WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade’s frustrations are growing at not being able to secure a fight against IBF holder Gennadiy Golovkin.
Andrade, who memorably gate-crashed the post-fight Canelo-Saunders post-fight press conference in May to call out the Mexican, has long spoke of his desire to face Golovkin.
The Athletic’s Lance Pugmire reported yesterday that GGG was ready to face Canelo in September for part three of their epic series should the Mexican not land an undisputed super-middleweight title fight against Caleb Plant.
Pugmire tweeted yesterday, “Official tells me the @GGGBoxing side has no idea if this is leveraging in the @Canelo @SweetHandsPlant talks, just a check on his fight status or nearing a trilogy bout. I’m told he will likely not fight @BooBooAndrade before his planned Dec. 31 bout against Murata in Japan.”
Andrade clearly read the tweet and responded urging his broadcaster DAZN to make the unification fight and challenged Golovkin’s manager Tom Loeffler and trainer Jonathon Banks.
“Of course @GGGBoxing won’t fight me,” he began.
“@DAZNBoxing Make him unify! @TomLoeffler1 you don’t got enough confidence in your guy?? Yeah this is a direct challenge to Tom, Jonathan Banks and GGG… Where your balls at??”
Andrade’s career needs a legacy defining fight. The unbeaten Rhode Islander, a two-weight world champion, is yet to face a marquee name ever since he won a 154lb title in November 2013. The 33-year-old has made four defences of the WBO middleweight title he won in October 2018 and proved to be too good for Liam Williams last time out.
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