetrius Andrade, with a 25-0 record which includes 16 knockouts, needs to reset his radar during training as he no longer faces a tricky southpaw but a big0hitting African instead. Kautondokwa also has inspiration very close to home in his training camp as he prepares for his first major world title fight.
Julius Indongo, Kautondokwa’s stable-mate, has managed to land this world title bout at late notice after Kautondokwa defeated Eduard Troyanovsky in Russia to claim the IBF super-lightweight title to make it into the elite and went on to clash against Terence Crawford at 140lbs. Kautondokwa strongly believes that he will have the same impact when he enters the 160lbs category.
Walter Kautondokwa Comments on Upcoming Bout
“This is a massive opportunity for me and I will accept it with both hands,” stated Kautondokwa. “I am in the gym all the time and will be 100% ready for my bout against Demetrius where I’ll add another KO to my record. I’ve managed to earn my spot as the no. 2 challenger in this division and there’s no one I fear. ”
Although Demetrius is a sensational fighter, I am confident that I can KO any boxer at 160lbs, including Andrade. Demetrius has been in preparation for Saunders who is considered a technical boxer who doesn’t have much power. Therefore, it’s going to be a nightmare to face me on 20 October where I’ll become a key player in the middleweight class.”
Three World Title Bouts
Kautondokwa’s bout against Andrade forms part of a massive bill in Boston with a total of three world title fights on the slate. Tevin Farmer from Philadelphia will make his first IBF super-featherweight title defense against James Tennyson from Belfast, and Katie Taylor will put her IBF and WBA lightweight titles on the line when she faces Cindy Serrano. Toka Kahn Clearly from Rhode Island will face Kid Galahad from England for the IBF featherweight title as well, and Tommy Coyle is set to meet Ryan Kielczweski in 10 action-packed rounds as we head towards the end of the year.