Demetrius Andrade reacts to Jermell Charlo “Hate,” says they can fight at 160
By Dan Ambrose: Demetrius Andrade was surprised to learn that Jermell Charlo said that he hates him. Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) says he has no hate for Jermell (34-1, 18 KOs), but he’s open to fighting him if he comes up from 154 to 160 for them to battle it out.
WBO middleweight champion Andrade states that he won’t move back down to 154, as he already left that weight class behind when he moved up to 160 in 2017.
Andrade, 32, has packed on too much muscle weight for him to trim down to fight Charlo.
Andrade says he and Charlo can make $7 million to fight between them if he’s willing to come up to 160 to fight him.
Demetrius plans on defending his WBO title against his mandatory Liam Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) next. They have a purse bid scheduled for this week on February 10th.
Andrade may move up to 168 soon to become mandatory for the Canelo Alvarez winner vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight on May 8th.
Andrade surprised Jermell saying he hates him
”You want to be my friend? You can be my friend, man,” said Andrade to Fighthype when told that Jermell Charlo says he ‘Hates’ him. “Come on, do you want to hang out, text me, happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas?
“But I got something for him. I can’t give it to you, but I can give it to my media, and then I’m going to talk about it later. But I got something for his a**. It’s funny, but damn, bro.
“You hate me? I like you. He’s a funny guy, but no clue. Yeah, earlier in our conversation. It’s something I can’t speak too much of,” said Andrade when asked if he was previously supposed to fight one of the Charlo twins.
“Yeah, there was some s*** where me and him were supposed to fight, but the fight don’t happen. But let’s just bring up dollar amounts.
“I don’t know,” said Demetrius when asked which of the two Charlo brothers he was planning on fighting.
“I don’t really keep up with them, so I don’t know. Whichever one. I do know I ran up on both of them. ‘You or you, I don’t know who is who.’
“I ran up on both of them at two different press conferences and also in New York. I’m not ignorant. I also ran up on GGG, and that s*** was crazy, said Andrade.
Charlo vs. Andrade would interest a lot of boxing fans if they could put it together.
Jermell’s recent comments about not wanting to move up to 160 or 168 for fights suggests that we’re not going to see him facing Andrade anytime soon.
The 30-year-old Jermell has a good thing going by fighting at 154, and it would be a huge risk for him to go up to 160 to face Demetrius.
Demetrius tells Charlo to come up to 160
“So we were supposed to fight, but my thing is this,” said Andrade. “Let’s just say a dollar amount. I’m going to fight you for 500 grand, right?
“Way back when but now today for $7 million. What matters the most? A fight that didn’t happen for $7 million for a fight that will happen?
“Exactly my point, right? No harm, no foul. Either way, it didn’t go down in my eyes, and there’s a reason for it and it’s out there.
“I can’t speak about it too much. The whole situation whatever. I’m not with my promoters, the whole nation thing. I can mention those but I can’t talk in detail about that s***.
“Whatever, it didn’t go down, what you mean? We can fight right now. Do you want to make $7 million?” said Andrade in talking about Jermell Charlo.
“You want to fight right now? Come up to 160. You said you’d fight Demetrius Andrade only at 154. I’m not making 154 no more.
“I put some weight on. Don’t say you want to fight me but only at 154. But then when I move up to 168, you’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ll go up to 160 now.’ Do you feel me?” said Andrade.
Charlo seems like he’s content where he’s at, competing at 154 against fighters like Jeison Rosario, Erickson Lubin, and Tony Harrison.
If Charlo moves up to 160, he’d be expected to fight Gennadiy Kolovkin, Chris Eubank Jr as well as Andrade.
Andrade won’t fight Jermell in the street
“I heard, ‘Oh, black boy, you’re not making boxing not making no money.’ Listen, stop right there,” said Andrade. “You don’t know my contract.
“I’m glad black people are making money, bro. I’m glad you’re making money, I’m glad you’re fighting. and I’m glad you’re doing this s***.
“I don’t ever want nobody not to make money in this sport. This s*** is f**** dangerous. This s*** hurts, and there’s nothing nice about this.
“Make the money, I want everybody to make the money the best they can. There’s no insurance, there’s no 401Ks here, there are no unions.
“There’s none of that. Either we fight to get paid, and if you only get paid a little bit, that’s it. If you get paid a lot, yo, then do the right things with it, bro.
“Be grateful, successful, be happy. I’m chilling. I got my little toy, Lamborghini, out there I can hope in. I can go do that too.
“I’m eco-friendly too. My s*** is electrical. I got my b****. I got my dogs. I’m cool. When we see each other, that energy don’t come across the line.
“I’m not going to fight you on the street. I fight to get paid. If you really want that, cross the line, bro. Come over here and test me for real.
“I want people to understand that. If we see each other, I’m not going to go up on him [Jermell]. ‘Let’s fight.’
“I’m waving. ‘I’m good, I see you. I know you see me, I see you too,'” said Andrade.
$7 million sounds like a lot of money for Andrade and Charlo to be making for a fight, but it might bring in that kind of money on pay-per-view.
If they package Charlo’s brother Jermall Charlo on the same card, he might get the kind of money Andrade is talking about.
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