Demetrius Andrade urges the media and fans to pressure the top guys to fight him
WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (31-0, 19ko) is tired and frustrated that none of the top guys in the division are trying to fight him. After pulverizing challenger Jason Quigley in two rounds, Boo Boo made it clear the fans and the media need to start applying the pressure for the top guys to fight him.
Andrade did something nobody was expecting him to do in his fight against Quigley. He was aggressive and visibly went for the early knockout. The knock on the talented fighter from Rhode Island was his style is boring. Well, he killed that noise with the Quigley performance.
TIRED OF WAITING FOR A BIG FIGHT
“When am I going to get my big break, and how come I am not getting it? And what do I got to do to get it? I ran up on Charlo’s press conference…..I ran up on GGG.”
In an interview with IFL TV, he echoed how the media needs to pressure other fighters the same way they do to him. During the post-fight interview, Andrade put the onus on the media and fans to demand the top guys fight him.
“Jaime Munguia needs to be fighting me… Or [IBF champion] GGG winner or loser of [Ryota WBA champion Ryota] Murata. I’ll fight either one of them cause they both are elite top fighters, and I want to get in there with the best.”
“I’m 31-0, WBO champion, 2008 Olympian. What I got to keep on doing? I don’t get it. That’s it, line them up. I don’t need to keep on saying and doing all that extra shit. You need to make sure you help me get that fight, Chris Mannix…Eddie Hearn needs to make sure I get that fight…The fans need to demand these fights, that’s it.”
SOMEBODY NEEDS TO STEP UP
DAZN promoter Eddie Hearn quickly got on the mic and echoed the same sentiments as his fighter.
“Like he said, fans should get in this big fight. You got a guy here, he’s 31-0, he’s an American great, he’s a proud man, he’s a two-weight world champion and you got [WBC champion] Jermall Charlo. He’s 32-0, what is going on with boxing when you got two great undefeated American world champions in the same division and they won’t share the ring together?”
Nowhere near finished, the flamboyant British promoter went after Munguia and Golovkin as well.
“Jaime Munguia was the light middleweight WBO world champion. He moved up to 160, the WBO said to him: ‘You’re mandatory for Demetrius Andrade.’ He said, ‘no, not yet. Let me have a couple of fights at middleweight,’ and he’s had four fights at middleweight…Gennady Golovkin fighting Murata. If he wins that fight, he has to fight Demetrius Andrade in a unification.”
THE FANS SHOULD PUSH FOR UNDISPUTED
The British promoter’s frustration would continue to show as he pointed out how the team of Jaime Munguia is talking about getting a title eliminator when they can go straight into a title fight against Andrade. Golovkin is going to take on Murata in a unification fight scheduled to take place in December. The boxing community needs to push for a unification.
By: Garrisson Bland
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