Demetrius Andrade retained his WBO middleweight world title with an impressive second round TKO victory against a brave but overmatched Jason Quigley. Post-fight Andrade called out Canelo as well as Golovkin once again, whilst promoter Eddie Hearn called out Jermall Charlo for a middleweight unification bout.
Andrade has a history of calling out various champions over the years but he continues to be overlooked and ignored – but why? Do rivals consider Andrade a big risk, as a danger or there is no monetary value to fighting him….. whatever the reasoning, no one can blame Andrade for not trying to secure a big fight
“I’m telling you right now, I’m the one to beat Floyd Mayweather. If [I don’t face him] then I’ll be the one to carry that torch. I guaranteed that to myself, because I believe it and I don’t care what anyone else believes,” Andrade told BoxingScene in 2014 when he was the WBO 154lb world champ
“Canelo, where are your cajones? I’m the best out there. If I step up to the plate, I’ll step up to the plate. Let’s unify this division. There’s no more running. I keep beating them. Where is Canelo? Where is ‘GGG’ (Golovkin)?” Andrade said post-fight after beating Maciej Sulecki in June 2019
“Yo Max Kellerman, Demetrius Andrade, listen. Anybody’s name that starts with C and ends with O, that’s Charlo, Canelo. Charlo, we offered him a $7 million fight; he turned it down. Canelo there’s a $5 million war, you want to fight Kovalev instead of unifying the division at 160 pounds.” Andrade told Max Kellerman in January 2021
Billy Joe Saunders was willing to face Andrade in October 2018 when he was WBO middleweight champion, but the fight fell apart when Saunders failed a drug test, a result of using a nasal spray
Who would you like Andrade to fight next
Why is Andrade being ignored or overlooked by rivials