Demetrius Andrade’s return to the ring is imminent.
Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn has intimated that the WBO middleweight champion Andrade will next fight Jason Quigley on Nov. 20 either in Boston or Providence on DAZN.
“I think Quigley might get the fight. It’s a decent name in America and a good fight for the East Coast. I’d like to give [Quigley] the opportunity,” Hearn told Pro Boxing Fans. “Again, none of the big names are forthcoming to fight Demetrius Andrade. He needs to fight. November 20, potentially in Boston or Providence. I think Quigley might get it.”
The big names that Hearn is hinting to include the likes of 160-pound champions Jermall Charlo and Gennadiy Golovkin. Top-flight contenders in Jaime Munguia, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Chris Eubank Jr. can also be grouped in that list. A career-defining fight is still missing from the 33-year-old Andrade’s resume.
Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) is a Providence native who has headlined twice on DAZN in Boston and Rhode Island markets since 2018. He is coming off an April unanimous decision win over Liam Williams, but his biggest fight of the year was a press conference kerfuffle when he called out Canelo Alvarez.
The 30-year-old Quigley (19-1, 14 KOs) is coming off a May majority decision win over Shane Mosley Jr. The Irishman suffered his lone career loss via ninth-round stoppage to Tureano Johnson in 2019.
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