Demetrius Andrade Opens As Heavy Betting Favorite Against Jason Quigley

Demetrius Andrade Vs Jason Quigley

  • Demetrious Andrade has opened as the -600 betting favorite against Jason Quigley.
  • Andrade will defend the WBO middleweight title for the 5th time against the Irishman on November 19th in England.
  • The champion is coming off a unanimous decision win over Liam Williams last April.

Demetrius Andrade has opened as the heavy -600 betting favorite to beat Jason Quigley in his next title defense.

Andrade and Quigley have agreed to terms on a middleweight title fight in a DAZN-streamed event on November 19th in England. The event will feature three world title fights with Andrade’s fifth title defense against Quigley being the main event.

Murodjon Akhmadaliev will defend his unified 122-pound title against Ronny Rios in the co-main event while 112-pound king Julio Cesar Martinez is a massive -1667 betting favorite at the to beat McWilliams Arroyo (+700) in the third world championship bout of the event. 

Andrade Drops, Decisions Liam Williams

Andrade is coming off a victory over Liam Williams last April. In that bout, Andrade dropped Williams early before The Machine turned the fight into a hard-fought battle that went the distance. But Andrade used his better skill set to outpoint Williams via unanimous decision for his 4th consecutive successful defense of the WBO middleweight title.

The 33-year old from Providence, Rhode Island in the United States is unbeaten as a professional with a record of 30-0 with 18 knockouts. Impressive as that record looks, Andrade has never faced a prominent opponent and has not fought a current or former world champion. Perhaps the biggest name he’s ever fought was Vanes Martirosyan whom he narrowly beat via split decision to win the WBO light-middleweight title in 2013.

With such a weak resume, the best boxing sportsbooks have opened and closed Andrade as a betting favorite of at least -250 in his last 10 bouts. He’s closed as a favorite of at least +1000 seven times during that span. Andrade’s closing odds of -320 against Williams in his last bout were the longest odds for the American in his last 10 bouts.

Quigley Dug Deep to Beat Mosley

On the other hand, Jason Quigley had to dig deep to beat Shane Mosley Jr. to win the WBO-NABO middleweight title last May. The 30-year old from Ballybofey, Donegal in Ireland traded power shots with the son of the legend throughout their 10-round affair. In the end, Quigley’s come-forward style got the nod of the judges who awarded him the majority decision victory.

Like his opponent, the former Irish amateur standout has had a carefully plotted professional boxing career where he has faced relatively unknown opposition. Quigley has a record of 19-1 with 14 knockouts with his only loss coming at the hands of Bahamian prospect Taureano Johnson who stands as the biggest name he’s ever stepped in the ring against.
As such, Quigley has been heavily favored in his last 11 bouts, including the one where he lost to Johnson. Prior to this bout with Andrade, his longest opening odds were at -278 in the aforementioned bout against Shane Mosley Jr. Quigley has closed as a favorite of at least -1000 nine straight bouts before hitting fight night as a -500 against Johnson and -200 against Mosley.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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