Andrade-Charlo Showdown Targeted For The Spring

By Steve Kim

Demetrius Andrade was all set to face Jermell Charlo in a defense of his WBO junior middleweight belt on December 13th on Showtime at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Inexplicably he dropped out of the assignment amidst rumors of outside interference and dissatisfaction with his co-promoters Joe DeGuardia (Star Boxing) and Artie Pelullo(Banner Promotions).

It seems as though the parties have reached an accord for 2015.

"We are working now on his next fight, we've actually had lengthy meetings with him and resolved any last issues that he had," said DeGuardia to "We're moving forward together now for him to fight in March, April or May, whatever is the quickest date he can get."

And he will be facing Charlo, who is his mandatory defense.

"That's what we're negotiating," DeGuardia confirmed to BoxingScene.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fantasy5021 on 02-05-2015

Excellent fight for Charlo. I like him a lot but need to see him step up his game (both of the brothers) and see what they are really made of. Andrade will push him so its a good fight for…

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 02-05-2015

Please God let this fight come through.

Comment by Eastcoast on 02-04-2015

What the hell, this fight could've been done already, now delayed 3-5 months for Andrade to either find some courage or realize he's got no options? I'm impressed with Jermell. He's consistently fought good fighters in his career so far…

Comment by MrClutch85 on 02-04-2015

Good fight Andrade by decision

Comment by SkillspayBills on 02-04-2015

They will be the best fighter either has faced. I lean toward Andrade but boy he will pull out all the tricks to beat a fighter as hungry as Charlo.

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