Demetrius Andrade and Billy Joe Saunders Trade Shots On Twitter
WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (29-0, 18ko), shortly after an easy day at the office against unknown Luke Keeler, the ultra-talented southpaw champion called for WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
A LOOK BACK IN TIME
Andrade and the British WBO champion have a history from when both men were campaigning in the middleweight division. Rival British promoters Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn were able to avoid a purse bid, reaching a deal that would see their respective fighters face each other.
However, a failed test for a banned substance saw the British champion vacate the title. This would clear the path for Andrade to fight a lesser opponent and become a two-divisional champion.
Furthermore, after an intense investigation, the WBO board concluded that there was enough evidence to reinstate the former champion and immediately order a mandatory defense. Saunders was in the perfect position to gain both, redemption and the title. Well, like everything in life, the unpredictable happened. Instead of fighting to regain the title, for some unknown reason the former champion opted to move up and challenge for the vacant WBO super middleweight title.
RETURNING TO THE PRESENT
Andrade has always maintained that he wants that smoke. Not just with Saunders, but with IBF champion Gennady “GGG’ Golovkin and boxing’s biggest earner, Canelo Alvarez. The Rhode Island boxer has vented his frustration about this issue and once told the press to “DO YOUR JOB”, putting pressure on these fighters to fight him.
It seems that he may finally get his wish. After mentioning that he would go up to super middleweight to get that work with Saunders, the rival has reemerged and boy has it resumed in a big way.
Saunders took to Twitter reminding the WBO middleweight champion just how he was able to acquire the title, and threw in an extra jab to add more fuel to the fire.
Of course, Boo Boo wasn’t going to back down and what happened next was a back-and-forth that should lead to a fight happening. Finally, Andrade would remind the British champion why they didn’t fight the first time and ended it with an emphatic statement.
By: Garrisson Bland