A fair account of the Peterson-Garcia, Lee-Quillin fights.
It was an interesting night of fights on NBC Saturday night. Boxing returned for the second time this year on network television, showcasing world-class fighters in decent matchups. Middleweight contenders Andy Lee and Peter Quillin fought to a somewhat entertaining draw. Despite some protests from the crowd, the decision seemed fair to these eyes. In the headline fight, junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia won a majority decision over contender Lamont Peterson in a non-title fight contested at a rather odd 143 pound limit.
In the preliminary bout, the Brooklyn-residing Quillin lost his chance at the alphabet bauble currently held by Andy Lee, by failing to make weight Friday afternoon. The lanky Lee had no such trouble, and would have retained his trinket, win, lose, or draw. Quillin clearly had recovered from any dehydrating the day before, and started the fight noticeably stronger, quicker, and seemingly more durable.
The two men fenced…
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