Andrade: I would bust up Billy Joe

Demetrius Andrade hopes to finally get to face bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders when boxing returns – and told Matchroom Boxing’s Podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’ that he would ‘bust up’ the Brit if they clashed.

Andrade (29-0 18 KOs) was due to face Saunders in October 2018 for the Londoner’s WBO crown but the Briton failed a drugs test and subsequently relinquished the title.

“I was willing to fight Billy Joe after a 15 month lay-off but that didn’t happen and I am willing to fight him again,” said Andrade. “If I can’t get Canelo then it’s Billy Joe or Charlo at 160. At 168 we’ve got Callum Smith. I would bust Billy Joe Saunders up at 160 or 168, that’s not a problem.

“I consider Danny Jacobs one of the best Middleweights out there, but would I fight him, yeah! If it came to the point where we were going to make X amount, then we could make it happen, but I grew up with him and we have a brothership and mutual connections. Fighting him isn’t something I’m looking to do.

“I don’t want to talk about Liam Williams because there is nothing to talk about. What do I have to say? We know Jacobs, Canelo, GGG, Sergey Derevyenchenko and Billy Joe want to fight, who am I going to fight? Billy Joe or Liam Williams? Who do you want to see?

“I saw Billy Joe in the airport not too long ago. He said ‘what do you think about me and you?’ and I told him ‘he doesn’t want to fight me and for him to go and enjoy his life’.

“It might be Williams but I’m not fighting Canelo or Charlo or Billy Joe behind closed doors because I want to shut them up in front of people! And tell them ‘It’s me again’!”

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  • Billy Joe self-sabotaged himself to get out of that fight. Joe pretended to be confident the whole time. Shame because they had a great press run just to go down the drain.

  • When boxing returns I feel it makes sense for these guys to take their mandatories if (as expected) the shows are behind closed doors.
    AJ should take Pulev , Fury Wilder or Whyte and this guy should take Williams.

  • Your a boring fighter, the only busting up that will happen is with my pillow when u put me to sleep watching u fight.

    • Roy. Thats the damn truth. Andrade hasnt shown he can bust anyone up much less someone with an actual name lmao

  • You just don’t know what to believe, Saunders, Andrade, Charlo, Jacobs, they all want to fight each other yet, nobodies fighting? Got some huge names, in this division, including GGG and Canelo. I believe these guys are fearless, so what is keeping them from fighting? If not the promotors who wait too long to marinate fights, that all we get is talk..

  • Andrade better step up to the plate and fight someone credible. BJS would be a good start to better opposition.

  • This all started when Andrade didn’t take the fight with Charlo. Nobody is scared of Andrade with that amateurish style. Wtf has Andrade fought!? He needs to stop mentioning Canelo or GGG.

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