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Demetrius Andrade returns against Demond Nicholson after year out of the ring, wants Canelo Alvarez

by Anthony Cocks

Undefeated two-weight world titleholder Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade 31-0 (19) will step into the ring for the first time in a year when he takes on Demond ‘D’Bestatit’ Nicholson 26-4-1 (22) at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC on January 7.

The bout will take place on the undercard of the fight between Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 27-0 (25) and Hector Luis Garcia 16-0 (10).

“I’m feeling good. This is a new journey. I’m looking to become a three-division champion. I’m thankful to have this opportunity to showcase my skill and talent on this beautiful card,” former WBO junior middleweight and WBO middleweight champion Andrade said.

Read more: https://www.ringnews24.com/2022/12/07/demetrius-andrade-returns-against-demond-nicholson-after-year-out-of-the-ring-wants-canelo-alvarez/

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Andrade's been "showcasing his skills" for what seems like 10 years. Perhaps it's not entirely his fault that he's not gotten a single fight at the level he claims he craves; you can't force promoters to make fights they don't want. So here's another one that won't move the needle. Andrade's been marinating so long that when he does meet a "somebody" - if it ever happens - he'll be in for a rude awakening because he's fought so many consecutive opponents at the A-/B+ level. Shame because he could have accomplished something significant over the last five years but his sell-by date has likely passed. One glimmer of hope may a fight with Jermall, who fits the same "getting stale" category.

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Boo Boo has been a pro for 14 years and 31 fights, and he's never faced a former, present or future World Champion. Like he's never even faced a former champion that's moved up 3 weight classes. He's never fought a fighter that would go on to win a world title years down the line. Some of that isn't his fault, but some it is. Now he's fighting Edgar Berlanga left overs? Yawn. 

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--- What, no love for the Androgynous One?

Remember when BJ Saunders was going to defend, but failed a drug test on an over the counter cold decongestant legal under UK rules, but busted by VADA?

WBO stripped him and gave Androgynous a gimme fight for BJ's title against an unknown African. Meanwhile back at the pass where WBO divvy up the spoils, they upgraded BJ to a Super SuperMiddle title against an equally unknown fighter.

I guess even the WBO couldn't stand the idea of two undefeated runner/stinker southpaws making a mess of that title and took action.

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For ever. I remember when he fought on the Danny Garcia vs Rod Salka card, talking about getting meaningful fights. It's sad, because i think i would give him a decent chance against his contemporaries at the weight classes he's competed at. Just took the wrong path to getting those fights. 

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Not sure i can agree with the Crawford comparison. Crawford is a three weight champion, undisputed and has a far better resume. Andrade has jumped around from multiple promoters, with stop and go negotiations that stalled his career on several occasions. 

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