Andrade On Canelo Fight: “Y’all Keep Asking Me When It’s Not On Me!”

Demetrius Andrade is fed up with media double standards toward Canelo

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade, looking unserious, Canelo Alvarez being warm with the media after defeating Caleb Plant
Demetrius Andrade (left), Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

Demetrius Andrade is fed up with media double standard toward Canelo


For his next assignment, WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (30-0, 18 KO’s) will face the challenge of Jason “El Animal” Quigley (19-1, 1 KO’s). The two will collide on November 19 in the belly of the SNHU Arena located in Manchester, England. Despite his opponent being Quigley, throughout the fight week media events, Andrade has been besieged with questions about Canelo Alvarez. While frustrating, this is something that Boo Boo has nevertheless come to expect. It’s no secret that Andrade has doggedly pursued a showdown with the redhead for the better part of a decade.

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Alvarez is currently the toast of the boxing world due to becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world. Yet, he could have attempted his feat at super welterweight and middleweight had he only fought Andrade who held the last necessary belt. Let Canelo tell it, Boo Boo is a terrible fighter with a substandard resume who is unworthy of a fight. This is an odd assessment when talking about an undefeated, former Olympian and two-division champion.

If Andrade’s qualifications are so lacking, what made Caleb Plant worthy? Outside of Jose Uzcategui, who was recently revealed as a drug cheat, what’s his biggest win? And while we are on this line of thinking, what made Avni Yildirim, Rocky Fielding or Liam Smith worthy? Furthermore, the redhead essentially made Josesito Lopez come up two weight divisions to fight him back on September 15, 2012. He also had Amir Khan come up two weight classes on May 7, 2016. Unsurprisingly, he beat both by knockout. Lopez was dropped several times before the end and the Mexican literally almost killed Khan.

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Andrade is painfully aware of how carefully Alvarez has been moved. Even right now, the redhead is looking to face cruiserweight Ilunga Makabu in his next bout. A huge segment of the boxing world was hoping that Canelo Alvarez would have fought David Benavidez next. Benavidez is widely thought to be his biggest obstacle at 168-pounds. If Alvarez does sidestep Benavidez, this will mark the third consecutive weight division that he has avoided what is thought to be his stiffest tests. Therefore it should be no shock as to why Andrade does not praise and deify Canelo like so many. Especially when he was in two of the divisions that Alvarez fled from!

So, when media source IFL TV questioned him about the redhead anew, Boo Boo was not in the mood to sugarcoat his thoughts on the matter.

“You guys [the media] drill me, drill me, drill me about the same names but then when you go and ask Canelo, ‘hey why didn’t you,’ it’s like you come up with different way of wording things for Canelo or Charlo or whatever. Then it’s like ‘oh, if you ask about Demetrius Andrade or you bring up Demetrius you going to get kicked out, you’re going to get banned, you can’t come to these type of shits’ and that’s bullshit!

At the end of the day, reporters and journalists and the critics need to be the same way on me as the same way on them. It’s like yo, ‘why is Demetrius a horrible fighter? How can you say that? He is 30-0, with 18 knockouts, 2008 Olympian. What makes him so horrible? If that’s the case, why did you fight these other type of fighters?’ Those are the questions that need to have the backlash…why y’all [the media] keep asking me the same ole shit when it’s not on me?! The answer is yes [I’ll fight Canelo].”

By: Bakari Simpson

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