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Billy Joe Saunders vs. Demetrius Andrade Ordered By WBO

The World Boxing Organization has ordered Billy Joe Saunders to make a mandatory defense of his WBO middleweight title against undefeated challenger Demetrius Andrade.

Both sides have a short window of ten days (10) to negotiate and reach an agreement. If they are unable to reach an agreement, then a purse bid will be ordered pursuant to the WBO's Regulations of World Championship Contests.
 
The minimum acceptable bid is $200,000. Either said can skip the negotiations and request the purse bid procedure at any time during the negotiations.

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Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) has been inactive since securing one of the biggest wins of his career - when he traveled over to Canada to dominate David Lemieux over twelve rounds in December 2017 to retain his title.

It was only the third defense for Saunders since capturing the world title from Andy Lee back in December 2015.

Saunders has been plagued by injuries and postponed bouts.

He was scheduled to fight Martin Murray on two separate days in the last few months - and withdrew from both with claimed training injuries.

A deal to face WBC, WBA, IBO champion Gennady Golovkin was in place for August - but that fell through when Golovkin finalized a deal to face Canelo Alvarez in a rematch on September 15th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

On the other side, Andrade has not been the most active fighter either.

He recently parted ways with career promoters, Banner Promotions and Star Boxing, so it will be interesting to see if anyone bids for him. There is industry chatter that both Top Rank and Eddie Hearn are making a play to sign him up.

Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) has been out of the ring since last October, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Alantez Fox. That was his debut bout at the middleweight limit, after holding the WBA's "regular" title in the junior middleweight division.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TonyGe on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=FRANKIE420247;18935134]Last I checked jermall was making that noise, all quiet after he got put on check in Brooklyn. Those charlos been on the radar for a minute good fighters at that. It just seems like they looking for for leftover…

Comment by tonysoprano on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;18937524]fight will be made but expect BJS to pull out 1 or 2 weeks before the actual fight[/QUOTE] Yeh or drop the belt to fight DeGale or rematch Eubank Jr. That guy is a total fraud.

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 07-14-2018

fight will be made but expect BJS to pull out 1 or 2 weeks before the actual fight

Comment by BillyBoxing on 07-14-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18934592]Jermall has 27 fights while lil g LITERALLY fought 35 "non top" "domestic level MW" THEN a welterweight at the 36th fight....LOL....And if Mall doesn't get lil g it goes to show how much of a #Twinky lil g is.…

Comment by Patsfan bri on 07-13-2018

I hope Andrade smokes his ass.

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