Demetrius Andrade has long complained against top fighters for refusing to take on him in low-risk, high-risk fights, is set to drop his middleweight title in order to avoid an extremely risky, low-reward fight. Jake Donovan reports that, rather than fight the interim WBO champion Janibek Alimkhanuly , as was ordered, “Boo Boo” is expected to switch into super middleweight, and “revisit” an interim title fight against Zach Parker that collapsed in May when Andrade suffered a shoulder injury..
His tenure ends with just five wins in 3.5 years, with the most impressive of them being in the match against Liam Williams.
Demetrius Andrade (31-0 19, Andrade (31-0, 19KO) initially was granted approval to make Alimkhanuly (12-0 8 KO)) fight on hold however, when the Parker fight was cancelled and the deadline for mandatory defense quickly approached, hence a new order was issued in July. As he was clearly not in any intention of ever fight “Qazaq Style,” he could have dropped the belt immediately however he chose to keep it for the full thirty days.
Let me just say, what’s up in the belt-squatting that’s been going on of late? If you’re planning to turn off a mandatory fight, simply take the title off and don’t waste anyone’s time. It’s amusing that he’s clearly looking to get an obligatory Canelo fight, when Canelo has no title right now.
For Alimkhanuly He is promoted to champion status. My bet is that his first defense will be against a mandatory opponent. Jaime Munguia is the current number one however I’m pretty certain the bridge has been shattered pretty extensively at this point. This could leave the #2 spot to Chris Eubank Jr. If Eubank can get past Conor Benn this could be quite a fun game. Demetrius Andrade
The fight was canceled, leaving Parker in the ring after a fourth round defeat to Marcus Morrison last November 6 in Birmingham, England. Parker climbed up to number one in the WBO super middleweight ranking after an 11th-round beating by Rohan Murdock, in Manchester, England. The victory is a major element of his current five-fight knockout streak.