Demetrius Andrade: Canelo needs to fight young champions

Demetrius Andrade wants all the big names in the middleweight division. But Andrade questions Saúl Canelo Álvarez boxing, based on fights against off-prime Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Sergey Kovalev.

“Can’t knockout their strategy in the business sense, but when is Canelo going to fight someone who’s on their prime, hungry and going to give boxing fans and also the world the greatest fights outhere?” Andrade asked.

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‘For me, I’m fighting the toughest guys out there. I’m not fighting old men. The type of guys they’re [Canelo] fighting, they might have the name, like “The Krusher”. He did his thing, but he’s not “The Krusher” that we all know. That’s like me going in there and fighting Roy Jones. That’s not the Roy Jones that we all know. So me getting that victory over Roy Jones, okay, I beat Roy Jones.”

“For me, there’s only so many guys out there for me, and there’s only so many guys out there for them as well”, said Andrade. “It has to happen. If I continue to beat the top guys, and they continue to beat the top 10 guys, there’s only us left still. What are we going to do, wait until the young guys to come up?”

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“I’m going to be too old then”, said Andrade. “I’m going to be like, ‘I don’t want to fight you young, hungry guys. You guys got that.’ I think the window for the elite fighters are closing, and we’re going to have to fight each other eventually. Canelo finally. I can respect a Canelo, and I can respect their business strategy in how they’re trying to become a legendary fighter. But at the same time, who are you fighting to become that? You’re fighting guys that are 40-years-old; Mosley, Cotto, and ‘The Krusher,’” said Andrade.

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