Jason Quigley Doubles Down On A Fight With WBO Champ Demetrius Andrade
You can argue that the current WBO World middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs), is the best in the world at 160 pounds. However, the 33-year-old from Providence, Rhode Island is a fighter without a serious dance partner.
Thirsty for a big-money fight, the man nicknamed “Boo Boo” has not been able to entice the best in his division to step in the ring with him. He would love to face either IBF World middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin or WBO World 160-pound belt holder Jermall Charlo. However, no luck so far. That’s his dilemma. So with that being the case, what is the skilled and talented southpaw left to do? Until he gets that mega-fight, he must stay active. He has to get whoever he can to stay on the minds of the fans.
One middleweight that seems to want some of the Andrade smoke is Irishman Jason Quigley. Ranked #11 by the WBO at 160, the 30-year-old from Ballybofey, Ireland went to social media on July 13 to state that he is more than ready to fight “Boo Boo”.
Always down for the clap-back, the man from Rhode Island responded in kind on July 14. He said he’s willing to rumble with Quigley and anybody else. All he desires are for the promoters to do their job and make it happen.
ANDRADE VERSUS QUIGLEY… WHY NOT?
Quigley has previously called for a fight against the champ following his last fight, a win over Shane Mosley in May of 2021. He is promoted by Golden Boy, while Andrade is with Matchroom. One would think that the two promotional heads could come together and make this match with relative ease. If Andrade cannot get either Golovkin or Charlo, Quigley is a reasonable stay-busy fight. It would be a voluntary title defense. Keeping your name in the public eye is integral, especially for a boxer. If you’re not active, you are not relative. For Demetrius Andrade, he has to take whatever comes down the pike. If that means facing a Quigley who wants to go to war, so be it. That’s the way it goes in this sport.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.