Demetrius Andrade Skeptical of Jermall Charlo Fight: “I’m not his first priority!”
Demetrius Andrade is unsure about his fight with Jermall Charlo after signing a deal with PBC and Showtime.
The ‘Boo Boo’ will be making his debut under the banner of Showtime this Saturday against Demond Nicholson (26-4-1, 22 KOs) in their 10round fight on the undercard of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Amidst his upcoming fight, the Southpaw has named Charlo often, persuading him to accept a fight. Andrade has frequently called out Hitman, Charlo for the bout but hasn’t had any success in receiving any positive response from later.
Andrade made his way out of DAZN to look for bigger fights and got himself hitched with PBC. Now with Andrade and Charlo representing the same company, it’s likely the two could be facing each other in the future but as of now, the fight seems to be far from reality.
“That’s what we’re here for. We’re going to figure out if they don’t want to fight or it’s boxing politics,” said Demetrius to Fight Hub TV when asked if he thinks Jermall Charlo will fight him.
“I believe Showtime puts the best fights out there for a long time, and they know I’m here for that.”
Andrade knows he has to start all down from scratch and earn this opportunity.
“I know I’m not their first priority because I’m new to the table. We got to gain trust and figure out that we’re going this for the right reasons.”
Andrade spent a handsome time with DAZN but was never able to secure any notable name in the division. With the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin and Jaime Munguia also working under DAZN, Andrade expressed his disappointment for not getting any one of those during his time at DAZN.
“From their mouth, they said they didn’t want to make the fight happen,” said Andrade when asked why didn’t fights against Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin and Jaime Munguia happen when he was with DAZN.
But now with a new path set for him, Andrade is hopeful that he will finally get what he deserves.