WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade is far from impressed with the recent run of wins by Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
Canelo is back on February 27th, when he defends his WBC, WBA super middleweight titles against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
If Canelo wins the contest, there is a good possibility that he'll return on May 8th in a three belt unification against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.
In his last fight, back in December, Canelo dominated Callum Smith over twelve rounds to capture the WBC, WBA belts at 168-pounds.
According to Andrade, he would like to see Canelo face a higher level of opposition.
He feels fighters like Yildirim, Rocky Fielding, Callum Smith and Sergey Kovalev were carefully selected when there were tougher alternatives available.
"At the end of the day, Canelo wants to be a unified champion by facing weaker opponents. That is not a real legacy, that is not a real champion, that is not a champion with heart," Andrade said to Fighthype.com.
There are many experts who view Canelo as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in boxing.
Canelo also views himself as the best fighter in the sport - but Andrade disagrees.
"Brother, you are not the best 'pound for pound' when you have not beaten someone who is really known," Andrade said.
Andrade has had a very difficult time in securing fights with the other champions within his division - like Jermall Charlo and Gennadiy Golovkin. And he's certainly been ruled out as a near-future possibility fory Canelo.
He last fought in January of 2020, when he battered and stopped Luke Keeler in the ninth round.
A planned return, for last fall, fell through - but a deal was recently reached for a mandatory defense against Liam Williams in the coming months.