The news arrives after Andrade’s first career defeat against David Benavidez, which came at super middleweight. The American was stopped after round six as Andrade’s team threw in the towel. His power failed to transcend at 168 as Benavidez walked down his opponent. A move down to 160 is where Andrade has flourished. He has won world titles at 154 and 160. This would rule out a move up to light heavyweight, which Andrade had previously considered.
“We’ve decided to move back down to 160. Boo Boo is all for it. We wanna take (Erislandy) Lara’s WBA belt, then unify, then fight Janibek to become undisputed. That will solidify Boo Boo as a Hall of Famer,” Rozier said
A fight against Jermall Charlo for his WBC belt is also possible. Charlo has indicated his desire to face the biggest names after his return to the ring with a win over Jose Benavidez Jr. The American had been away from the sport for more than two years with mental health struggles. While he is expected to face his mandatory Carlos Adames, Andrade would also be a credible name. Those options have given Andrade a path to becoming a world champion again.