Demetrius Andrade should not have to meet Zhanibek Alimkhanuly yet, says Eddie Hearn ⋆ Boxing News 24

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By William Lloyd: Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has written to the WBC and WBO to try to force a union fight between WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and WBO champion Demetrius Andrade.

If the World Boxing Council orders Charlo to meet Andrade, it is doubtful whether he will do so. Charlo will not take the fight if he does not want to, especially if there is potential for him to lose. Jermall has got a good thing going, making excellent money by fighting the little-known opposition on Showtime.

Hearn tried to lure undefeated WBC champion Jermall (32-0, 22 KOs) to face Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs), but he is not interested.

Meanwhile, the lead for # 2 WBO Zhanibek Alimkhanuly seeks to install him as the next mandatory for Andrade. They want that match to happen next time as the current mandatory Jaime Munguia has chosen not to face Andrade.

Not surprisingly, Hearn is not interested in starting a match between Andrade and undefeated 2016 Olympian Zhanibek (11-0, 7 KOs). It is a high-risk match with low reward for Andrade and it would be a tough match that could lose.

Hearn points out that Andrade, 33, recently defended himself against his mandatory fights two games ago when he defeated Liam Williams in April last year. He does not feel that Demetrius should make another obligatory defense immediately, unless it is again Munguia,

Hearn hopes the WBC orders Charlo to meet Andrade

“Boo Boo wanted to fight in New Hampshire and Providence, so that’s why we did it, and it was a good show,” Eddie Hearn told iFL TV about why he staged Demetrius Andrade’s fight with Jason Quigley in New Hampshire instead. for Las Vegas.

Demetrius Andrade Jermall Charlo

“We wrote to [WBC president] Mauricio Sulaiman yesterday to say that under one of their rules they can order their champion to fight against another champion.

“They have done it before and we have asked them for the good of boxing to order Demetrius Andrade against Jermall Charlo. It is a brilliant match,” Hearn said.

“If they do, then it’s up to the WBO, as we have also written to sanction that match, which they can. Crossing fingers, we’re getting a giant fight.

“Mauricio, these guys are talking about doing the best for boxing,” Hearn said. “I believe it’s a great opportunity for the fans to say, ‘Wow, you’re really working for the best in boxing. You’re trying to make fights that can not be made because of other problems. So we’re awaiting their decision .

Zhanibek would be a big problem for Demetrius

“Not yet,” Hearn said when asked if the WBO potentially ordered Andrade to defend himself against Zhanibek Alimkhanuly after obligatory Jaime Munguia chose not to meet Andrade.

“They have [Team Zhanibek] asked for it. Egis [Klimas] requested it, to which we are currently responding. Demetrius Andrade fought Liam Williams two games ago. It was a mandatory challenger.

“So why should we go back to another mandatory challenger? Give him [Andrade] the chance to make big fights. That’s the whole problem. That will be our argument with them, and hopefully WBC will do the right thing, ”Hearn said.

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