Lee, Quillin settle for a draw
- Updated: April 11, 2015
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.