The WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade, ensures that you want to face English as soon as possible, Billy joe saunders, 168-pound champion by the same body.
«Billy joe he needs to fight me in his next fight, “he said. Demetrius Andrade in statements to the program Ak and Barak . “No more excuses. We’re going to fight in February or March, at 168 pounds, I’ll kick his ass. “
In 2018, both Billy joe as Andrade They were about to fight, but the English boxer had a positive result for doping in a VADA test. The substance found in the English system was oxilofrin, which according to the boxer himself, was because he was using a nasal spray that was not illegal for athletes in the UK.
Andrade’s challenge to Saunders
“Sign the contract, let’s fight in February and find out for yourself,” he said. Andrade to Saunders who recently criticized his style. «The only thing I hear from him is that I have no balance, that I throw few shots. Pure excuses. Why are you criticizing my style? I can do whatever I want in the ring. I don’t have to stick to just one style. If you don’t want me to fight like this, put pressure on me.
Andrade noted that Saunders he’s fighting old rivals, he says he’s willing to fight the WBO super middleweight champion at 168 pounds.
«He talks about me but he is fighting with Martin Murray who is 40 years old, “he exclaimed Andrade. 40 years! Let him sign the contract and fight me in February at 168 pounds. “
Andrade He was also said ready for a unification fight against Gennady Golovkin at 160 lbs.
“Why not GGG?” He said. Andrade. «Let’s fight with GGG in February to unify the division. And without a preparation fight, I get these guys on contract in February without having a fight before. “
Saunders defeated his compatriot on Friday night Martin Murray in a duel that he dominated from start to finish without problems and defended his crown.
Billy joe want to face the winner of the match between ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Y Callum smith who fight on December 19, but does not close the possibilities to be measured against Andrade and even Gennady Golovkin, who defends his IBF medium crown on December 18 against Kamil Szeremeta.
Canelo Álvarez enters the equation
Canelo wants to unify the super middleweight belts, so it is very viable that by 2021 a showdown against Saunders or Andrade be feasible. Perhaps with the winner of a hypothetical duel between the two before fighting the Mexican.
Andrade was scheduled to return on the evening of Saunders but his rival, Dusty Hernandez Harrison, was positive for COVID 19 and the fight had to be canceled.
A peel between Andrade Y Saunders It will be something positive and competitive in the 168-pound division, there is already a history between them and for the winner there may be better fights both in sports and economics.
– DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) December 4, 2020