“Where Your Balls At?”- Demetrius Andrade Blasts Gennady Golovkin for Not Fighting Him

Published 07/13/2021, 11:53 AM EDT


WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade called out IBF champion Gennady Golovkin for not fighting him. Golovkin announced that he will not fight him before his unification clash with WBA champion Ryota Murata on 31st December in Japan.

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Andrade pressured DAZN, Golovkin’s trainer, and Tom Loeffler to arrange a unification bout against Golovkin at 160 lbs.

Demetrius Andrade to social media to express his frustration with Golovkin’s disinterest in facing him for a middleweight WBO-IBF unification clash.

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Of course Golovkin won’t fight me. DAZN Boxing, make him unify! [Promoter] Tom Loeffler, you don’t got enough confidence in your guy?? Yeah, this is a direct challenge to Tom, [trainer] Johnathan Banks and GGG… Where [are] your balls,” said Andrade.

Cards on the table for Demetrius Andrade

Demetrius Andrade made a mandatory defense for his WBO middleweight title against Liam Williams in April 2021. Andrade dominated the 12-round bout and won by unanimous decision. The WBO champ has even taken shots at Canelo Alvarez since his victory over Williams in April. However, promoter Eddie Hearn suggested Andrade should aim at unifying the middleweight division against athletes like Jermall Charlo instead.

Eddie Hearn recently also shared the possibility of negotiations between Jermall Charlo and Demetrius Andrade. Jermall Charlo has expressed an interest in sharing the ring with Andrade. However, he suggested the WBO champ should first face Juan Montiel, Charlo’s last opponent. He added that a matchup with Andrade could be difficult because of network and promotion-related issues.

While it seems like going through Montiel is the only way to get the Charlo fight, Andrade also has the option of fighting for unification against Gennady Golovkin at 160 lbs.

With both fighters being under the DAZN network umbrella, arranging and negotiating for a fight with Gennady Golovkin would be easier than going after Jermall Charlo.

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However, GGG’s recent update on putting the Andrade matchup on hold till year-end might drive the 33-year-old WBO champ to fight someone else for a voluntary defense. It will be interesting to see how Eddie Hearn plays this out for Demetrius Andrade.

Hearn has earlier called him “the most avoided fighter” that he has ever worked with; he has had trouble creating matchups for him even within the promotion.

Does a Golovkin-Andrade matchup interest you or do you want to see the WBO champ unify against Jermall Charlo?

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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