Andy Lee vs. Peter Quillin: Time, Channel, Odds & Favorite

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Andy Lee lands leather on Matt Korobov. (Getty)

Look for fireworks when “Irish” Andy Lee defends his WBO World middleweight title against undefeated Peter Quillin at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 11.

The fight kicks off Premier Boxing Championship ’s double-header that airs live in the States on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 pm. PT. Box Nation will carry the fight in the UK, airing at 1:30 a.m.

 Odds of Winning

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Gabriel Rosado eats a left from Peter Quillin (Getty)

Peter Quillin enters the bout a favorite in Vegas and on online sportsbooks (see odds below). But scrappy Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) has only fallen to the best of the best, and he’ll be eager to hold on to his newly acquired piece of championship hardware.

“I’m looking forward to returning to New York and defending my title against Quillin,” said Lee. “I’m at the peak of my powers now. I cannot see myself losing to anyone. I want to be recognized as the best middleweight in the world and beating Quillin will go some way to proving that.”

Peter Quillin is coming off a year-long layoff and will be looking to win back the belt he chose to vacate in 2014 instead of defending against mandatory challenger Matt Korobo.

Quillin was last in the ring outpointing veteran Lukas Konecny in April 2014. Prior to that, 31-year-old Quillin stopped Gabriel Rosado and decisioned undefeated brawler Fernando Guerrero. Quillin lifted the WBO middleweight title in 2012 by defeating Hassan N’Dam on the scorecards.

But the Irishman Andy Lee wasn’t afraid of Matt Korobo. Lee fought and defeated the hard-hitting Russian with a brutal sixth-round TKO in December 2014 to walk away with Quillin’s former-WBO middleweight world title. Lee comes to battle on Saturday having won his last six fights since his 2012 defeat at the hands of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Let’s take a look at the betting numbers for the Andy Lee vs. Quillin fight:

Bet365:                 Andy Lee +225     Peter Quillin -275

Winner:                Andy Lee +200     Peter Quillin -250

MATCHBOOK:    Andy Lee +240     Peter Quillin -275

Boyle Sports:     Andy Lee +187     Peter Quillin -250

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