Andrade Says Canelo “can run but he can’t hide”
In today’s “oh no you didn’t” category, less than 24hrs Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade received criticism for “pulling out” of negotiations with Ukrainian middleweight Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the Providence, RI native went on a rant about Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez “ducking” him.
Andrade, who recently signed a new 3 fight deal with HBO, is coming off a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Alantez Fox on October 21st in his first fight in the 160lb division. “Boo Boo” said now that he’s with the same network and in the same division as Alvarez that the lineal MW champion can run but he can’t hide from him.
“Canelo Alvarez who is popular and was at the 154lb weight division. I was knocking on his door numerous times trying to make a fight happen with him and he kept staring different ways. Now he’s at the 160lb weight class as I am, so he cannot run from this, eventually it’s going to happen and the best and the strongest will survive,” Andrade said in an appearance on On The Ropes Radio Show.
“Yeah definitely he ducked me, and people will hear me say that when I had the WBO Jr Middleweight title, he was supposed to be my mandatory and they somehow took him from being number one and put him somewhere else. I ended up not fighting Canelo Alvarez because I had some politics of boxing business.”
“I got my belt stripped from me because of lack of activity and all of the sudden here comes Canelo Alvarez fighting for the belt that I got stripped of, but he didn’t want to fight me when I had it. That’s a good example for people to understand.”
Andrade is a former WBA, he vacated, and WBO junior middleweight champion. The WBO stripped Andrade of his belt 2015 after not defending his title within the mandatory 1yr period. The problem most fans have with Andrade isn’t his talent or ability, it’s his tendency to talk an awful lot and actually fight as little as possible. At 29, let’s hope Boo Boo can put a band-aid on his career and move on from his constant inactivity issues before he becomes a “what could have been” story.
By: Chris Henderson
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