Jason Quigley (19-2-0) just didn't have a chance. Demetrius Andrade (31-0-0) knocked him out already in the second round of the fight for the WBO middleweight champion. Andrade constantly calls out better opponents, but Jason Quigley was not one of them.
Andrade promised he will give a fighting style that would surprise everyone, including his opponent, and to some extent, he fulfilled his promise. Andrade scored three knockdowns in less than six minutes of the fight. Once in the first round and twice in the second, he knocked down his opponent’s “Boo Boo” in a hall in New Hampshire.
Very quickly Andrade started aggressively with a series of punches, but Quigley defended himself from that attack. The Irishman even hit Andrade well in the middle of the first round, and Demetrius welcomed that shot to recover a bit and start giving the opponent more respect.
Andrade became serious after that but remained aggressive. Very quickly it sent Quigley into the knockdown for the first time, and by the end of the round there was just over a minute left. Quigley survived the first round, but Andrade smelled blood and finished the job in the second round.
For more than three years, Demetrius Andrade holds the title of world champion in the middleweight category, but his resume still lacks the fight against the biggest in that category. The 33-year-old American boxer is the sixth middleweight boxer according to Boxrec, and after the fight, he said he doesn’t know what more he has to do to get a chance against the fighters in front of him.
Jermall Charlo, Gennady Golovkin, and Canelo Alvarez are some of the names that interest him. During the fifth month, Andrade even broke into Canelo's press conference but was soon kicked out by security, with Canelo shouting that he hadn't fought anyone relevant yet.
However, the Mexican seems to have different plans. It’s time for Andrade to get the opportunity he deserves, as 31 wins in as many appearances, and a WBO middleweight belt, make him more than a worthy candidate for such matches.
By the way, as part of the same event, we also had the opportunity to watch a match for the WBC Fly Champion category. Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez (18-1-0, 2 NC) and Puerto Rican McWilliams Arroyo competed, but the match ended with a "no contest"
During the second round, there was a head-on collision and Arroyo suffered an eye injury that prevented him from continuing. The belt thus remained the property of Martinez.