Charlo Willing to Negotiate Andrade Bout
There is no denying that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO’s) is at the top of the middleweight division. In terms of stylistic matches and potential dangerous foes however, Alvarez would have quite the challenge in fellow champions Demetrius “Boo-Boo” Andrade (28-0, 17 KO’s) and Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (29-0, 21 KO’s). So, what truly sets Canelo apart is his economic drawing power and the perception of the fans.
Usurping those mega paydays and proving to the masses that he is actually the true alpha of the division are the chief reasons that WBC world middleweight champion Jermall Charlo wants the Alvarez bout. Frustratingly for Charlo, Canelo has demonstrated zero desire to ink a contract for the intriguing showdown. Not only isn’t Alvarez looking to face the Hit Man, he is not fighting any middleweight period.
“He [Demetrius Andrade] another southpaw, chinny as hell, you know. It seem like all those guys over there got some shit going on, but we going to show y’all what the real business is. I’m with it, hit me up. I’m my own promoter, my own boss you know what I mean. Hit me up.” ~ Jermall Charlo, WBC world middleweight champion
Instead, the Mexican superstar is floating up two divisions to fight WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KO’s) on November 2. This effectively leaves both Charlo and WBO world middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade twisting in the wind.
“If it’s a champion down there at 154 that wants some of Jermall Charlo, I’m going to give it to em. We had to make some situations happen, but I want to fight a champion man, unify only. Like, that’s all I want.” ~Jermall Charlo, WBC middleweight champion
CHARLO VS ANDRADE?
Andrade was last seen in the ring four months ago outclassing Maciej Sulecki to a unanimous decision. Since that time, he has not penned his next bout. Although, Charlo will return to the squared-circle to dance with Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KO’s) on December 7. Naturally, the fiery fighter believes that he will control the bout and walk away the victor. If this proves to be the case, Charlo is more than willing to negotiate with Team Andrade.
For the fight to be made a reality though, the two sides would have to negotiate past their network and promotional rivalry. Charlo runs with the PBC and fights on SHOWTIME. Andrade is a DAZN fighter and has his bouts featured on the app. Thankfully, Charlo does not see this as a tangible obstacle. He is willing to work with DAZN, even if just for one fight.
Provided that the Hit Man can rise to the challenge of Dennis Hogan, a Charlo v Andrade middleweight unification bout would be a great event. Not only would it bring the division one step closer to having one undisputed champion, it would be a fantastic stylistic match-up. First though, Charlo has to deal with the self-assured Dennis Hogan ,who doesn’t plan to go silently into the night.
“Everybody keep asking me about the Canelo fight, the Golovkin fight […] the only way that its going to happen, maybe I can get them [DAZN] to give me a one day contract or some shit, I don’t know […] when I get a chance to fight one of those guys, like the whole world will get a chance to enjoy it, you know what I mean. It’ll be worth the whole wait.” ~Jermall Charlo, WBC middleweight champion
By: Bakari Simpson