Demetrius Andrade, champion of 160 pounds, would leave his title to rise to 168 pounds to become a mandatory rival for the OMB and be able to face the champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“Demetrius Andrade had a good year. They are not the flagship fights we want, but they are enjoyable and active. Great victory against Quigley the last time, ”he said Eddie Hearn. “You have an obligation against Janibek (Alimkhanuly), but we need a bigger fight than that, in all honesty. So if we can’t find him at middleweight, I think he will move up to super middleweight and be mandatory there. “ asserted for BoxingScene.
Should this happen and upgrade, the statutes of the OMB indicate that he would be classified as a “super champion” so he would become a mandatory challenger for the belt that the Mexican currently owns.
Hearn says Demetrius Andrade wants to fight champions, including Canelo
A few days ago, the promoter of Matchroom, Eddie hearnHe assured that the idea of gaining weight is because Andrade is looking for much more spectacular fights against world champions.
“He will fight anyone, but he wants to fight the champions. But if a fight out there makes sense against Demetrius? It is a question for him. Right now, I would like Canelo Alvarez Try to be undisputed at 175 (pounds), he added.
Hearn He knows that the Mexican has many rivalries on the horizon, in addition to wanting to go up to cruiserweight to win another title in his career.
“Dmitry Bivol, Joe smith Y Beterbiev. He can do that and become undisputed also at 175 and maybe throw a little cruiserweight fight too, “he said.