WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade has hit back at Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Andrade will return to the ring on January 30 in Miami, when he makes a voluntary defense against huge underdog Luke Keller, as part of a card being carried by DAZN.
Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) has been gunning for the big names for the last few years, but the former Olympian has been unable to land any of them.
One of the targets at the top of Andrade's list is Canelo.
Canelo, who at the moment holds world titles at middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight, has brushed a fight with Andrade to the side, because he believes the unbeaten champ is a boring fighter.
Andrade raised his eyes at Canelo's criticism.
“For Canelo to call me boring, I mean, is he serious with that?” Andrade told Yahoo Sports. “I mean, I’m boring but Rocky Fielding is really exciting. Yeah, sure Canelo. Liam Smith was so exciting. Everybody couldn’t wait for that.
“People who say they’re disappointed in what I did in [my last] fight [against Sulecki], well, you’re telling me you don’t like boxing then, because what I did was I gave you 12 skillful rounds of boxing. Look at what this guy did to Gabe Rosado. Look at the trouble he gave Daniel Jacobs. I was able to put him down in the first and win every minute of every round of that fight.
“You’re telling me that Cotto’s brother was so exciting? And forget about exciting, he’s picking perfectly matched fights. Look at me: The guys I fight, they’re in their primes. Canelo is out there fighting guys on their way out. You think he would have fought [Sergey] Kovalev a couple of years ago when he was on top? No way. Now, he’s 36 or 37, whatever he is, and on his way out and now Canelo wants to fight him? OK then.”