WASHINGTON – A videographer suggested a possible scenario to Demetrius Andrade on Wednesday in which the former WBO middleweight champion could still challenge Canelo Alvarez.

Andrade dismissed it immediately. The 34-year-old Andrade instead focused on the super middleweight matches he considers realistic options now that he has aligned with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime.

“Man, f--- Canelo!,” Andrade exclaimed during an open workout at Kennedy Recreation Center. “I’m here at Showtime. Charlo, Plant, Benavidez, anybody at 168 that’s gonna put on a great fight is what I’m looking for. And f--- Canelo!”

Andrade consistently called for what would be a lucrative fight against Alvarez throughout the three-plus years he worked with DAZN and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.

DAZN streamed seven of Alvarez’s fights during the time Andrade was under contract, but the undisputed super middleweight champion never expressed legitimate interest in facing the undefeated southpaw. Mexico’s Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) memorably called Andrade “horrible” during a heated exchange in a press conference following Alvarez’s technical knockout of Billy Joe Saunders in May 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian from Providence, Rhode Island, has moved up to the super middleweight division for his first fight with PBC.

He’ll meet Demond Nicholson (26-4-1, 22 KOs), of nearby Laurel, Maryland, in a 10-round, 168-pound bout Saturday night at Capital One Arena. Andrade and Nicholson will open a four-fight Showtime Pay-Per-View broadcast that’ll feature lightweights Gervonta Davis and Hector Luis Garcia in the main event ($74.99; 9 p.m. ET).

An optimistic Andrade hopes his new partnerships will lead to the fight for which he has long campaigned – a showdown with WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs). Andrade also would welcome a shot at the winner of the upcoming grudge match between unbeaten WBC interim super middleweight champ David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) and former IBF champ Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs).

“Definitely, they have the fighters that I’ve been looking to get in [with] for a while,” Andrade said. “I tried it at DAZN, as far as the Jaime Munguia, Billy Joe [Saunders], Triple-G [Gennadiy Golovkin]. The list goes on over there. I was over there. I went and knocked on everybody’s door, but nothing happened. So, at the end of the day, I think this is the best place. And they also wanna make great boxing. They got Plant versus David Benavidez. That’s a great matchup. So, it’s only right that I come over here and we make the Charlo fight at this point. It’s only right for the sport and also for myself.”

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