3 More Rounds

Lee, Quillin settle for a draw

Quillin-Lee

The middleweight bout between Andy Lee and Peter Quillin wasn’t going to be for Lee’s title after Quillin failed to make weight on Friday night, but it was still a meaningful fight nonetheless.

Fighting in a 12-rounder in the co-feature of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC, Lee-Quillin was an entertaining bout, despite a few slow moments throughout the contest.  In the first, Quillin dropped Lee near the end of the round with a lead right hand and after Lee made it to his feet, Quillin nearly ended the fight with a left hook that had Lee in bad shape.

The second round was a little slower, though they engaged in a fun exchange in the closing moments. In the third round, Lee stunned Quillin with a left, but Lee went down after Quillin stepped on his foot, though the slip was rulled a knockdown.

In the seventh, Lee landed a short right hook that connected perfectly, sending Quillin down for the first time in his career.

The final rounds, went back and forth, although there was a lack of action, but after the twelve rounds, the fight was ruled a split draw with scores of 113-112 (Lee), 112-113 (Quillin) and 113-113.

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