Demetrius Andrade is planning to land a big fight.
The WBO middleweight champion has not fought since his second-round demolition job of Jason Quigley last November.
Andrade was scheduled to step up to super-middleweight earlier this year and take on the sanctioning body’s number one contender for the WBO title Zach Parker. The fight was set for May 21 in Derby, England, at Pride Park Stadium, but ‘Boo Boo’ sustained a shoulder injury which forced him out of it.
British middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. had been reached out to by the southpaw about a fight that would pay him “over one million dollars”, but Eubank Jr. looks to have other plans.
The son of former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank, who held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles between 1990 and 1995, appears to be just days away from confirmation of a fight against Conor Benn, potentially on October 8 at the O2 Arena in London.
Andrade, who is no longer working with Eddie Hearn and is now being represented by Dmitry Salita, laid into Eubank for not accepting the offer of a fight between the pair in a three-minute social media video:
“Chris Eubank, we offered you a lot of money to fight me, bro, over one million dollars.”
“For me, that’s over one million dollars, bro. We’re talkin’— it’s not for the fans’ sake, bro.”
Andrade was recently ordered to defend his world title against Kazakhstan’s Janibek Alimkhanuly, but a fight with the second-generation puncher is clearly high on the American’s hit list.
“It’s for your pocket, for your Dad, it’s for your Mom, your Dad, I don’t know if you got kids. I got kids. I got four kids, bro. Do you feel me? I do what I do.”
Demetrius Andrade with a bizarre video message telling Chris Eubank Jr to take a proposed fight vs him next, rather than Conor Benn…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 22, 2022