Demetrius Andrade wants a shot at Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
But before he gets to do that, he has at least one more fight, when he makes the second defence of his WBO title on Sunday (AEST) against Maciej Sulecki in Rhode Island.
The 31-year-old Andrade (27-0, 17 knockouts) won the WBO middleweight title on Oct. 20, 2018, with a 12-round unanimous decision win over Walter Kotondokwa in Boston. He defended the title at the start of the year, stopping Artur Akavov in the 12th round in New York.
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Coverage of the Andrade v Sulecki card begins on Sunday, June 30 at 11am (AEST).
Sulecki, 30, is 20-1 with 11 knockouts, His only loss is a 12-round decision defeat against former WBA champion Danny Jacobs in a non-title bout on April 26, 2018.
“I’ve been calling out Canelo and Triple G (former champion Gennadiy Golovkin) for 10 fights and I keep winning,” Andrade told reporters. “At the end of this fight, I see myself with my hand raised, my belt around my waist yelling ‘Canelo!”’
On the card too is a non-title heavyweight bout between former WBO champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand (25-2, 13 knockouts) and Australian Alex Leapai (32-7-4, 25 knockouts).
Parker won the vacant WBO title on Dec. 10, 2016, against Andy Ruiz Jr., but lost his strap to Anthony Joshua in March of last year, before falling to a second consecutive defeat at the hands of Dillian Whyte.
“There are the fights I need to get back in there,” the 27-year-old Parker said. “I have to take care of Alex first, then maybe get revenge against Joshua or fight Ruiz again.”
The promotion also includes a WBA super flyweight title bout between champion Khalid Yafai of Britain (25-0, 15 knockouts) and Norberto Jimenez of the Dominican Republic (29-8-4, 16 knockouts).