Andrade Confused Why He Won’t Fight Him
Ahead of his fight against Luke Keeler in Miami, WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade continues to call out his fellow middleweight titans.
Last month Andrade’s promoter Eddie Hearn emailed WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo a $7 million offer to fight Andrade in a middleweight unification fight for later this year, which Hearn claims would have been a one-fight deal on DAZN for Charlo who fights on Showtime and FOX.
“They say that they’re their own promoters, they can do what they wanna do,” Andrade said of the Charlo brothers and their Lions Only Promotions.
“Then come on over here and fight. I don’t understand what the problem is. Or give me the offer to go over there and fight. What type of offer is Showtime willing to give me to go over there and fight Jermall Charlo?”
“If Showtime sends me the deal [to fight Charlo], I can go over there and fight, and then come back to DAZN,” Andrade told Boxing Scene. “You know? And the same way for them. Eddie Hearn said that he’s willing to pay, and if they wanna stay, they can stay.”
“Eddie said he offered $7 million at first,” Andrade said of the initial offer made by Matchroom to Charlo, who is under the PBC banner. “It might be more later on. I’m not sure. Or it might be less. But $7 million is a lot of money – I don’t care who you are. Mikey Garcia’s coming over here [to DAZN] for $7 million.”