Demetrius Andrade eyes three-belt unification with Gennadiy Golovkin

RINGSIDE 06/10/2019
Demetrius Andrade

📸 Ed Mulholland

WBO ruler Demetrius Andrade is interested in landing a massive three-belt unification with new unified middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin.

Andrade was more than an interested spectator as the WBO Middleweight champion sat ringside as Gennadiy Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko went to war for the vacant IBF and IBO titles at Madison Square Garden live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Andrade (28-0 17 KOs) is set to defend his WBO crown in December before hunting a blockbuster clash in 2020 to back up his conviction of being the best 160lber on the planet.

Both GGG and Canelo Alvarez are on ‘Boo Boo’s’ radar for that.

The Rhode Island star spoke before Kazakh king Golovkin regained his old IBF and IBO crowns against Derevyanchenko.

“I would get in the ring with the winner as they are both standout guys,” said Andrade.

“GGG is the more popular guy and I want to go out and beat the popular guy. He may not be the most skillful out there. He’s put in the work, they’ve moved him well and he’d be a great guy to put on the resume, even if he loses – it’s still GGG!

“I’m not frustrated, I’m working on my own legacy. I want to stay active, fight who we can fight, fight my mandatories and do what we have to do so there’s no more excuses for why people won’t fight me.

“There’s a small window of names out there now and sooner or later, we’re going to have to fight.

“So how can I be frustrated when I am a World champion again? – I’m fighting four times in a year, I’m getting paid, I’m chilling, my family is good. There’s nothing to be frustrated about.

“It would still be an honor to get in with Canelo, with GGG, they’ve done a lot for the sport and so am I. It’s going to happen, me and Canelo are in the same age group.

“When it comes to skills, I do believe I’m the most talented fighter out there. So, people don’t want their business destroyed by fighting me.


“But at the end of the day, you are fighting one of the best. You’re going to say that you fought Demetrius Andrade – Olympic champion, two-weight World champion, what is there to be upset about.

“Everyone is fighting around the same time, GGG-Derevyanchenko, Canelo in November, I’ll be fighting in December, we can fight in May or June.

“So it’s all lining up and all I have to do is keep winning and looking good.”