Canelo Alvarez on Demetrius Andrade: “I’m Never Going to Fight With Him”

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Canelo Alvarez. Photo by Harry Pluviose/mediapunch/REX/Shutterstock

Current unified super middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez rarely shied away from a fight regardless of his opponent’s stature in the boxing world. But he seems set on avoiding WBO middleweight belt holder Demetrius Andrade. And it isn’t because he’s scared.

Andrade has long wanted an opportunity to face Alvarez in the ring and challenged him publicly on numerous occasions. Still, his chance will most likely never come as Alvarez simply believes he doesn’t deserve it.

“He’s a horrible fighter,” Alvarez told Brian Custer during his appearance on The Last Stand Podcast. “I’m never going to fight with him. He hasn’t fought with anybody.”

While it’s partially true that Andrade still hasn’t had a high-profile opponent, his track record in the ring is hard to ignore. The 33-year-old American is undefeated with 30 career wins, 18 of which came via knockout. He held titles in two weight classes and has defended the WBO middleweight title four times so far.

Canelo Alvarez’s unwillingness to react to Andrade’s challenge might have to do with the Mexican’s attempt to become an undisputed super middleweight champion. Alvarez currently holds WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring belts and only needs an IBF belt to complete the sweep. He’ll have a chance to achieve this goal on 6th November at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he is set to face IBF’s champion Caleb Plant.

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