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Team Andrade To Canelo, "put Up Or Shut Up"

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Team Andrade to Canelo, "Put up or shut up"


  



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Philadelphia (September 11, 2014)-- In recent weeks, Former Jr. Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO's) and his team at Golden Boy Promotions have been going over potential opponents for Canelo's expected return to the ring this fall.


Three names that are allegedly on a short list include undefeated current WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (21-0, 14 KO's), former Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey and James Kirkland.


But according to Andrade's father and trainer Paul Andrade, no formal talks have ever taken place and Andrade went on to say he feels that inclusion of Demetrius name is only to bolster Canelo.


"I was totally surprised when I saw the article mentioning Demetrius as a possible opponent,"said Paul Andrade.


"I saw (Alvarez promoter) Oscar De La Hoya at the Shawn Porter - Kell Brook weigh-in and he shook my hand.  I asked him about a fight with Canelo and Demetrius .  He said he we would have to wait in line for about 2 years.  He then gave me a story that when he was in High School that if a girl was interested in him, that they would have to wait two years to date him."


Andrade then thought the fight was a dead issue until he saw some reports on the internet that Demetrius was one of the fighters in line to face Canelo.


"Three weeks later, I read that we are on the short list.  I never realized that two years went by that quick.  Judging by the list, I feel the only reason we are included is that it makes Canelo look good.  Three weeks earlier, Oscar said that they had no intention to fight us."


"Undefeated world champions do not go on a short list."


Andrade went on to wonder how his son got on that list as he has not heard of any negotiations between the two camps.


"I understand that they have negotiated with both Clottey and Kirkland but they have not negotiated with us.  That proves that he does not want to fight us right now."


"I would appreciate if does not mention our name unless he is ready to say that I will fight Andrade."


"It's time for him to put up or shut up.  By mentioning us, Oscar is trying to develop Canelo's next opponent but it seems like they are going back to their old ways by fighting blown up Welterweights.  I have a lot of respect for Clottey and Kirkland but Oscar can't just throw our name in the mix so Canelo can look good. Demetrius is an undefeated titleholder.  Canelo claims he wants to fight the best, well we are undefeated and the best Jr. Middleweight in the world."


"The fans aren't stupid.  I wish Oscar should let them pick Canelo's next opponent. Unfortunately Oscar isn't stupid because he knows Demetrius would be too much for Canelo and our fans would agree with us. "  


Andrade is promoted by Banner Promotions and Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.

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jlc80's Photo jlc80 11 Sep 2014

Let it build. Canelo might fight Kirkland in the instead since Boo boo is going for the vacant MW belt.
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atruesoutherngentleman's Photo atruesoutherngentleman 11 Sep 2014

Andrade has a bit more to prove, no?

No way Team Canelo fights Andrade coming off the Lara fight.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 11 Sep 2014

It's going to be Clottey.
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atruesoutherngentleman's Photo atruesoutherngentleman 11 Sep 2014

View Postjohnnyblaze, on 11 September 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

It's going to be Clottey.

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View Postatruesoutherngentleman, on 11 September 2014 - 03:09 PM, said:

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I feel the same way, and am hoping that somehow it ends up being Kirkland.  That's a dangerous fight though, risks the Cotto match up in May.
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View Postjohnnyblaze, on 11 September 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

It's going to be Clottey.
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On regular ass HBO, right? :mellow:
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View Postjlc80, on 11 September 2014 - 03:53 PM, said:

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On regular ass HBO, right? :mellow:
Yup.
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True Fist's Photo True Fist 11 Sep 2014

Well, Andrade will now fight Korobov for the WBO title. So he really ain't getting the Canelo fight in the Winter. :lol:
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View PostTrue Fist, on 11 September 2014 - 04:58 PM, said:

Well, Andrade will now fight Korobov for the WBO title. So he really ain't getting the Canelo fight in the Winter. :lol:
Right :D
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View Postjohnnyblaze, on 11 September 2014 - 03:12 PM, said:


I feel the same way, and am hoping that somehow it ends up being Kirkland.  That's a dangerous fight though, risks the Cotto match up in May.

I don't believe we'll ever seen a Canelo/Kirkland match up.
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View Postslickvik69, on 11 September 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

Andrade is a very good young boxer

Agreed. Idk why they would risk hanging a loss on the kid at this stage of his career. No way he gets a decision.
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 11 Sep 2014

If it's Clottey in between Lara and Cotto, who can seriously complain about that? And if it's on reg HBO even better.
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View Postjohnnyblaze, on 11 September 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

It's going to be Clottey.
should be a safe bout for canelo?
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View Postrayajr, on 11 September 2014 - 10:17 PM, said:

If it's Clottey in between Lara and Cotto, who can seriously complain about that? And if it's on reg HBO even better.

I don't have a problem with stay-busy fights but it doesn't always have to be someone who was relevant a decade ago.
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