Via Dan Ambrose: Teofimo Lopez says he wants Canelo Alvarez to face former double world champion Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade next after his win over Gennadiy Golovkin last weekend.
We saw what happened to Andrade when he tried to politely ask Canelo to fight during his post-match press conference after his win over Billy Joe Saunders.
Canelo told Andrade that he was a “terrible fighter” and then told him to get out. Sadly, Canelo stripped Andrade of his dignity by the way he talked to him. He doesn’t have to do that.
I think it’s fair to say that Canelo would need to be dragged kicking & screaming into the ring to take on the undefeated Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs) because he would never agree to that bout.
It would be a great win for Canelo’s career if he wins, but his chances of beating Southpaw Andrade are slim and nil.
Canelo lacks confidence to fight Andrade because if he thought he could win, he would have faced him years ago instead of the likes of Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders, Caleb Plant and Rocky Fielding.
Unlike many boxing fans, Teofimo was impressed by Canelo’s performance in defeating 40-year-old Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) by unanimous decision nearly 12 rounds in a match three. their part at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
It was Canelo’s performance (58-2-2, 39 KOS) that left more questions than answers about how much he had left in the tank after his loss to Dmitry Bivol last May.
There was no noticeable improvement in Canelo’s match against Golovkin, and the only reason he won was that GGG was all about shooting.
How can Canelo fight, he will likely lose half a dozen 168-pound athletes and three 160-pounders.
It would be a carnage of epic proportions in Bivol’s favor. The next time will be a lot worse because Bivol won’t ignore Canelo like last time when he competed in master boxing.
“Canelo did what he had to do. It’s a good win,” Teofimo Lopez told Fighthype about Canelo Alvarez’s win over Gennadiy Golovkin looked very old last Saturday night.
“Unanimous decision, Canelo. Canelo found the bag very soon. The right side connects really well. It’s good that Canelo is back on his winning path.
“I want to see him fight Boo Boo [Andrade]Teofimo said.