UNDEFEATED former Olympian Demetrius Andrade is still the WBO junior middleweight champion.
For how long remains to be seen.
Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) has not defended his title since stopping Brian Rose in the seventh round at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in June 2014.
The 27-year-old fighter from Providence, R.I., turned down a Dec. 13, 2014, fight with Jermell Charlo on Showtime, part of a three-fight deal with the network, because he and his team were unhappy with the money. His promoters have run into roadblocks trying to arrange a fight against 40-year-old former champion Anthony Mundine in Australia.
The WBO sent a letter this week to Andrade’s co-promoters, Banner Promotions and Star Boxing, saying that it has been more than lenient with Andrade and would give them 10 days from receipt of the letter to get a deal done. That is the end of July. No deal, no more title.