These last few weeks have been like a midterm cram-session for Vladine Biosse, except this fighter is no wide-eyed freshman.
The popular super middleweight, dubbed "Mr. Providence" by his hometown fans, is working with new trainer Paul Andrade for the first time as he prepares for Friday's showdown against Latif Mundy (10-5, 4 KOs) at Twin River Casino. Like any new relationship between a fighter and his trainer, this one is a work in progress, so Biosse (14-2-1, 7 KOs) will lean heavily on his own experience in Friday's eight-round co-feature while implementing as much of Andrade's game plan as possible.
"I'm learning things I never knew before," Biosse said. "My mind is expanding. I'm just soaking it all in."
After losing to Marcus Upshaw in January, Biosse decided to make changes within his camp. Andrade, the father of former Olympian and Providence native Demetrius Andrade, replaced Orlondo Valles, who trained Biosse from the start. The opportunity to add a new voice and expand ...