There’s a consensus in the super middleweight division. One that makes all the sense in the world.
Canelo Alvarez, thanks to his overall skills and ability to aggregate every world title at 168 pounds, is regarded as the best fighter that the division has to offer. That very statement, while it may ring true to some, is flat-out erroneous in the mind of Demetrius Andrade.
If you need any proof that Alvarez isn’t the man to beat, look no further than his last outing. Roughly a month ago, the Mexican star easily outpointed Jermell Charlo, the former undisputed champ at 154 pounds. Considering that Charlo never fought a single fight above the junior middleweight limit, Andrade (32-0, 19 KOs) doesn't understand why the praises of Alvarez are currently being sung.
“He’s fighting undisputed at 154,” Andrade told Fight Hub TV. “That makes you the best?”
Charlo bloviated for years on end that he had more than enough in his offensive toolbox to take out Alvarez. Yet, even with the Houston native promising to get the job done, he came up woefully short.
Andrade, in the meanwhile, is busy preparing to take on David Benavidez on November 25th. It’s been a long time coming for the former two-division champion. He’s always wanted to get his hands on an elite-level opponent and finally has one. With the biggest night of his pugilistic life getting closer, Andrade is taking a bit of time to lambaste Alvarez a bit more. Although he reveres every fighter that competes in the ring, Andrade doesn’t believe that a smaller fighter would have the nerve to move up two weight classes to face himself or his upcoming opponent.
“I guarantee you nobody at 154 is looking to go fight David Benavidez. I guarantee you nobody at 154 is looking to fight Demetrius Andrade.”