‘I Have Other Plans’ – Canelo Alvarez Dismisses Demetrius Andrade as Future Opponent

Published 05/04/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


P4P king Canelo Alvarez was touted to face WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade, for a brief period. However, Alvarez moved up to the super middleweight unit and is already a champion over there.

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Meanwhile, Demetrius Andrade had accused Alvarez of ducking him and called him out frequently. While it clearly seemed to be an alluring matchup, Canelo Alvarez didn’t seem interested in the fight. He recently connected with Brian Custer to talk about several things, including a showdown against ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade.

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“Oh my goodness, I say this a lot of times but he fight nobody yet, no. You just see the record, he is fighting with nobody,” said Alvarez.

He added, “I have other plans.”

WBC and WBA super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez expressed a desire to unify all the titles at 168 lbs. He will fight Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO strap on May 8, and is also looking for a fight against IBF title-holder Caleb Plant ahead.

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Nevertheless, Alvarez had also hinted at moving to the middleweight division somewhere down the line. So, Andrade vs Alvarez is still a possibility. But the WBO middleweight champion may have to face bigger names, before aiming shots at the P4P king.

How can Canelo Alvarez vs Demetrius Andrade happen ?

If the mega-clash needs to happen, either champion will have to jump a division. They will also have their respective belts to defend, and that can play a pivotal role in shaping the fight. The middleweight division is blooming with elite champions in Ryota Murata, Jermall Charlo, and Gennady Golovkin.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hence, ‘Boo Boo’ will have several big fights at 160 lbs and can unify the belts. All these factors can garner Canelo Alvarez’s attention. Already a four-division champion, Alvarez has grabbed two belts at 168 lbs and will fight for the third on his week. Thus, he can predictably move down to 160 lbs after capturing the entire super middleweight division.

Do you think Canelo Alvarez vs Demetrius Andrade should happen?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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