Andrade vs. Canelo Next on the Radar?

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Southpaw 28-0 World Boxing Organization World Middleweight champion Demetrius ‘Boo-Boo’ Andrade, by virtue of winning his sixth consecutive world title fight this past weekend, a 12 round unanimous decision over 28-1 challenger Maciej Sulecki in his hometownProvidence, Rhode Island, might have bought himself a magical ticket with destiny against 52-1-2 World Middleweight and Super Middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Canelo, whose last ring appearance was a 12 round unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs this past May 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, would have a chance to unify the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation World Middleweight titles by facing WBO world champion Andrade.

In actuality, Andrade needs more experience as champion. A fight against a David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens (the current IBA World champion), Gennady Golovkin, Jeff Horn, Rob Brant, Martin Murray, Ryota Murata or similar world class challenger could enable Andrade to step up in promotable regard. For a bout with Canelo to materialize, Andrade has to sell himself as the 160 pound successor to Danny Jacobs, and he might. 2019 is bound to be an action packed year for both the middleweight division, Canelo, Jacobs, GGG and Andrade. This is the top of the heap of the middleweight mix right now. Andrade wants the Canelo fight. Whether the call out gets answered by DAZN remains to be seen. An Andrade versus Canelo match is of great interest, perhaps in 2020, if Andrade continues to win at the world-class titular level. The other option for either Canelo or Andrade is a fight with Gennady Golovkin next or a rumored fight between Canelo and Sergey Kovalev.


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Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at robertbrizel@realcombatmedia.com.