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Demetrius Andrade's Promoter Details Many Options at 160

By Steve Kim

Later tonight from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, former world champion Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs) faces Alantez Fox as part of the HBO 'Boxing After Dark' telecast. The bout is a middleweight contest.

So is Andrade - who still currently holds a version of the WBA 154-pound title - now a full-fledged middleweight?

"I can't even answer that 100 percent, I'm not sure," admitted Artie Pelullo, the head of Banner Promotions, which co-promotes Andrade with Star Boxing. "Right now, he's facing a very good fighter at middleweight, Fox, the WBA has now ordered (Erislandy) Lara that he has to face Demetrius who is the 'regular' champion and has to make a deal with him in 90 days. So we're not sure."

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Lara is the WBA 'super' champion and he decisioned Terrell Gausha in a rather desultory affair last weekend in Brooklyn, New York.

Pelullo tells BoxingScene.com - "Right now he's testing the waters at '60. We believe he'll stay at '60 because of 'Canelo' (Saul Alvarez), (Gennady) Golovkin and because of (David) Lemieux. But if something should pop up in the meantime because we know 'Canelo' and Golovkin are fighting each other. They're out of the picture, right now. So maybe even Danny Jacobs would be a great fight for us. We'd take that tomorrow."

All the above-mentioned fighters are currently aligned with HBO, while the belt-holders at junior middleweight are associated with Showtime.

"If the Lara fight came up and because he looked so bad with the ratings, maybe we go to '54 and take that fight and go back to '60 and then fight Jacobs or Golovkin or 'Canelo' and lets see how Lemieux does on the 16th (of December, when he faces WBO middleweight titlist, Billy Joe Saunders). But to say '54 is totally out, no, I'm not sure. Let's see how things shake out in the next couple of months," stated Pelullo.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by genrick on 10-28-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18170307]Oh I get it now. Geez how stupid am I to only figure it out now that I'm talking to a mentally challenged imbecile.[/QUOTE] You should be ashamed of yourself defending a guy who fought the likes of Ishe Smith,…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 10-28-2017

[QUOTE=genrick;18168573]Again, there's nothing in your usual wall of texts that addresses the period starting from late March. You prefer that effing Lara fights another Foreman-type fight. You're basically saying both of them can go on fight their respective tuneups, after…

Comment by genrick on 10-28-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18168312]Andrade didn't have to be inactive. If the champ takes a voluntary/tune up, the mandatory can also take one as long as he informs the organisation. Andrade just fought a stiff in that Foxxy guy, who could have fought a…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 10-28-2017

[QUOTE=genrick;18165587]This is what is wrong with boxing. Even effing fans are okay with seeing fights late. It's as if they have nine lives. They're okay with seeing Pac/May, for example, five years late. Brook vs Spence should have happened right…

Comment by genrick on 10-27-2017

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;18165381]Until the mandatory was due. You don't understand boxing do you? The belt org has to order the fight before you can start accusing a guy of ducking. Until the belt org orders the negotiations, there is no obligation on…

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