Former two-division world champion Demetrius Andred (31-0, 19 KOs), who has so far been unable to fight former middleweight dominator Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) in a sluggish career.
Considering that the Kazakhstani is already forty years old, even if they meet in 2023 or later, this will not be the confrontation that could have happened if both entered the ring during the heyday of GGG. Andred understands this himself.
“I think GGG is no longer fire,” said the American
A couple of hours later, 35-year-old Demetrius, disappointed in the 72.6 kg category, will make his super middleweight debut (up to 76.2 kg) in a duel against puncher Demond Nicholson (26-4-1, 22 KOs).
“Where are your eggs?” Endred challenges Golovkin
In case of victory today, Andred still does not write off the option with Gennady, and believes that the IBF and WBA middleweight champion is still a fairly high-class fighter.
“GGG is still one of the best,” said the American. “There are a lot of guys he can still beat. He’s GGG, after all.”
Former coach of Golovkin believes that Charlo and Andred did not deserve to fight him.
A day earlier, Andred had criticized Alvarez for picking his next opponent. He will not even entrust Alimkhanuly with a bag.