Demetrius Andrade’s contract with Matchroom expires after Zach Parker fight on May 21
By Sean Jones: Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade’s contract with Matchroom Boxing will expire with his fight against Zach Parker on May 21, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. wow! Hearn lets go of one of his best fighters. Sean Jones is speechless.
After doing his best to get some top fights for Andrade, Hearn abandons ship and lets him go.
Hearn works with popular fighters like Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol, so he can afford to let a talented guy like Andrade go.
“Just this fight. I think this will be his last fight with Matchroomto be honest with you,” Eddie Hearn told Pro Boxing Fans of Demetrius Andrade’s contract expiring with the Zach Parker fight on May 21.
“We kind of worked the best we could for Demetrius Andrade without delivering the big fight he needed. We tried everythingand it’s not his fault but it’s not our fault either
As the saying goes, ‘All good things come to an end.’ In Andrade’s case, it hasn’t been good as he has been battling lackluster opposition since signing with Hearn.
Hearn admits he hasn’t been able to get the fights Andrade wants/needs since signing with his company, and he thinks he should move on.
Hearn discovered that skilled and talented southpaws like Andrade tend to be avoided like the plague by the best fighters, and they will find any excuse under the sun to avoid fighting him.
Canelo Alvarez fired Demetrius, calling him a “horrible fighter”, then turned around and fought Avni Yildirim, Caleb Plant and Billy Joe Saunders.
These are all fighters Andrade would probably wipe the deck with, but Canelo would rather fight them than him.
Andrade will be undefeated Zach Parker (22-0, 16 KOs) on May 21 for the interim WBO super middleweight title at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, UK.
Andrade goes to 168 to try and force undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez to fight him. If Andrade beats Parker to win the interim WBO title, he can pressure Canelo into fighting him.
Hearn probably won’t be too happy if Andrade gets a title shot against Canelo after leaving Matchroom, but hey.
Sean Jones doubts Canelo would choose to fight lanky 6’1″ southpaw Andrade because he’s capable of doing a lot of the same things that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Erislandy Lara did in their battles against him. He won’t want to take any risks.
Canelo and his manager/trainer Eddy Reynoso carefully consider their opposition before pulling the trigger on fights. Therefore, you see Canelo fighting paper champions like Saunders, Plant, Callum Smith, and Rocky Fielding. Even Bivol, he’s NOT the #1 guy, or even the #2 fighter at 175, but rather the #3 fighter, which you think is the only reason Canelo picked him.
“I think after this fight he should look at options available to him,” Hearn said of Andrade. “If we have options available for him, we will present them. But we worked very well together, but with no real benefit to each other if that makes sense,” Hearn said.
Amazingly, Hearn would let go of a fighter with Andrade’s talent, especially looking at the guys in his stable. Andrade would destroy Hearn’s prized welterweight Conor Benn if the two met, but Conor isn’t about to be dropped.
“He didn’t fight for us, and we didn’t fight the big fights for him. So unless we can fight those big fights, if anybody else can, they should go that route and move on.
“We love Demetrius, but he’s at a point in his career where he really needs big fights. If he can land one I’m sure he’ll work with us, but if anyone else can land one that’s something they should be looking at as well,” Hearn added of the post. ‘Andrad.