Odds of Winning
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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