Andrade Claims Canelo Ducked Him At 154 Pounds
In September 2016, Canelo Alvarez took the WBO junior middleweight championship from Liam Smith, and would then vacate the title and move up to middleweight.
Demetrius Andrade feels that no only did Alvarez wait until Andrade was stripped of the aforementioned title, he moved up a whole weight class to avoid him.
“I have a question for Canel Alvarez: Why did you wait until I got stripped from it for inactivity?” Andrade told Boxing Scene in November “Why didn’t you fight Demetrius Andrade when I had the [154-pound] belt, back then?”
Andrade, who was arrested on gun charges earlier this month, desires a unification fight if Alvarez returns to middleweight after his December 15th fight against super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding.
“Canelo’s a tough kid, he’s smart, and he just fought Triple-G twice even though I felt like Triple-G won the second fight. But if he comes forward like he did against Triple-G and stands in there with me the same way, it’s gonna be a problem for him. My style and my fight game is better than Trout’s and Lara’s,” said Andrade.
“Our fight could go four rounds, seven rounds or 12 rounds, but either way, I’m gonna whup dat ass. It’s gonna be a rude awakening when he gets in there and realizes, ‘Well, damn, what the f*** can I do with this guy? We’re looking to do our voluntary, and then, from there, we’ll see who our mandatory is gonna be. But Canelo can’t mention the 160-pound division and not bring my name come up.”
Quotes Via Boxing Scene