Heading into Friday, November 19’s championship bout, Demetrius Andrade (31-0, 19 KOs) vowed to destroy Jason Quigley (19-2, 14 KOs).
Knockout statements are something that fans and his promoter alike have called for when it comes to Andrade’s fights. He has always shown the ability to hurt his man early, but it’s the big finish which has evaded him.
Against the once-beaten Quigley, at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, live worldwide on DAZN, Andrade made good on his promise and successfully defended his WBO World Middleweight title in style.
Andrade dropped Quigley once in Round 1 and twice in Round 2, forcing referee Arthur Mercante Jr. to call a halt to the bout at 2:24 of Round 2.
After barely breaking a sweat, the question now is what’s next for Boo Boo? Who is willing to step up and face the WBO champion?
“Jaime Munguia needs to be fighting me if he wants to fight GGG,” said an animated Andrade during his post-fight interview with DAZN’s Chris Mannix.
Munguia just scored a victory over Gabriel Rosado last week on DAZN, so that’s definitely a fight that makes sense.
Perhaps more pressure should be put on Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn, Andrade’s promoter, which is something that Andrade said. Andrade also put the onus on fans and Chris Mannix to petition for big fights.
Hearn has stated that he can’t get anyone to fight Andrade, so it remains to be seen if he can put pressure on a guy like Munguia, who also happens to fight on DAZN.
“Demetrius Andrade vs. Jermall Charlo is the biggest fight in boxing,” ranted Mannix immediately after Andrade’s knockout victory. “Make it on DAZN, Showtime or the Home Shopping Network for all I care.”
While both Hearn and Mannix pleaded for a Charlo fight, Andrade is focused on delivering victories no matter who he’s in the ring with.
“I did what I said,” said Andrade. “I felt good, looked good–tall, dark and handsome.”
Who would you want to see Andrade fight next?