Demetrius Andrade Explains Why a Fight With Billy Joe Saunders Is Necessary – ‘We Can Demand for Canelo to Pick Us’

Published 12/18/2020, 5:17 AM CST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade is looking for his next fight. He has a famous opponent in mind. It’s none other than the WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. Andrade believes he and Saunders need to get in the squared ring to set up a potential clash against Canelo Alvarez.

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Speaking to FightHype.com Andrade said, “We need to also start fighting each other because we can’t sit here and wait and see who Canelo picks. We need to get in the ring with each other. So, we can demand Canelo to pick us and that’s the fight that gonna help that. It’s me and Billy Joe Andrade. “

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WBA Super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is set to fight undefeated British prodigy, Callum Smith, this weekend. Other champions are starting to get in line to set up a potential clash with the Mexican. Everybody seems to want a piece of Alvarez. Considering the superstar status of the boxer, it should come as no surprise.

It’s about that time we make it happen,” Andrade added about a possible clash against Billy Joe Saunders. ‘Boo Boo’ has fought only once in 2020 as he successfully defended his belt against Luke Keeler.

Canelo Alvarez makes his much-anticipated return this Saturday

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The WBA super-middleweight champion, and four-division champion, Alvarez, will make his long-awaited return inside the squared ring this weekend as he takes on Callum Smith. Alvarez hasn’t competed after his KO win over Sergey Kovalev last year.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez poses with his championship belts after his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

Smith, holds an impressive professional record of 27-0-0, with 19 of his wins coming by the way of knockout. He is Britain’s biggest prospect in the weight division. But ,he will be up against a seasoned veteran of the game in Alvarez. Nevertheless, it is bound to be a fantastic spectacle for the fans.

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Who do you think gets it done this weekend? Will Alvarez reign supreme? Or can Smith shock the world and ensure the chasing pack has to fight him instead of Canelo for the belt?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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