While he is waiting to fight Canelo Alvarez, Demetrius Andrade will look to successfully defend his WBO Middleweight Title against Jason Quigley.
It was announced by Matchroom Boxing that Andrade will face Quigley on November 19 from inside the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“November 19, it’s me again,” said Andrade in a press release. “Jason Quigley, world rated, good amateur pedigree, decent skills, comes to fight, and hats off to him, he’s actually willing to step in the ring with me, which you can’t say for any of these other so-called top guys. On November 19 though I show him that there are levels to this game."
A Golden Gloves and 2007 World Champion, Andrade made his professional debut in 2008. He won the WBO Light-Middleweight Title in 2013, beating Vanes Martirosyan. In 2018, Andrade beat Walter Kautondokwa to win the vacant WBO Middleweight Title. Defending it four times, Andrade last fought in April, beating Liam Williams via unanimous decision.
The 33-year-old has been facing mandatories during his run but has been calling out other champions for unification bouts. As of now, he hasn't been able to face them, even while calling them out online and in person.
"Just keep winning, that’s all I can do," Andrade went on to say. "Go in there, handle my business, do my job, look sensational, come out healthy and then it’s onto the next. If you have a belt at 160 or 168 lbs, let’s go. Put the politics aside, have your people call Eddie. Let’s get down to business. Charlo, stop running your mouth, making up excuse after excuse. You’re a fighter, let’s fight bro. GGG, where you at? Unify against Murata and then let’s put the three belts on the line next year.
“Canelo you going to run up to 175? Cool, I can meet you there, no problem. First things first though, I need to go out on November 19, defend my championship belt, and put on a spectacular performance, and that’s exactly what I plan on doing.”
Quigley, a former WBC-NABF Middleweight Champion, made his professional debut in 2014. He beat Glen Tapia in 2017 to win the aforementioned title. After Tureano Johnson ended his unbeaten streak in 2019, Quigley has won three in a row. His last fight was a majority decision win over Shane Mosley Jr. in May.
The event will feature a stacked undercard. Murodjon Akhmadaliev will defend his IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight Titles against Ronny Rios, Julio Cesar Martinez will defend the WBC Flyweight Title against McWilliams Arroyo, and Kali Reis will face Jessica Camara for the WBA, IBO, and WBO Light-Welterweight Titles.