Eddie Hearn Has Eyes On A Gennady Golovkin vs Demetrius Andrade World Middleweight Unification Fight in 2021
IBF World Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) and WBO World Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) are fighters who are in a very similar position. Their immediate futures are pretty much in the air.
Both are on the hunt for a fight against one Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs). But for the time being, it seems that the sport’s money man has his sights set elsewhere. Golovkin and Andrade also share that each happens to be promoted by Eddie Hearn, CEO of Matchroom Boxing.
During an appearance on the AK And Barak show on Sirius XM, Hearn was asked about Golovkin and what is next for him in 2021.
“I think Demetrius Andrade. That’s a unification fight. How long have we been searching for that standout fight for Demetrius Andrade?
Ultimately there’s Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) which is a great fight, but GGG should be looking to unify the division. Demetrius Andrade is avoided.
I’ll be saying to DAZN listen, you have a contract with Demetrius Andrade, you have a contract with Gennady Golovkin. Let’s put these guys together.
They are both middleweight world champions, let’s make the fight. It’s a really, really good intriguing fight.”
ALL GOOD FOR ALL PARTIES
Hearn makes an excellent case. Andrade has been yearning for a big fight for years. He has even gone on record stating he is even willing to take a dollar short to make it happen. His rationale is take less now in hopes of gaining greater rewards later.
It is known that Golovkin hungers for a trilogy fight with Canelo. The problem for him is Canelo seems to have moved on. This would be a fight that makes sense for both fighters. A 160-pound unification bout between both men would draw a lot of interest from boxing fans.
And in terms of styles, a Golovkin v Andrade fight would be fascinating. It would pit the aggressive, power-punching warrior in GGG versus the elusive boxing southpaw in Andrade. In the end, the fighters and the promoter would have to meet at the negotiating table and hammer out a deal. On the surface, coming together to make a deal should not be that troublesome.
The bottom line is, it is a match that Golovkin and Andrade should welcome, want, and make a reality. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for any further developments.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.