Demetrius Andrade’s next fight – Eddie Hearn names Charlo and Gennady Golovkin as targets after win over Liam Williams

Demetrius Andrade’s next fight – Eddie Hearn names Charlo and Gennady Golovkin as targets after win over Liam Williams

April 18, 2021

EDDIE HEARN namechecked Jermall Charlo and Gennady Golovkin as possible next opponents for Demetrius Andrade.

Andrade saw off a valiant effort from Welshman Liam Williams to hang onto his WBO middleweight title on Saturday night.

The southpaw champ, 33, outpointed the 28-year-old from Clydach in Florida.

Matchroom chief Hearn said during the week his fighter was the most difficult boxer to make big fights for.

And after the bout the Englishman told DAZN: "Firstly I thought it was a great fight, big props to Liam Williams.

"If you are a champion watching that fight, firstly as Demetrius says, he's done his job.

"It's not his responsibility to convince the other champions to fight him. Champions are supposed to fight champions.

"Champions have to fight champions and Demetrius can't just keep defending these belts.

"Let's make these unification fights, that's what being champion is about. Charlo, Golovkin, let's do it."

Hearn argued that Charlo should be looking at a higher calibre of opponent while GGG should face Andrade before his bout with Japanese star Ryota Murata at the end of the year.


The 41-year-old added: "You've got guys out there like Jermall Charlo – his brother's doing a great job going through the divisions fighting champions and he's fighting… I can't even remember his name… Juan Montiel.

"Conor McGregor said it best. I don't know what he's doing.

"He's got an opportunity – if he doesn't want to fight on DAZN, we've made him a massive offer, Demetrius will go on fight on Fox.

"It's not a problem, he's not expensive. It's going to cost him the same as [Sergiy] Derevyanchenko. Jermall Charlo against Demetrius Andrade is a big, big fight.

"It's two great American world champions, why are the champions not looking to face Demetrius Andrade. He was hurt tonight, he was tired. He can't make 160 pounds forever.

"If I'm Gennady Golovkin or Jermall Charlo, I'm looking at him thinking 'I can beat him'. So why not step up?

"Gennady Golovkin, a great champion, he's planning a fight with [Ryota] Murata on December 31. We are in April.

"Gennady Golovkin should be looking and speaking to DAZN and us and say 'I'll fight Demetrius Andrade in the summer and then i'll fight Murata in Japan – two massive unification fights."

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