Andrade Will Follow Saunders To 168 For A Fight
Billy Joe Saunders is looking for a world title at 168 pounds, as he faces Shefat Isufi will square off on April 13th for the vacant WBO super middleweight title.
While Saunders has moved up in weight, the title he was stripped of in 2018 is currently around the waist of Demetrius Andrade, who earned the title after Saunders would relinquish prior to their scheduled October 2018 fight in Boston, by defeating replacement opponent Walter Kautondokwa.
Andrade, who was furious over Saunders positive test, has not forgotten about the British boxer, and made it known that he was a shot at the former champion.
“Hey Dominic Ingle looks like you and Billy Joe Saunders are the ones that need to man up mates!! All the talking & PED using, and now you straight up duckin! Where are all the ‘Bully Joe’ fans now? I’ll follow your fat a** right up to 168, and take that title from you,” Andrade stated on social media.
“You’ve got these rumors that Andrade is going for shoulder surgery, as well as the financial side of it with the [purse] split – it all doesn’t add up,” Saunders said when the fight was announced.
“Me winning this super-middleweight title will put me in a great position for unifications with the likes of [WBA super-middleweight champion] Callum Smith, while we’ve got Chris Eubank boxing James DeGale at the weekend [for the vacant IBO belt].
“There are a lot of big, big fights at this weight, but my real home of homes is middleweight, so I can move down at any time I want and be back as mandatory for my middleweight title and then become a three-time world champion.”
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