Billy Joe Saunders Thinks He Can Knock Demetrius Andrade Out Cold
Billy Joe Saunders is confident in his ability to sleep Demetrius Andrade.
Saunders and Andrade have traded barbs for a couple of years now. Saunders is the WBO Super-Middleweight Champion, while Andrade is the WBO Middleweight titleholder. Andrade has expressed his interest in moving up in weight to fight Saunders.
During an interview with iFL TV, Saunders expressed his belief that he’d knock Andrade out if they ever fight (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“I’m supremely confident of knocking him out cold, very confident. Me and him have swapped messages on social media. I would love to give him a hiding. Eddie Hearn, let’s make the fight. Let’s get it on, rock and roll. Vacate the WBO 160 title, move up, tell the WBO you’re moving up, and we can get it on.
“I can make 160, but why would I want to go back down to 160 when all the big money fights are at 168, and all the big talents have come up to 168? I don’t want to be sitting around. Let Canelo do his thing. If he’s fighting in February, I would love to fight him in May, but if he thinks I’m going to be sitting around until May twiddling my thumbs, he’s got another thing coming.”
Saunders is coming off a successful title defense over Martin Murray. He won the bout via unanimous decision. Andrade hasn’t been in action since January 2020. He had a successful title defense over Luke Keeler, winning via ninth-round TKO.