By Jimmy James: ESPN broadcaster and host Brian Custer learn a query on a stay interview with Canelo Alvarez that stated the next, “Hey, Canelo, why have you ever regularly refused to struggle Demetrius Andrade. By no means at 154-60lb, and he holds a belt! You known as him boring, however you smashed Billy Joe Saunders, who has an identical model?”
Canelo responded, “Nah, he’s a horrible fighter, and I don’t need to struggle with him. He hasn’t fought with anyone.”
For my part, Canelo is likely one of the greatest disappointments in boxing historical past. It’s considerably shameful how he can get away with ducking fighters who his majesty considers “horrible.” Satirically Avni Yildirim, Liam Smith, Caleb Plant, Billy Joe Saunders, Alfredo Angulo, Rocky Fielding, James Kirkland, and so on., should have been at a totally completely different degree than Andrade. If Andrade is horrible, those talked about above are horrible on the dice. Everyone knows deep inside that Kirland was actually Sugar Ray Robinson in a Halloween costume, and Ezzard Charles disguised himself as Avni Yildrim! Satirically, Andrade held the WBO-WBA titles in 154lb and the WBO in 160lb, which is extra belts than any of the person achievements of the boxers talked about above.
In actual fact, Canelo was just one belt away to develop into undisputed in middleweight if he had solely confronted the WBO champion, Andrade.
Likewise, he by no means sought the WBO in 154lb to keep away from Andrade till it was vacated! The delight of Jalisco would have made historical past for Mexico by turning into the primary Mexican to overcome the middleweight division. But, he determined it was greatest for his controversial legacy to struggle in opposition to the shell of Sergey Kovalev. A struggle the place he gave grandpa a rehydration clause accompanied by a very bizarre knockout that seemed like a Hollywood 80’s scripted film with Steven Seagal.
Andrade has been ducked by Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Dereyenchenko, Erislady Lara, Jaime Mungia, Jermall Charlo, and his majesty, the delight of Jalisco. The one time Andrade missed his alternative was in opposition to Jermell Charlo eight years in the past throughout a nasty transfer the place he determined to vary promotions from Star Boxing’s to Roc Nation as they supplied extra money. A transfer that resulted in not preventing Jermell accompanied by unhealthy blood between the 2. Both approach, shortly after, he sought Jermell and Jermall day and night time for eight years to struggle them, whereas the twins saved taking part in the “2014 card” to keep away from preventing in opposition to him.
In actual fact, I’m going to go even additional! Andrade is probably the most averted fighter up to now 70 years, because the inception of the Black Murderers’ Row. I do know of no fighter who has been extra ducked up to now 70 years. I’ve by no means seen a fighter move by means of such torture looking for somebody keen to sq. contained in the ring with him. Max Kellerman stated it proper, “I’d like to see Demetrius Andrade vs. Canelo Alvarez.”
Canelo is meant to be this famous person who is just not afraid of taking challenges, and like he stated a number of occasions, “nos tenemos que dejar de mamadas,” which implies “I’m not afraid, lets struggle.” However he says one factor contained in the ring to impress his informal viewers who’s unaware of the rehydration clauses he imposed in lots of his fights, exterior of ducking undefeated American boxers all the time in search of English crumpets and outdated troopers to cement his questionable legacy. Let me repeat that once more, Canelo geese “undefeated American boxers” because the final one gave him a superb whopping as he mistakenly thought he was on his approach out like Sugar Shane Mosley. He additionally by no means gave Erislandy Lara a second struggle; ever surprise why?
Andrade will finally have to maneuver as much as struggle at tremendous middleweight as he’s averted at middleweight. Here’s a prediction of what is going to occur within the close to future. You see, he should struggle David Benavidez or Dave Morrell Jr — two fighters that, when talked about, Eddy Reynoso and Canelo, merely ignore — to be able to present he’s not afraid of going through one of the best opponents. These three will arrange a grueling match as they’re all ducked.
Canelo will likely be licking his chops after the extraordinary efficiency of Edgar Berlanga, who confirmed he’s not a horrible fighter like Andrade (insert sarcasm). Berlanga is one other boxer who averted Morrell Jr, Benavidez, and Steven Nelson. Berlanga jogs my memory of Caleb Plant, who has finished a rare job avoiding Benavidez. So Canelo will greater than possible face Berlanga, Jermall Charlo and probably make Errol Spence Jr transfer as much as a catchweight. All the time looking for the toughest challenges, like making Amir Khan transfer up two weight courses.
If Andrade misplaced in opposition to Benavidez, Canelo would say, ‘Oh, he wasn’t something particular.’ If Andrade gained in opposition to Benavidez, Canelo would say, ‘Oh, he was by no means on my degree.’ Canelo strategically isolates boxers like Andrade to make them finally struggle different averted fighters from completely different divisions like Jermall, Benavidez, or Morrell. Jermall is now taking part in the hen sport with Andrade and Benavidez. That approach, boxers like Canelo, Jermall Charlo, or Gennady Golovkin can relaxation assured they gained’t switch their glutinous energy and fame to an obscure opponent that we knew they ducked. I’ll finish this fashion, Canelo supplied Jason Quigley a struggle on Sept. 12, 2020. The rest to say?