Quigley to fight undefeated Andrade for the WBO world middleweight title

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Irish boxer Jason Quigley has earned a world title shot against WBO middleweight belt holder Demetrius Andrade, according to ESPN.

The fight will headline a triple championship title on November 19 in New England, USA and will be broadcast live on DAZN.

Although Mike Coppiner’s ESPN sources have confirmed that the undercard will take place in New England, there is no confirmed location for the fight.

Quigley is coming off the biggest win of his career – a points win over Shane Mosley Jr for the vacant World Boxing Organization NABO intermediate title.

The Irishman has won three fights since his loss to Tureano Johnson in the second half of 2019: Quigley lost the NABF middleweight belt he had held since 2017.

The 30-year-old from Donegal also saw his 16-game winning streak come to an end that night at Fantasy Springs Casino, but he bounced back from the first loss of his professional career.

He boasts an impressive 74% knockout rate (14/19), but he faces his toughest opponent yet in the form of Demetrius Andrade.

Andrade will defend his title for the fifth time when he faces the Donegal boxer, his most recent defense coming in the form of a unanimous decision win over Liam Williams in April.

The 33-year-old American is undefeated in his professional career and has 18 knockouts to his name.

One of those knockouts is a ninth round TKO victory over Dubliner Luke Keeler in January 2020.

The DAZN-broadcast undercard also features title fights at 122 pounds and 112 pounds and all three fights will see the champions promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing go up against Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Productions challengers.

Murodjon Akhmadaliev will defend his 122-pound unified championship against Ronny Rios in the co-feature, sources said, while Julio César Martinez will put his 112-pound title on the line against McWilliams Arroyo in the opening fight.

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