Where and when?
Friday, November 21, SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.
What’s at stake?
The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight belt which Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade has held since October 2018. He won it on the same show in TD Garden Boston as Katie Taylor fashioned a shut-out success over Cindy Serrano – older sister of Amanda Serrano – and Belfast’s James Tennyson lost a World title fight to Tevin Farmer.
Andrade has successfully defended the belt on three occasions with one of those wins coming via a ninth-round stoppage against Dubliner Luke Keeler. Ireland’s Steve Collins and Andy Lee – who coaches Quigley but won’t be ringside tonight – both won the WBO middleweight belt during their careers.
Who is Demetrius Andrade?
The 33-year is from Rhode Island, Providence. Like Quigley he had a stand-out amateur career winning the gold medal in the welterweight division at the 2007 World championships in Boston. Surprisingly he didn’t medal at the Beijing Olympics - he was beaten in the quarter-finals. He turned professional immediately afterwards and though he has an unblemished 30-0 he hasn’t been able to land a lucrative fight against any of the superstars in the division.
What channel is the fight on?
The fight is on DAZN. Live transmission begins around midnight (Irish time) and the ring walk for the Quigley v Andrade fight is scheduled for between 3.15 and 3.45am depending on whether earlier fights go their scheduled distance.
The subscription for the DAZN streaming service costs €7.99 per month.
What Jason Quigley says
“I’m here now and looking forward to stepping into the ring. He’s a two-weight world champion and I believe he’s the best world champion in the middleweight division. I think he’s a high-risk low reward for the Canelo’s and Golovkin’s. I’m a young hunger fighter looking to become a world champion.
“I know what I want from life. And I go out and try to live the best life I can every single day. But, in terms of expecting things, I don’t expect things no more from life. I believe things will happen if you go and be the best person that you can be.”
What Demetrius Andrads says
“I’ve been training to be destructive. Someone is going to stop this fight. Put your house on it. I look to give everybody a beating in a sense, to outclass them. Going in and knocking people out is cool but I also like to get rounds in and show my skill level. I know KOs sell and that’s cool, but the wealthiest athlete in the sport was Floyd (Mayweather) and he didn’t knock anyone out for a long time at the end."
What the Bookies say
Andrade is 1/16 to retain his World title. Quigley is a 15/2 shot while the draw is 28/1. The champion is 4/7 to win inside the distance while Quigley is 10/1 to stop the American.
What’s next for Jason?
Everything hinges on the result. A win against the head will propel Quigley’s career into a different orbit. He is not obliged to offer Andrade a rematch so he could set his sights on a mega fight perhaps against the winner of the forthcoming Gennady Golovkin v Ryota Murata unification bout. If he loses, he will have to reassess his career and decide to either hang up his gloves – which is unlikely – or go again and hope to get another opportunity to challenge for a world title.
Tale of the Tape
Age: Quigley- 30 Andrade – 33
Height: Quigley– 6’1” Andrade – 6’0”
Weight: Quigley– 159.8lbs Andrade – 160lbs
Reach: Quigley - 71.5" Andrade – 73.5"
Stance: Quigley – Orthodox Andrade – Southpaw
Pro Fights: Quigley – 20 Andrade – 30
Wins: Quigley– 19 Andrade – 30
KOs: Quigley– 14 Andrade – 18
KO%: Quigley– 70% Andrade – 40%
Losses: Quigley – 1 Andrade – 0
Draws: Quigley– 0 Andrade – 0
Debut: Quigley– 2014 Andrade – 2008
Rounds Fought: Quigley –83 Andrade – 188