Tyson Fury says two-weight world champion is ‘most avoided man in boxing’ and calls for rivals to fight ‘the bogeyman’
TYSON FURY named the two-weight world champion he believes is the “most avoided man in boxing”.
Fury has slammed his rivals Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk for not fighting him in the past.
GettyTyson Fury pictured at Wembley Arena[/caption]
But that is nothing to the frustration Demetrius Andrade has endured during his career.
The American is a former champion at light-middleweight and middleweight.
And he has now moved up to super-middleweight in pursuit of bigger challenges in the ring.
So WBC heavyweight king Fury, 34, has urged Andrade’s rivals to give the patient contender a chance.
He told Seconds Out: “I’ll tell you someone we need to mention but never gets a mention – and he’s the bogeyman in all the divisions and he needs a shot at something big – Boo Boo Andrade.
“Bogeyman! Bogeyman! The man’s a two-weight world champion and he will box the ears off anyone who has the b******s to get in the ring with him. Give the man a shot at something good.
“He’s moved up now, hasn’t he? 168. So you’ve got Caleb Plant, you’ve got David Benavidez, Charlo. Get them all in.
“Give the man a chance. He’s 33, 34 year old – he hasn’t boxed any of these names and not on his own problem.
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“It’s the other names don’t want to fight him. Most avoided man in boxing.”
Andrade, 34, was set to face Fury’s old friend Billy Joe Saunders, 33, in 2019 but the Brit was pulled out after a failed drug test.
He then chased mega-fights with Canelo Alvarez, 32, and Gennady Golovkin, 40, but to no avail.
Andrade was due to challenge England’s Zach Parker, 28, for the vacant WBO super-middleweight title in a bid to become a three-division champ.
But he withdrew amid a shoulder injury and returned in January in a keep-busy bout against Demond Nicholson.
AlamyDemetrius Andrade, left, was called the ‘most avoided man in boxing’ by Tyson Fury[/caption]