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Demetrius Andrade ready to defend middleweight title against Jason Quigley on November 19

Demetrius Andrade

WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade 30-0 (18) will make the fifth defence of his title against Ireland’s Jason Quigley 19-1 (14) at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday November 19.

“November 19, it’s me again,” said Andrade. “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.”

The 33-year-old southpaw from Providence, Rhode Island again called out the titleholders in and around his weight, singling out WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo 32-0 (22) and IBF boss Gennadiy Golovkin 41-1-1 (36).

“Just keep winning, that’s all I can do,” Andrade said. “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 pounds, let’s go. Put the politics aside, have your people call [promoter] Eddie [Hearn]. 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 [Ryoto] 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.”

The 30-year-old Quigley, who is coming off a majority decision win over Shane Mosley Jr in Las Vegas in May, is confident of springing the upset.

“I’ve worked my whole career to get into this position of becoming world champion,” said Quigley. “Demetrius is a great champion but now it’s my time and that world title is coming back to Ireland.”

Three more world title fights in support of Andrade’s clash with Quigley are led by Murodjon Akhmadaliev 9-0 (7) defending his IBF and WBA super bantamweight titles against Ronny Rios 33-3 (16).

“I would like to thank my promoters Eddie Hearn and Andrei Ryabinsky for the opportunity to defend my titles in New Hampshire,” said Akhmadaliev. “I’m living and training in Indio, so I know how people love and appreciate boxing here.

“It will be my second mandatory challenger in a row, he’s a good fighter and I expect it to be a great fight for everybody to enjoy. As always, I’m working hard with my coaches Antonio and Joel Diaz, and we’ll be prepared to defend what belongs to us.”

“Who is the best to beat at my weight class? It’s MJ so I am here to challenge myself with this task and I’m confident in my ability and my team to come out victorious,” said Rios. “On November 19th you will see a new world champion added to the Golden Boy stable.”

The third world title fight is pits Mexico vs Puerto Rico and it’s the long-awaited showdown between WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez 18-1 (14) and McWilliams Arroyo 21-4 (16).

“It is great that we are finally able to get this fight,” said Martinez. “We have tried twice to do it but that’s all in the past and now we’re going to go to war on October 16.

“McWilliams is a strong challenger for the belt but I feel fantastic and I am ready to prove that I am the man to beat at flyweight.”

“This fight has been asked for and the fans will finally get a great battle on November 19,” said Arroyo. “I hope he will come prepared because I am going to be 100 per cent ready and confident that I will be victorious.”

The fourth world title bout on the bill is the second step on the path to crowing an undisputed women’s champion at 140-pounds as Kali Reis 18-7-1 (5) takes on Jessica Camara 8-2 for the WBA, IBO and vacant WBO straps.

“I am in this tournament to collect all of the belts and become undisputed champion,” said Reis. “I want to thank DAZN, Lou DiBella and Eddie Hearn for this tremendous opportunity. Jessica is a talented fighter, but she will not deter me from achieving my goal. No one will.”

“This is going to be a fun fight for the fans and a great fight for women’s boxing,” said Camara. “Kali will be a tough opponent, but I will be ready. On November 19, I will become a world champion. Thank you to DAZN, Lou DiBella and Eddie Hearn for putting this historic tournament together to crown an undisputed super lightweight champion.”