Demetrius Andrade was embroiled in a furious war of words with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez after his landslide victory over Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night.
More than 73,000 people were in attendance for the highly anticipated fight, which began with Saunders blasting out of the blocks with a ton of energy, but failed to land a killer shot.
After Saunders’ early breakup, Alvarez took control of the ring to trap the Englishman in the corner and sneak into several body shots.
The momentum briefly changed in the fifth round when Saunders knocked out the Mexican with a solid left hook.
However, Alvarez quickly regained his composure, outshining his opponent until he landed a flurry of punches to the head in the eighth round, which opened up a cut under Saunders’ right eye – which resulted in got his corner to call the fight.
After the TKO victory, Alvarez now owns three of four belts in the 168lb division, but current WBO middleweight champion Andrade clearly wants a piece of the action.
Interrupting the questions, Andrade started to clap and said, “So when can we do something? Make sure that this happens. What’s up, Canelo? Congratulations today, good job baby, good job. I’m a big fan… but what’s going on? When can we get there? What you think?”
Canelo wasn’t in the mood for Andrade to try and steal his thunder, retorting in perfect English: “I know [you’re a fan]. Dude, you don’t fight with nobody. You are a champion but you do not fight with anyone. You won the belt with no one.
Andrade replied: “A lot of people didn’t fight anyone. What do you mean, my brother? Rocky fielding [who Canelo beat in 2018] – who did he fight?
Things started to get worse at that point, with Andrade Paul’s father and trainer also shouting at Canelo, “You avoid him at 154, you avoid him at 160, now you’re going to avoid him at 168. . “
Security asked the pair to leave, while promoter Eddie Hearn – who also promotes Andrade – begged them to stop, before Alvarez yelled, “Get out of here, man. Please get the f *** out of here. It’s my night.
Andrade’s father then exploded and was immediately escorted shouting, “Don’t tell him to come out here. F *** you. Go ahead, come on. Come. Be ab ****. Kiss my ass. “
Andrade himself also hurled insults at Alvarez, saying, “Don’t swear at me. Don’t talk to my dad like that. I’ll fuck you. I just asked you a simple question. What will you do? Are you tough? Watch your mouth, my brother. I congratulated you my brother, pay attention to your mouth.
Canelo immediately retaliated by saying, “Hey get out of here because I’m going to fuck you right now mom *****.” Hey, get out of here.
“Hey, you’re a horrible fighter. You have never won against a good fighter. You are a horrible fighter. Horrible fighter. Just a payday, a payday, you want a payday, I know that.
Andrade is coming off a victory over Briton Liam Williams last month, but Canelo has already announced his intention to win the undisputed super middleweight world title and challenge Caleb Plant afterwards.
The IBF champion retained his title with a convincing victory over Caleb Truax earlier in the year, with the Mexican star now pound for pound over the American.
“It’s my plan, go get the belt,” Canelo told DAZN when asked if he wanted Plant after the victory in Texas.
“I am coming my friend.”
Beating Plant would see him become the first undisputed champion in the 168-pound division, whether in the three-belt or four-belt era, but the pound-for-pound King, however, is also not averse to fighting Jermall Charlo – and neither does the average weight.
“I’m going to lose my title and I’ve gotten to 168 to make it happen now,” he wrote on a deleted Instagram story. “Boxing has to see this.”