Andrade to Canelo: “You Gotta Fight the Guys At Their Peak, Like Me!”

Demetirus Andrade Questions Team Canelo's Matchmaking

Demetrius Andrade and Canelo Alvarez
Demetrius Andrade (left) and Canelo Alvarez (right).

Demetirus Andrade wants Canelo Alvarez in the ring now!


There is little denying that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is one of the premiere cash cows in all of boxing. The evidence is in his paydays and the laundry list of concessions his opponents have had to make over the years.

Alvarez has famously fought in his own fabricated ‘Canelo weight’ division, demanded weight stipulations and even forbid the use of a particular trainer. Regardless of these somewhat off the wall requirements, his fan base reveled in his dazzling skill set and entertaining battles.

ENOUGH POSTURING IS ENOUGH

Since pulling out of his September 14 date, many of those who usually support Canelo 100% now have a few harsh words. This time, it appears that Alvarez has played his popularity card one too many times. Boxing fans understand that Canelo has two great fights, which would also be unification matches, right in his own home division.

Rather than showing any interest in those bouts with Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo, Alvarez publicly sought a showdown with WBO light heavyweight Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev. This potential fight rapidly crumbled apart upon the revelation that Golden Boy lowballed the Krusher. After all the posturing, supposed negotiations and suspicious acts of avoidance many in his fan base took issue with the cancellation. They felt that there were more than enough viable opponents available to stage a proper dust-up on the Mexican Independence Holiday weekend.

One of those detractors is would-be foe and WBO world middleweight champion, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. He has consistently called out Canelo for many years and across more than one weight class.

Obviously, Boo-Boo has not given up his efforts to make the bout, nor to provide his candid thoughts on the matter.

“Listen, what they been doing, you know they fighting the Cotto, the Sugar Ray, the Sugar Mosley’s, you know? They tried to do it to Floyd Mayweather, but Floyd was too slick for that, he’s too good for that.

“So they try to get guys on their way out and, you know, using their name for credibility, you know? That’s what they’re doing now, to fight Kovalev. He’s been stopped how many times, like he’s an old dog now.

“He’s got wear and tear, he’s 37 years old or something like that. I don’t know, but they’re trying to use that name as well. But that doesn’t make you the man, by fighting a dude on the way out. You gotta fight the guys at their peak, like me.”

Since his attempts to secure a fight with Canelo have remained fruitless for so long, Andrade takes it with a grain of salt. While it’s frustrating, he is also faithful that as long as he maintains his winning ways, a fight with Alvarez will materialize.

If not, there are other tantalizing middleweight scraps to pursue.

“At the end of the day, everyone is calling him scared because he making them type of moves when it’s like, yo, the best fight that everyone wants to see is right here. Demetrius Andrade, either with GGG or Canelo. So, I’m here.” ~Demetrius Andrade, WBO middleweight world champion

NO INTEREST IN SAUNDERS

Aside from the matches with Golovkin and Canelo, there is once potential prizefight with Billy Joe Saunders. Saunders and Andrade were originally to meet on October 18, 2018. However, Saunders caught by VADA with the banned substance oxilofrine in his system.

Saunders would argue both, that the substance was legal in his native UK and it was only seeing use in a nasal spray. His protests went unrecognized. As a result, Saunders missed out on the opportunity to defend his WBO belt. He subsequently surrendered the title before the WBO could strip him. While Andrade is open to a bout with Saunders’, it’s definitely not very high on his list of priorities.

“Listen, Billy Joe is a human, you know what I’m saying? We had our time together to try to make something happen. He did what he did, you know? I don’t want to reminisce on it, you know?

“I hope the best for him as he goes on his career and whatever happens for him happens for him. You know, if he says he comes in my way I’m going to have to fuck him up!”

By: Bakari Simpson

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