By Sean Jones: Demetrius Andrade berated Canelo Alvarez on Monday, letting the media know that the Mexican star is avoiding the “real dogs’ that could chew him up and spit him out.
For the Canelo enablers that take aim at Andrade’s decision to swerve fights against Zach Parker and Janibek Alimkhanuly, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that Alvarez has arguably swerved these live dogs:
- Dmitry Bivol – *rematch
- David Benavidez
- David Morrell
- Jermall Charlo
- Artur Beterbiev
For boxing fans that don’t follow the sport closely, Dmitry Bivol was a cherry-pick gone wrong for Canelo. When Canelo selected Bivol, he’d recently come back from a dreadfully poor performance against Craig Richards in which he came close to losing and looked terrible throughout.
It doesn’t matter that Andrade didn’t fight Janibek or Zach Parker when he had the opportunity. What’s essential is that Andrade is speaking some truths by telling the fans that Canelo has cherry picking for years, facing poor opposition since Gennadiy Golovkin whipped him in 2018.
Canelo’s easy fights:
- Billy Joe Saunders
- Avni Yildirim
- Caleb Plant
- Sergey Kovalev
- Daniel Jacobs
- Rocky Fielding
- Callum Smith
The undefeated former two-division world champion Andrade let the media know that he’s given up on trying to get a fight against the 32-year-old Canelo because he’s not looking to take real challenges.
“Of course, Canelo, but you see where that goes. He ain’t trying to get in there with the real dogs or someone that knows how to really fight and can punch too and is smart,” said Demetrius Andrade to the media on Monday, letting them know that Canelo Alvarez had been avoiding the dangerous young lions that could rip him to pieces.
Demetrius points out that Canelo doesn’t want to get in there with fighters with power & ring smarts. While Canelo recently fought the 40-year-old Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy match, he didn’t face him until four years after their previous fight in 2018.
The years hadn’t been kind to Golovkin, as he was just a shadow of the fighter that had arguably beaten Canelo in both their second and first fights.
Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) is expected to take a soft job in John Ryder next May rather than face his former conqueror Dmitry Bivol or David Benavidez.
Those are the two fights that the boxing world wants to see from the former four-division world champion Canelo.