Demetrius Andrade vs. Jason Quigley – Live results
By Mark Eisner: WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs) obliterated fringe contender Jason Quigley (19-2, 14 KOs) by s second round knockout on Friday night in their headliner fight on DAZN at the SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire.
The 2008 U.S Olympian Andrade knocked Quigley down three times in the contest. Quigley was down once in round one, and twice more in the second round.
In the second round, Andrade dropped Quigley with a big overhand left hand for the first knockdown. Moments later, Andrade dropped Quigley for the second time after nailing him with several power shots after trapping him against the ropes.
The time of the stoppage was at 2:24 of round two.
Boxing News 24 will be giving live results below for tonights’ action in New Hampshire:
- WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez (18-1, 14 KOs) and challenger McWilliams Arroyo (21-4, 16 KOs) battled hard for two rounds, but disappointingly it was ruled a no contest. Arroyo was cut in two places from accidental head-butts from the 26-year-old Martinez in the second round. After the round ended, the 35-year-old Arroyo said he couldn’t see out of his cut right eye, resulting in the match being halted. Due to the fight not having gone four rounds, it was scored a no contest. With the cuts being caused by two head-butts, that forced the issue. In the first round, Arroyo dropped Martinez with a left hook after hurting him badly. Moments later, Martinez returned the favor in knocking the talented 2012 Olympian to the canvas with a big left hook. In the second round, Martinez was given credit for a knockdown when he shoved Arroyo to the canvas after he’d been cut. The referee obviously blew the call in giving Martinez credit for a knockdown that was a push. It’ll be interesting to see if Martinez’s promoters at Matchroom Boxing will give Arroyo a rematch. If not, Martinez said he wanted to fight the winner of the trilogy match between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
- IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev (10-0, 7 KOs) had a tougher time than expected in defeating his powerful replacement Jose Velasquez (29-7-2, 19 KOs) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision. Despite losing badly, Velasquez proved to be very difficult for Akhmadaliev in hurting him with body shots and having him in trouble in the sixth. In the later rounds, Akhmadaliev held constantly and resorted to shoving Velasquez to the canvas out of frustration. In the championship rounds, Velasquez was exhausted and lost some of the zip on his shots, but he was occasionally able to land some big punches to the body and head of Akhmadaliev. The judges’ scores were 119-109, 119-109, and 119-109. Boxing News 24 scored it for Akhmadaliev by a 119-109 score. It was a good performance, but he had problems with the power of his Chilean opponent.
- WBA World female super lightweight champion Kali Reiss (9-7-1, 5 KOs) battled hard to defeat Jessica Camara (8-3) by a 10 round split decision in a war. The scores were 97-93, 97-93 for the 35-year-old Reiss, and 95-94 for Camara. Both fighters did a lot of damage in that fight, and there was heavy swelling in both of their faces at the end. The vacant WBO title was on the line tonight.
- Big 6’6″ heavyweight fringe contender Demsey McKean (20-0, 13 KOs) defeated journeyman Don Haynesworth (16-8-1, 13 KOs) by a sixth round knockout. The referee stepped in and halted the fight after McKean unloaded with a series of hard shots. The time of the stoppage was at :27. The referee looked like he was close to stopping the contest in the fifth round after Demsey threw an avalanche of headshots against the heavy-set Haynesworth. After the fight, McKean said he was a “step-up” opponent for his next fight and then a big name.
- In a surprise, light heavyweight prospect Khalil Coe (1-0-1, 1 KOs) fought to a four round majority draw against Aaron Casper (6-4-2, 5 KOs). The scores were 39-37 for Coe, 38-38, and 38-38. For the highly-touted Coe to be held to a draw against this level of opponent, it’s got to be a huge disappointment for his promoters at Matchroom Boxing because they’ve been expecting big things from him since signing him last April.
Andrade, 33, needs to put on an exciting performance against Quigley to dispel the notion that he’s a boring fighter.
In some of Andrade’s recent fights, he’s failed to turn it up to score a knockout of his opponents after dominating them early, and it’s cost him.
The big names like Gennady Golovkin, Jermall Charlo, and Canelo Alvarez want to face opposition that is willing to go out on their shields to make it entertaining.
Andrade has been a little cautious in some of his fights, and it’s resulted in him being unfairly pegged as a dull fighter.
Full card for tonight:
Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs. Jose Velasquez
Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo
Demetrius Andrade vs. Jason Quigley
Kali Reis vs. Jessica Camara
Demsey McKean vs. Don Haynesworth
Nelson Perez vs. Raymundo Rios Cardiel
Thomas O’Toole vs. Mark Malone
Khalil Coe vs. Aaron Casper
Quigley ready to upset Andrade
“I know that I can bring stuff to the table that is going to upset him,” Quigley said about Demetrius.
“He’s not this so-called fan-friendly fighter, he can be very awkward and messy, his style is not very enjoyable to watch for those wanting to see blood and guts,” Quigley continued about Andrade.
“He is a technical fighter. I think he is being avoided because of his style.”
“I’m switched on and ready to handle business,” said Quigley to Boxing Social. “He’s a great fighter, a two-weight world champion, and a former world amateur champion.
“The man is probably the best middleweight out there right now at the minute, I believe. I’m excited and looking forward to sharing the ring with him and trying to get that strap away from him and taking it back.
“It’s very important because I’ve got to do what I do,” Quigley said about it being important that he note let Andrade get in his rhythm. “If I let him get in his rhythm, that’s not going to be a plan for me and it’s not going to be a very good move.
“So, it’s very important for me to work on the game plan that me and Andy [Lee] has installed in the training camp the last couple of weeks, and we’ll take care of business,” said Quigley.
Jason coming to rip the belts away
“I’m here to become world champion and that’s my plan on Friday night,” said Quigley.
“I’m the type of person where whenever a challenge like this arises, you up your game. If you can’t up your game when you’re fighting for a world title, then I think you’re in the wrong sport.
“For me, I’ve seen a lot of improvement in a lot of things that I do, so I’m excited,” said Quigley. “Every day I try to be 1% better, so it’s probably been two years since the Tureano [Johnson] fight.
“So you’re talking about 1000% better from 1% better every single day. I’m very much improved mentally and I’m in a far better place for this fight. I’m excited and looking forward to it,” said Quigley.
“I’m enthused because the time is here for this fight. It was postponed for months,” said Julio Cesar Martinez to iFL TV on his fight with McWilliams Arroyo.
“Yes, because of the things he’s been saying,” said Martinez about it being personal for him due to Arroyo making comments about his injury.
“Now that he’s talking all those things and saying I don’t want to fight, it made it more personal. We’re going to see in the ring. I hope that he fights just as hard as he talks.
Julio Cesar Martinez battles McWilliams Arroyo
“Like always there’s pressure and pressure is coming from all sides,” said Julio Cesar Martinez. “We’re going to make sure that McWilliams is not an obstacle but at the same time, we fought a lot of undefeated fighters before.
“Again, we’re not going to underestimate. We’re going to make sure this isn’t a slip-up in our desire to capture other belts and beat all these other champions.
“We’re going to make sure this is just another fight for us. Again, we’re not underestimating him, but we’re going to look for the KO or the decision. We’re ready for that.
“I fought a lot of undefeated fighters, but I want to unify, I want to be champion. We want to fight the undefeated champions, and we want real fights, we want tough fights.
“We know that McWilliams is going to come with everything, but we’re going to make sure after that, we got for the other belts.
“If we can’t get those other belts, we’re going to move up to super flyweight and fight the winner of ‘El Gallo’ Estrada and Chocolatito Gonzalez, whoever remains champion after that,” said Julio Cesar Martinez.
Demetrius Andrade will be defending tonight on DAZN against contender Jason Quigley in a 12 round fight.
Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs), who some boxing fans feel is the best 160-pounder on the planet, will defend his WBO middleweight title against Quigley (20-1, 14 KOs) in a voluntary defense at the SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire. The action kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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