Canelo: Andrade Hasn't Fought Anybody, He's Very Boring

Canelo Alvarez dismissed Demetrius Andrade on Thursday as an unproven, boring boxer who’s unworthy of securing a fight with him.

A reporter asked Alvarez about Andrade during a conference call scheduled to promote his upcoming jump to light heavyweight. The Mexican superstar considers WBO 175-pound champion Sergey Kovalev, his opponent November 2 in Las Vegas, a real challenge.

He definitely doesn’t feel the same way about Andrade, the unbeaten WBO middleweight champion who has called out Alvarez repeatedly.

“He hasn’t fought with anyone,” Alvarez said, according to a translator. “He hasn’t fought against anybody. And he’s also boring, very boring. Maybe he’s a good fighter, but he’s a boring fighter. And at the end of the day, when there’s a boring fight, people are going to blame me. I like fights where there’s action, where the people can enjoy a good show. That’s very important for me. But also, he doesn’t represent a challenge for me, because he hasn’t fought against anybody.”


The 31-year-old Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) has beaten Walter Kautondokwa (18-1, 17 KOs), Artur Akavov (19-3, 8 KOs) and Maciej Sulecki (28-2, 11 KOs) since signing an exclusive deal in the summer of 2018 to have his fights streamed by DAZN. Andrade, a southpaw from Providence, Rhode Island, hoped he’d land a fight against Alvarez or Gennadiy Golovkin once those fellow middleweight champions signed nine-figure contracts with DAZN.

Andrade hasn’t been able to land either of those high-profile fights. The 2008 Olympian was supposed to challenge England’s Billy Joe Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs), then the WBO middleweight champ, in October 2018, but Saunders failed a performance-enhancing drug test.

The WBO subsequently stripped Saunders of its 160-pound championship. Andrade defeated Kautondokwa for that vacant title nearly a year ago at TD Garden in Boston.

Andrade thought as recently as last week that he’d make a mandatory defense of his title against Steven Butler in his next fight. Once Butler (28-1-1, 24 KOs) agreed instead to battle WBA champ Ryota Murata (15-2, 12 KOs) on an undetermined date in Murata’s native Japan, it left Andrade and his handlers to search for a replacement that has yet to be solidified.

If Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) defeats Russia’s Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) next month at MGM Grand Garden Arena, it’s unclear if he’ll return to the middleweight division, remain at light heavyweight or compete within the super middleweight division again.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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Comment by R_Walken on 10-12-2019

[QUOTE=Verus;20117162]Look, I sympathize with your apparent frustration. I too am more interested in the sport than in fandom, but what should be the case and what is the case is not the same thing. While I have been wrong too…

Comment by R_Walken on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;20116968]Yup! These fake idiots just talk, talk, talk... I took Kov. and the COWARD STFU[/QUOTE] Slow down shadow , That tough guy talk doesn’t impress anyone The fact you need 10-1 odds makes it clear this fight isn’t as dangerous…

Comment by Verus on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=R_Walken;20116784]Seriously What a Retar.ded statement. Yeah the Suits & Fighters want the most $ , Guess how you get the most $ by proving your the best not by proving your the most entertaining. Athletes get financially rewarded for being…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=R_Walken;20116851][B]You forgot the part[/B] where the oddsmakers don’t give him much of a chance he’s 36-37 past prime on his last legs , admitted to thinking about retirement , Lost 3 of his last 7 & 2 of those he…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 10-11-2019

[QUOTE=R_Walken;20116851][B]You forgot the part[/B] where the oddsmakers don’t give him much of a chance [B]he’s 36-37 past prime on his last legs , admitted to thinking about retirement , Lost 3 of his last 7 [/B]& 2 of those he…

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