Andy Lee Vs Peter Quillin – Preview and Prediction

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Andy Lee Vs Peter Quillin

Preview and Prediction

Andy Lee makes the first defence of his WBO middleweight world title against unbeaten American Peter Quillin at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York. The bout will be undercard to Danny Garcia Vs Lamont Peterson, live on Boxnation this weekend.

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THE STORY ON – ANDY LEE

Lee fulfilled a lifetime ambition to become a world champion four months ago in Las Vegas, since then the fighter himself has stated it feels like a monkey has been lifted off his back, and he appears very relaxed ahead of his first defence.

There is no denying linking up with trainer Adam Booth has paid dividends for Lee, he has looked a much improved fighter since the days of being stopped by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, his tactics against Korobov were spot on and Booth and Lee will undoubtedly come in with a shrewd game plan for this one.

Lee is a rangy fighter from a southpaw stance, he has a good boxing skill set with power in both hands and his southpaw right hook is a real banger that has saved him in fights on many occasions.

Lee will always have a punchers chance, and that will certainly be the case again this weekend.

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THE STORY ON – PETER QUILLIN

In a strange scenario Quillin is actually fighting for the world title he vacated in September last year and will fight for it again in his first fight since April of last year, after refusing to fight Matt Korobov. Some say he ducked that fight,  Quillin however cites personal reasons for that decision, he had recently became a father and lost an uncle to cancer.

Quillin is a talented fighter, he is unbeaten but while he has beaten some very good fighters he hasn’t beaten anyone you could call of absolute world class, however he has beaten everyone put in front of him convincingly.

Quillin has good speed and power and while patient with his offense, when he does let his hands go he puts together some excellent combinations and possesses powerful hooks of his own.

However Quillin is hittable, just ask Gabriel Rosado, if he makes too many mistakes this weekend he could become the victim of another Andy Lee underdog right hook for the upset.

 

THE STATISTICS

 

PREDICTION 

I can see this fight being very tentative in the early rounds with both guys sizing each other up and trying to draw each other in, it could be a little dull for a few rounds actually.

This has been a tough fight to pick but when I look at each man I have to favour Peter Quillin he just looks the better fighter and In truth I was expecting Andy Lee to come in at a longer price than 9/4, for me the value sits with Quillin.

However It really is hard to back against Lee when he has turned his last 2 fights on there head with one punch, and with Booth in his corner it would be foolish to write him off.

This is one of my most least decisive picks in a while to be honest, and I have struggled to find a bet in the market that has really appealed to me. However I am settling on Quillin in rounds 7-12 at 11/4 for a small stake.

BETTING TIP 

£10 on Peter Quillin rounds 7-12 11/4 Paddy Power