If Eddie Hearn is to be believed, efforts are being made towards putting together one of the better available fights in the middleweight division. He tells ESPN’s Steve Kim that he’s made an offer to WBC champion Jermall Charlo to face Matchroom’s own WBO champ Demetrius Andrade, with a willingness to make it a one-fight deal if Charlo desires.
Both men could use a big-name fight; Charlo (30-0, 22 KO) enjoyed a strong run at 154, knocking off notable figures like Cornelius Bundrage, Austin Trout, and Julian Williams, his middleweight résumé is mighty thin. The most notable scalp he’s claimed belongs to Matt Korobov, whom Charlo narrowly edged, and his most recent win came over a blown-up super welterweight in Dennis Hogan.
Andrade (28-0, 17 KO), currently booked to face Luke Keeler on January 30th, doesn’t even have the names at 154; when your most recognizable victims are Vanes Martirosyan and Maciej Sulecki, you might need a spotlight.
There’s obviously nothing binding here, but it’s good to know that people are working on a worthwhile fight.