For the past few weeks, it was assumed that Maciej Sulecki would be the next man in line to challenge for Demetrius Andrade's WBO middleweight title, but that title fight could be in jeopardy.
According to ESPN, Sulecki is currently dealing with a hairline fracture in his right hand and won't be ready to face Andrade, which was planned to take place this summer. The two current dates being thrown around are June 22 and June 29 in Providence, Rhode Island, but Hearn still needs to secure a venue for the fight.
While Sulecki may not be ready to face Andrade by then, according to the report, Sulecki doesn't necessarily agree with that sentiment. In a response to Michael Benson on Twitter, Sulecki stated that he will be fit enough to compete in June and fight for the WBO middleweight title.
Dziwna sprawa.... reke bede leczyl jesze pewnie ok tygodnia nawet jezeli beda to dwa tygodnie to data 22/29 czerwiec idealnie by pasowala bo trening motoryczny robie caly czas. https://t.co/n0oyyf8JUD— Maciej Sulęcki (@SuleckiMaciej) April 6, 2019
Sulecki may not be the mandatory challenger to the WBO title, but he was the favorite to land the title shot after Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said Sulecki's fight against Gabriel Rosado, which took place in March. Sulecki won after surviving an intense rally from Rosado to capture the WBO International title.
Andrade has held the WBO title since last October when he defeated Walter Kautondokwa by unanimous decision. Since then, Andrade has defended his title once, winning a 12-round decision against Artur Akavov last January at Madison Square Garden.