Former skilled boxer Timothy Bradley believes Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is avoiding Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. The Mexican boxer nonetheless has no opponent for his upcoming battle in 2024 after defeating Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas final month by way of unanimous choice.
Bradley, 40, spoke to Professional Field TV earlier this month and made a number of explosive claims that Canelo turned down an enormous bag to face Andrade.
“[Andrade] groups up with Matchroom, affords Canelo Alvarez $40 million to face him. $40 million. Guess who turned it down? Canelo Alvarez,” Bradley acknowledged. “And guess who Canelo Alvarez determined he wished to battle? It was [Sergey] Kovalev he determined to battle, and he was gonna make $35 million to face him.
“Does that sound like a battle that is been ducked to me? Completely. Whenever you’re getting provided extra money to battle a specific man and you do not take it to go a better path, that may be a duck to me. That is a duck from Canelo Alvarez.”
Canelo defeated Kovalev in November 2019 by way of knockout. At the moment, Andrade had an undefeated document of 28-0.
GGG additionally ducked Andrade
Canelo is just not the one one who has refused to face Andradre, as Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Jermall Charlo, Jermell’s brother, additionally did so, in keeping with Bradley.
“It states proper right here that Andrade provided Jermall Charle $7 million to face him. And guess what occurred after that? Jermall Charlo mentioned no thanks, it is okay,” Bradley mentioned. “Boo Boo began going to those guys’ press convention. He went to 2 press conferences of Jermall Charlo, and so they mentioned completely not they do not need to face him.
“He even went to GGG – I overlook who he was preventing – however he truly stepped into the ring. He wasn’t allowed to step within the ring, however he was attempting the whole lot he presumably can to make these fights with these massive names on the market. Do GGG, Jermall Charlo, Canelo Alvarez, all these guys walked away from massive cash, as a result of they did not need to face who? Andrade.
“When it bought actual scorching in there, bro, everyone jumped ship as a result of they did not need to face what they noticed on the movie.”
Who’s Demetrius Andrade?
Andrade is a 35-year-old American boxer of southpaw guard who fights within the tremendous middleweight division.
His final battle was on January 7 of this 12 months in opposition to Demond Nicholson, whom he defeated by unanimous choice in 10 rounds.
Andrade now has a 32-0 document with 19 knockout finishes and on November 25 will face David Benavidez (27-0), who may additionally face Canelo in Could 2024.
If Andrade beats Benavidez, Alvarez’s pure rival within the World Boxing Council, he would then be entitled to a battle in opposition to Canelo.