The association recently established a new mandatory contender for the WBO title, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly. This happened after the refusal of the previous challenger Jaime Mungia to enter the ring against the reigning champion Andrade Demetrius. We can remind you that at the moment Demetrius has an amazing streak of victories 31-0, of which 19 are knockouts. Therefore, Mungia’s decision is quite understandable.
However, now the young Olympian Zhanibek Alimkhanuly can seriously ruin the boxer’s career. You shouldn’t expect any big cash prize as well as a good fan base from the fight. But Zhanibek Alimkhanuly has a chance to defeat Demetrius in battle.
Now, many experts say that the most logical step for Demetrius would be to give up the title and turn to the World Boxing Organization in order to move to the new division. Other than that, he could well qualify for a fight with Canelo Alvarez, which would be a good opportunity.
However, no official statements have been made on this score. And at the moment, most of the professional boxers will not want to fight against Demetrius, which speaks of his enormous talent.
Source: Boxing News 24