Despite Peter Quillin not making weight, his fight against WBO Middleweight champion Andy Lee was still very exciting. However, it would have been much more entertaining had he made weight and had the titles on the line but I don’t think the result would have been any different.
Quillin-Lee was part chess match, part slug fest and while others may have been disappointed with the outcome, I was not. It didn’t start out with a feel out round, these 2 got right into the mix with Lee hitting the canvas in the first round from a Quillin overhand right and was saved by the bell from going down a second time. Not to be out done, Lee got back into the mix landing his powerful right hook and had Quillin hurt in the third. However, he failed to capitalize on it and ended up going down himself due to Quillin stepping on his toe. Slowly Lee got back into the fight landing a straight left hands seemingly at will and managed to put Quillin on the canvas in the 7th. The winner of the foot movement was always Lee, his lead foot was always outside of Quillin’s giving him the best punching position. In the end the judges actually got this one right and awarded the fight a draw.
Normally, I detest draws but honestly I scored it a draw myself and couldn’t see either guy really deserving the nod over the over. It was a good fight and who knows maybe we will see it again. Of course, that is only if Quillin can still make the 160 pound weight limit.
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