WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) may be seen in action against WBO middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs), as Matchroom MD Eddie Hearn has hinted a fight between the two has possibilities.
A faceoff between the two undefeated pugilists will surely be a mouth watering fixture in the stacked 160 lbs division. On one hand, Jermall recently defended his green and gold belt against Juan Macias Montiel of Mexico on 19th June at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Meanwhile, Andrade marked his fourth title defense with a unanimous decision victory over British boxer Liam Williams on 17th April at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida.
Pitting the two against each other will mean a unification fight, and as Hearn has been trying to get Andrade an elite opposition, Jermall is looking to be the best choice right now.
Have to let these guys fight these kinds of fights: Hearn interest in Charlo vs Andrade
Speaking to DAZN Boxing Show in a recent interview, Hearn revealed Stephen Espinoza of Showtime has claimed that Jermall is currently not linked with the promotion and can fight in any platform, which clears the road for a potential Andrade clash.
“I saw Stephen Espinoza yesterday say that you know Charlo wasn’t tied to Showtime, and he wouldn’t stop him taking that fight anywhere else. That was music to our ears,” said Hearn, “But at the same time. We’re not tying, and DAZN won’t tie Andrade to DAZN if that fight presents itself because you have to let these guys fight these kinds of fights.”
Although Jermall recently expressed his desire to “give up” his WBC belt to have a go at Canelo Alvarez, as well as his “Plan B” of facing Gennady Golovkin- one of the greatest middleweights of all time, its not known that if he will be interested to lock horns against Andrade.
Following his win over Montiel, “Future of Boxing” did not show much interest regarding talks about a potential Andrade clash, which may turn out to be the only factor that may prevent the fight from taking place.
Meanwhile, Andrade is ready to shoot at the top of the division. The 33-year-old was even involved in a verbal scuffle against Canelo back in May, and will not waste an opportunity to aim at the unified middleweight championship.