By Alex Fesl: Following Demetrius Andrade’s most up-to-date victory vs. Demond Nicholson at tremendous middleweight, he now establishes himself as one of many prime contenders at that weight.
Wanting forward, how does the previous junior middleweight and
middleweight champion evaluate to the elite 168 lb fighters?
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 58-2-2
Canelo has little interest in this matchup at the moment, up to now, or sooner or later. Stylistically Andrade would undoubtedly give Canelo issues as he’s very sound defensively, has slick lateral motion, and has respectable energy. However on the similar time, it doesn’t actually matter, as Canelo believes Andrade isn’t worthy of combating him for no matter causes.
David Benavidez 26-0
I really feel this matchup is essentially the most intriguing of all of the potential
matchups. Benavidez, maybe essentially the most feared fighter at 168 lbs, has been gaining a variety of hype recently for his spotlight knockouts and fan-pleasing model.
Moreover, he seems to be in the identical place as Andrade in that Canelo has little to no aspirations to combat him. Stylistically this combat has the potential to be a extremely entertaining combat.
Benavidez has dynamite knockout energy and relentless strain, and Andrade is without doubt one of the prime defensive fighters at present. In a world filled with PPV fights, I consider this combat suits the factors.
Caleb Plant 22-1
Snoozer alert. Former IBF tremendous middleweight champ Caleb Plant is one other extremely expert fighter that appears to have comparable abilities to Andrade. If these two had been to combat, it might be a hardcore boxing purist’s dream combat.
Boxing, lateral motion, jabs…an actual chess match. Whereas I’d undoubtedly tune into that combat, it doesn’t actually make sense in both fighter’s profession or monetarily at that, both. PBC most likely has little interest in matching these two fighters collectively.
David Morrell Jr 8-0
Just like the matchup with Benavidez, this potential combat would produce fireworks. Morrell is a comparatively untested present belt holder however has proven flashes of nice defensive prowess and devastating knockout energy. He appears to do all the things nicely, however he has solely been in restricted competitors.
Very like Jarron “Boots” Ennis, Morrell will almost certainly wrestle to impress when he steps up the competitors.
This matchup might be essentially the most potential of the above as each
fighters are determined for an enormous combat and don’t have anything pending. I feel this matchup is ripe for Andrade to showcase his abilities and dominate the youthful Morrell.
Let me know within the feedback the way you suppose Andrade would do vs. the highest tremendous middleweights. Who do you wish to see Andrade combat subsequent?