Andrade: Canelo, GGG Or Bust
After drawing over 7,000 fans to his hometown, WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade feels the time has come for a fight with the two elite names at middleweight.
“I want to fight Canelo. I want to fight GGG,” Andrade told reporters following his unanimous decision win against Maciej Sulecki inside the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in his native Providence, Rhode Island.
“In our time in the United States, of the shows we’ve done over here, Demetrius Andrade is responsible for the two biggest gates once you get past the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz show (on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City),” Eddie Hearn said of his middleweight star. “He did it in Boston just eight months ago, and now here again (on Saturday) at home.”
Andrade was initially the B-side for his DAZN debut, when he was initially set to face Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO middleweight title, but Saunders would end up being barred from fighting due to testing positive for something he claimed was in his nasal decongestant spray. Instead, Andrade would defeat Walter Kautondokwa in a unanimous decision win inside the TD Garden in Boston.
“Look, this ain’t about me moving up and facing these other guys,” Andrade said of questions on moving up to super middleweight.
“What everyone here (in the media on Saturday night) needs to do is go out there and let it be known. Demetrius Andrade wants Canelo. Demetrius Andrade wants GGG. I’m not thinking about any other fights.”
Report: Boxing Scene