Demetrius Andrade: Canelo is a coward

Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade says he views Canelo Alvarez as showing signs of being a “Coward” with him, saying he won’t fight him. Instead, he chooses to face weak fighters in Rocky Fielding, Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders, and Callum Smith.

The unbeaten former two-division world champion Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) showed up at Canelo’s post-fight press conference last Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, to call him out.

Canelo then tore into Andrade, saying he’s not a good fighter. He fights no one and then said, ‘Get the f*** out of here.”

Like many people, Andrade is confused about why Canelo (56-1-2, 38 KOs) is willing to fight mediocre fighters like Saunders, Yildirim, Callum, and Fielding but not him.

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The only thing that Andrade can come up with as a rationale for why Canelo is choosing to face lesser opposition than him is he’s a “coward.”

A large percentage of fans don’t see Canelo as necessarily a coward, but rather a calculated ‘cherry-picker,’ who makes sure he selects fighters that he absolutely knows he can beat 100% certainty.

When Canelo isn’t sure that he can win, they’re ignored entirely, which might be the reason why Andrade, David Benavidez, Jermall Charlo, Artur Beterbiev, Carlos Gongora, and Dimitry Bivol have been unable to get a fight with him.

Andrade labels Canelo a coward

“He’s a coward, he’s a coward,’ said Andrade to DAZN Boxing Show on Canelo Alvarez ducking him. “you give people the opportunity to fight for a legacy, but I can’t do that?

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“That’s coward, bro. You fight Rocky Fielding. What has he done for the sport of boxing? Yildirim, what did he do for the sport of boxing?

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“Callum Smith, he fought a bunch of old guys, won a championship [against a washed-up George Groves], and then he’s someone that is supposed to be getting in there with Canelo.

“What did Billy Joe do to get that fight [with Canelo]? You went 12 rounds with [38-year-old] Martin Murray and couldn’t get him out of there?

“I’m not talking about that. I’m a champion,” said Andrade when the DAZN host came to Callum Smith’s defense by saying that he was a champion [i.e., belt holder] when Canelo fought him.

“The excuse [for Canelo] that I don’t fight anybody; I tried to fight Billy Joe, I tried to go up to 168 to make the Billy Joe fight. What did Billy Joe say? ‘I’d rather fight Andrade than wait until May to fight Canelo.’

“It was all smoke and mirrors to get the, to use leverage, to make more money to make the deal happen and get whatever they’re going to get,” said Andrade.

You can definitely say that Canelo is very, very calculated about the guys he faces. Andre Ward said it a couple of years ago in making his opinion on why Canelo chose to face a wash-up Sergey Kovalev rather than the unbeaten IBF/WBC 175-lb champion Artur Beterbiev by saying that the Mexicans star takes “calculated risks” rather than “stupid” ones.

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In other words, Canelo selectively chooses his opponents and isn’t like the boxing greats of the past, who took on fighters that could potentially beat them.

When the late Salvador Sanchez took on Azumah Nelson and knockout artist Wilfredo Gomez, those were fights that were considered 50-50 affairs, and yet he still took them. We haven’t seen the same kind of risk-taking from Canelo. He’s more of a Floyd Mayweather Jr type of calculated risk-taker.

Demetrius says he’d have beaten Saunders

“They [Saunders] used my name as leverage to make the deal happen,” said Demetrius by Billy Joe, making it appear that he wanted to fight him before signing to face Canelo instead.

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“If me and Billy Joe had fought, I feel that I have the confidence and the ability to beat him,” Andrade continued.

“If you’re going to bet me, then beat me because you’re going to make way more fighting Canelo next because now you really fought somebody.

“For me, now I really fought somebody. I fought Billy Joe. So I tried to make that happen, but Canelo shut that down because he’s the pound-for-pound guy, and he has the luxury of doing those types of things.

“Because it’s an easier path to fight Billy Joe,” Andrade said when asked why Canelo fought Saunders rather than him. “You look at Billy Joe’s last fight, and you look at my last fight.

“My opponent [Liam Wiliams] would trash [38-year-old] Martin Murray. He’d have probably gotten Martin Murray out in a few rounds.

“Billy Joe couldn’t even get Martin Murray out of there. He looked sluggish, he looked like s***, and you think that’s a guy that is going to beat up Canelo?” said Andrade.

It goes without saying that Andrade would have beaten Billy Joe Saunders if he’d been in the ring with him last Saturday.

Saunders has no power. He’s slow and sluggish since moving up to the 168-lb division in 2019. He looked like he’s fighting at roughly 50% capacity of the fighter he used to be eight years ago.

At this point in Saunder’s career, he’d lose to approximately ten of the top super middleweights. He’s very average. You can argue that Saunders would lose to all these fighters:

  • Carlos Gongora
  • David Benavidez
  • Edgar Berlanga
  • Gennadiy Golovkin
  • Jermall Charlo
  • Demtrius Andrade
  • Caleb Plant
  • Daniel Jacobs
  • David Morrell
  • Anthony Dirrell
  • Bektemir Melikuziev

Andrade: Canelo is fighting all these European guys but not me

“But as far as the excuse [Canelo came up with] not to get in the ring with me, to call me a horrible fighter, say, ‘I would never get in a fight with you,’ That’s coward s***,” said Andrade.

“When you’re willing to give these European guys [Callum Smith, Rocky fielding, Sergey Kovalev, and Billy Joe Saunders] that have nothing to do with the United States, they can get it, but we can’t.

“Truth be told, that’s an easier fight [for Canelo]. What am I supposed to do by continuing to get in the ring, fighting people, and being told that I don’t fight nobody when I do make approaches.

“I be trying to do this, but when I do it, I got to hear a backlash,” Andrade said.

There’s obviously a reason why Canelo is choosing to fight Saunders, Yildirim, Callum, and Fielding rather than Andrade.

The only thing you can deduce is Canelo has been milking his contract with DAZN by taking sure thing fighters to make sure he doesn’t lose again.

If Canelo wanted to give boxing fans what they’ve been asking for, he would have fought Charlo, GGG, Andrade, and Benavidez a long time ago. But that would be asking Canelo to do something that he’s comfortable with.

Despite what some boxing fans say, Canelo did not look good against the faded Saunders. Indeed, Canelo looked old, tired, and incapable of throwing combinations.

He’d lose to Benavidez, Andrade, Charlo, Golovkin, and Gongora the way he fought last Saturday. Yes, Golovkin would beat Canelo, and perhaps comfortably.

GGG looked a lot better last December in his fight against Kamil Szceremeta than Canelo has looked in his last three fights.

The only thing that you can deduce from that is Golovkin’s grueling fight with Canelo in 2018 took something out of the Mexican star, leaving him no longer capable of firing on all eight cylinders.

Andrade unable to get Charlo and GGG fights

Nah,” said Andrade when asked if he’s had a conversation with Eddie Hearn since he invaded Canelo’s post-fight press conference last Saturday.

“I don’t think they like what I did. If Eddie Hearn appreciated what I did, what fights do we have to make sure that we get the Canelo?

“To me, the closest person to get that ticket is GGG. Now, if GGG doesn’t want to do it, I’m going to have to continue to fight somebody. I can’t just sit here and wait and be old and wrinkly.

“Eddie Hearn has helped me be active in that way,” said Andrade, but as far as helping me get a GGG fight, it’s not happening, a Canelo fight, it’s not happening.

“He tried to help with making a Charlo fight by offering 7 million dollars, but no counteroffer, no nothing.

“So when it came down to that situation, people saw what he did, and that’s it. But I don’t care what he does. I’m not doing that for Eddie Hearn.

“I’m doing that for me. I’m sparking what needed to be sparked a long time ago, and the facts are coming out that everyone needs to see.

“I’m doing what everybody needs to be doing if they want to fight somebody. I did it with Charlo, I did it with GGG, and I’m going to continue to do it ain’t the three best guys because when you say, ‘I don’t fight nobody.’

“When I try to fight on, they say, ‘You don’t deserve to fight him.’ Why does everybody else deserve to get in the ring but me? I don’t get that,” Demetrius said.

With Andrade unable to get fights against GGG, Charlo, and the other popular fighters, he’s in a position where Canelo makes excuses to the fans for why he doesn’t need to fight him.

11 thoughts on “Demetrius Andrade: Canelo is a coward”

  1. Damn, Boo Boo. You made quite the argument in this article you wrote under a pseudonym. Alright, you got me, I’m sold. Let’s see you next against Canelo.

  2. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is a good boxer who has fought dangerous opponents. He fought James Kirkland, Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Miguel Cotto. In my opinion Miguel Cotto was winning until Canelo caught on and won. Canelo, however, took the risk. These wins came with risk and they were Black, Slavic and Puerto Rican.

    The Charlos, Caleb Plant and them aren’t fighting anyone, or trying to but want to get rich off of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. That’s not how it works buddy. Canelo is in Floyd’s situation where everyone want to take a shot at you but not EARN THE FIGHT.

    Neither Charlo or Caleb Plant can fight Daniel Jacobs, Gennady Golovkin or EACH OTHER to prove themselves as being a competitive contender worthy of Canelo.
    Despite, their inability to fight each other they sit safely awaiting a Canelo fight. That’s not sportsmanship at all.

    The boxing commission is pro-Black. When Keith Thurman(once thought to be Latin) wanted a fight NONE of the Blacks would fight him, chiefly the ones Keith wanted whom were Kell Brook and Shawn Porter.
    Then as SOON as Keith Thurman drew a 4.4 Million viewer success in his victory over Robert Guerrero, the African Americans wanted to chime in on the man’s success begging Keith to fight then nameless Errol Spence. Keith’s attitude was that I made it here and Errol has to climb the rungs of success for himself.

    Similar here with Canelo. Just as the Blacks witnessed Thurman rise and become a main event fighter no longer fighting on undercards, Canelo has established himself at such prominence and they want undeserving opponents to take a shot at Canelo. They can’t fight each other but have plenty excuses.

    Canelo Alvarez could have a big fight against Andre Ward. If it come down to it even a Roy Jones vs Canelo Fight would be before fighting the Charlo brothers.

    • Just shut up you sound dumb! The so called best pound for pound fighter shouldn’t be scared and should want to fight the other top guys like Andrade and ggg and those guys for his fans trying to make it seem like no1 deserves to fight canelo then he might as wheel retire ! Foh he a coward and don’t want to take the risk of losing !

  3. Lmao people talk smack till they get in the ring to fight him and get their face broke. A bunch of chumps who have done nothing for the sport want a shot at the champ. I’ll remember your weak post when another one bites the dust.

  4. The writers central point is TRUE. And I’ve been saying this for some time. Canelo will not fight a cerebral, athletic, talented slick in his PRIME counterpunching boxer who has some good pop on his punches. Let me put it in plain speak. Talented black fighters in their PRIME who can fight will NOT be invited to the party. The loss to Mayweather and the VERY competitive close call to Lara ensured that. He will also stay clear of capable, strong aggression fighters in their PRIMES (Golovkin and Kovalev)who keep the heavy pressure on for 12 rounds. This is nothing new and it is common knowledge within the boxing community. It’s obvious. How do you justify stiffs like Rocky Fielding, Saunders, Julio Cesar Chavez Junior, Amir Khan 🤔 😳, James Kirkland, the hapless guy he just fought before Saunders and the mediocre title holder he won the belt from prior to these current 2 fights? And then say the man, a CHAMPION, you refused to fight ((Andrade) at 154 and 160 is boring and A horrible fighter? You can’t justify it. Canelo will likely continue to. feast on an even older Golovkin now at 168 (when 3 years ago he said he was done with Golovkin )🤔 and some other mediocre title holder not from the United States who isn’t on the level of an elite fighter.

  5. Take away the clenbuterol beef and canelo will lose his titles. Canelo is on the juice !

  6. Ggg has fought nobody since the canelo fight and he looked horrible. No one wants to see a ggg fight again canelo beats him easily and he’s been improving every fight. Saunders won 3 rounds at most against canelo other than that canelo dominated so don’t even say he looked bad😂😂 you’re just a straight up hater that can’t admit that canelo is pound for pound #1

    • GGG and Canelo put on two of the most competitive fights boxing has seen in awhile. GGG won the first, but Canelo caught a break with a “draw”. 8 out of 10 boxing experts saw GGG win. The second fight was even closer, Canelo landed some very clean shots and fought well but GGG touched him all night long as well and kept the Jab in Canelo’s face. Canelo won the middle rounds but GGG came back and rocked Canelo in the later rounds. GGG won the 10th, 11th, and 12th in my opinion even tho the judges gave Canelo the 12th. G also won the 9th and arguably the 8th. I think G won the second fight as well or Atleast it should’ve been a draw. But Canelo fought a very good fight and by no means was it a robbery that he won. It was a very close fight. It really depends on how you judge a fight and what you consider more valuable. But GGG hurt Canelo in the 10th and Canelo did an excellent job of barely staying on his legs until he gathered himself. It was a highly competitive and fun fight to watch. So with that being said, I’d love to see a trilogy. GGG is getting older and Canelo has the age advantage but I still think it’s a good fight. I don’t think Canelo is gonna walk through GGG like all these people say he will. But the problem is, they won’t make the fight. If they do make it, GGG will be 43 years old and most definitely out of his prime. I don’t care if you’re the biggest Canelo fan ever, GGG is and was one of the hardest opponents Canelo has ever faced. Go back and look at Canelo’s reaction after the 2nd fight, he was emotional and in tears because it was such a battle. Canelo doesn’t usually react that way after his fights. So with all that being said, whoever thinks GGG and Canelo 3 isn’t worth watching is out of their mind or Atleast they aren’t a true boxing fan.

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