Hearn: Jermall Charlo can make HUGE money fighting Demetrius Andrade
By Jim Maltzman: Eddie Hearn hasn’t given up his goal of enticing Jermall Charlo to come over to DAZN to face WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade in a unification fight with the potential to fight Canelo Alvarez. Eddie wants Charlo to accept the offer to fight Andrade, and then he can return back to PBC afterward.
Hearn insists that WBC 160lb champion Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) can make three times the money he’s been making per fight if he takes on Andrade (29-0, 19 KOs). Charlo, 29, isn’t showing interest in accepting Hearn’s offer despite his positive talk of the riches he can make. Jermall has his own promotional company, and he worked with Premier Boxing Champions. He’s got a good situation right now.
If Hearn were to let Andrade fight on Showtime, the network that Jermall fights on, then he might have a better chance of putting that fight together.
Hearn: Charlo can fight Andrade and return to PBC
“This is what I’m saying about the Charlo offers. Have one fight, and fight Demetrius Andrade,” said Eddie Hearn to Fighthub about his desire to have Jermall come over to DAZN to face Andrade. “Make a huge amount of money, and maybe you win two belts and you stay and fight Canelo or maybe you go back to the PBC.
“That’s a s— fight,” said Hearn when told that Charlo will likely fight Chris Eubank Jr. next. “But we can pay him [Jermall] three times what he’s going to make to fight Eubank. But there are some really convincing people out there that will tell you to turn down great offers for strange reasons,” said Hearn.
It sounds promising what Hearn says about Jermall making three times what he’s been getting, but he may have a better offer with PBC. He’s expected to fight Chris Eubank Jr. soon, and that’s a fight that will create a lot of interest from U.S boxing fans. Charlo seems to be loyal with PBC, and if he agrees to fight on DAZN against Andrade, he might ruffle some feathers.
Andrade still not getting big fights
Hearn is starting to show signs of desperation to get big-name opponents for Andrade to fight. The Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn signed the 29-year-old Andrade recently, but he’s yet to put him in against a big name. He had hopes of matching Andrade against Canelo, Gennadiy Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders and Daniel Jacobs, but none of those fights have happened.
In Andrade’s last three fights, he’s beaten these guys:
- Artur Akavov
- Maciej Sulecki
- Luke Keeler
The only improvement that Hearn has made since signing Andrade is he’s keeping him busy, which is a big positive for him. But as far as the opposition that Andrade is facing, it’s similar to the guys he was fighting before he hooked up with Hearn.
Andrade is coming off of a 9th round knockout victory over Keeler last January in a one-sided fight from start to finish.
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