Demetrius Andrade, perhaps the most avoided man in boxing, returns to the ring tonight. ‘Boo Boo’ will be defending his WBO middleweight championship against Ireland’s Jason Quigley, as part of a bumper Matchroom card.
There are four world title fights on the card in total. Kali Reis and Jessica Camara will square off in an exciting super lightweight unification clash. Flyweight firecracker Julio Cesar Martinez puts his WBC belt on the line against McWilliams Arroryo. Meanwhile Murodjon Akhmadaliev, a unified super bantamweight champion after just nine fights, defends his gold against Jose Velasquez.
Here’s everything you need to know about a prime night of pugilism.
Where: SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
When: Friday 19th November, 1:00am UK time
How To Watch: DAZN
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Alias: Boo Boo
Record: 30-0 (18 KOs)
Last Fight: ‘Boo Boo’ is coming off a unanimous decision win over former British middleweight champion Liam Williams in April. The Brit was game, pushing Andrade all the way but ultimately losing a one-sided decision to the slicker champion.
Place Of Birth: Ballybofey, Donegal, Ireland
Alias: El Animal
Record: 19-1 (14 KOs)
Last Fight: The Irishman was last out in May, taking a close majority decision over Shane Mosley Jr, son of the legendary ‘Sugar’. Quigley picked up the NABO gong in that, a regional WBO belt that positioned him for this title chance.
What They Say:
“Every fight is important to show that I’m the best middleweight in the world. The style that I have planned for him is going to surprise people. This is the night that I promise I will surprise everyone, including Jason Quigley.” [BoxingScene]
“I’m a young hungry fighter looking to become a world champion, Demetrius is one so I’m looking forward to the opportunity. Every man is beatable. I’m looking to get in there and give the performance of my career. I believe I can become world champion.” [Pre-Fight Press Conference]
Demetrius Andrade vs Jason Quigley - WBO middleweight championship
Julio Cesar Martinez vs McWilliams Arroyo - WBC flyweight championship
Kali Reis vs Jessica Camara - WBA & WBO super lightweight championship
Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs Jose Velasquez - WBA & IBF super bantamweight championship
Demsey McKean vs Don Haynesworth
Nelson Perez vs Raymundo Rios Cardiel
Thomas O’Toole vs Mark Malone
Khalil Coe vs Aaron Casper