Demetrius Andrade shreds and devours Jason Quigley in second-round annihilation
When all was said and done, WBO middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (31-0, 19 KO’s) made an example of his most recent opposition. This should come as a surprise to next to no one. In his latest tour of duty, Andrade took on and obliterated Jason “El Animal” Quigley (19-2, 14 KO’s) by way of second round knockout. The televised gutting served as the fifth defense of his middleweight belt.
Throughout fight week, and well before, Boo Boo has made it clear that he wants to face the best competition around. If given his way, Andrade would be testing himself against WBC 160-pound champion Jermall Charlo or undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Sadly for Team Andrade, those fights have remained more elusive than 80º afternoons in Alaska. So, from his unofficial exile from the meaningful prizefights, Boo Boo put Quigley and the world on notice that he meant to make Quigley a human canvas to paint his destruction upon. Unfortunately for El Animal, that’s exactly what happened.
Quigley was coming into the dustup six months after a majority decision win over Shane Mosley Jr and riding a three-fight win streak. Without question, the Irish pugilist will no doubt plummet from the #10 (WBO) middleweight ranking that he held. While he certainly displayed heart and grit, the overmatched fighter did about as well as anyone could hope.
LAMB TO SLAUGHTER
After a fairly dull opening two minutes and change, Andrade managed to drop Quigley with a right hook. The Irishman got up and saw the bell without much more issue. The second round began in the tedious fashion that the first did. Then, about two minutes in, Boo Boo dropped El Animal with a thumping left hook. The wounded challenger made it to his feet only to be dumped on the ground for a third time with a flurry of punches. This time however, referee Arthur Mercante Jr quickly called it off.
By: Bakari Simpson
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