Pride Park to host WBO super-middleweight title fight between Zach Parker and Demetrius Andrade

Derby County’s 34,000 seater stadium will play host to Zach Parker's world championship bout against Demetrius Andrade.

Parker, who is a Derby County fan, admitted it was a 'dream come true' to get the opportunity to fight for a world title at the home of the football team he supports. 

The 27-year-old is unbeaten in his 22 professional bouts, with his last fight taking place in November 2021 when he knocked out Marcus Morrison.

"As a fighter you have various hopes when you start out in the sport," said Parker.

"I think every one of us dreams of headlining a show at the football team you support - I don't think it's fully sunk in yet to be honest.

Demetrius Andrade celebrates his victory and world champion title after the WBA world half middleweight championship boxing match

"It will be incredible to walk-out and see the stadium packed with fans, I can't wait. Demetrius is a great champion and props to him for coming over here but I know I have the beating of him."

Andrade is also unbeaten in his professional career. The 34-year-old won the WBO light-middleweight crown in 2013 before moving up to take the same organisation's middleweight title five years later.

Promoters Queensberry Promotions have announced that £10 from each ticket sale will go directly to help Derby County Football Club through their current financial plight.

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