Andre Rozier pissed with Jacobs and Andrade wants to fight him
Boxing is a business, and just like in life, loyalty is hard to find. Seldom does a relationship between trainer and fighter last forever, and sometimes the break up is ugly and very public.
Andre Rozier, the trainer of former two-time middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Jacobs” Jacobs (35-3, 29ko), is the recent recipient of the harsh cold shoulder treatment. Given the history between both men going back to the days when the former champion was fighting in the amateurs, this is something the former trainer thought would have never been possible.
The rumor first arose about them splitting ties several months ago. The former two-time champion will be without Rozier in his scheduled super middleweight bout against Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr (51-3-1, 33ko) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona on December 20.
During a recent interview with Round By Round Boxing, the former trainer for the Brooklyn boxer vented his frustration and
spoke very candidly about his former protege.
“I haven’t heard from Danny since the fight, I haven’t heard from him. I actually called him a couple of times. He’s not a good young man, he didn’t do good things towards our relationship, which has been over twenty years. It’s not good!
It’s really disappointing that you could care about somebody like that, then they go. I would have preferred if he would have called me and said ‘You know what, this not working for me, I want to do different things’.
I could respect that, but literally I haven’t heard from him since May, like nothing. So that has really angered me. Because if you want to make a move, be a man and say it. Don’t just hide around the corner and do what you do.”
ANDRADE SIDES WITH ROZIER
Rozier was then asked about the relationship between the former protege and WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “BooBoo” Andrade. It was always believed that, because they were good friends, that a fight wasn’t on the table. However, now it seems all bets are off.
“He came to my gym, Boo Boo said what’s going on with you and Danny. I said ‘I don’t know, I haven’t heard from him in months. I guess that’s it, we’re done!’
He said ‘You’re done?’, I said, ‘Yeah we’re done’. He said ‘Oh, I can fight him now. I’ll beat his ass for you uncle.’”
Rozier was then asked how would the fight play out if it were to take place. He danced around the question for a minute before finally answering.
“I wouldn’t actually like to see them fight, to tell you the truth. As angry as I am how Danny has not responded, I wouldn’t want to see them fight.
I wouldn’t like to see them fight, but Boo Boo beat him in the amateurs. He would probably beat him in the pros.”
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
This is a fight that can easily be made in 2020 considering both fighters are promoted by Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn.
The WBO champion will be making a third title defense against Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5ko) at the Meridian Island Garden, Miami on January 30, 2020. If they are both successful in their respective scheduled bouts, then this would definitely pique the interest of the boxing community.
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By: Garrisson Bland