Lee and Quillin battle to draw as Garcia edges Peterson (photos/video)

PBC 12/04/2015


It was all power punches all the time as Andy Lee and Peter Quillin fought to a split decision draw.

In a back-and-forth bout, Andy Lee responded from being knocked down twice early on by putting Peter Quillin on the canvas for the first time in his career. The judges ruled the fight a split draw.

Quillin built a solid lead early by knocking Lee down in the first and third. But Lee, the comeback king who came from behind on the cards to knock out his two previous opponent, once again rallied, knocking Quillin down in the seventh.

Neither fighter relied on his jab or worked the body much, loading up and throwing bombs at each other instead.

As the fight entered the homestretch, Quillin picked his spots while Lee attempted to press the action more.

In the end, the fight was ultimately so close, it was declared a draw.

In the co-feature, Lamont Peterson came out athletic and loose, circling Danny Garcia and staying well out of range.

Peterson started pressing the action in the sixth round, electing to get in with Garcia while still managing to avoid serious damage.

Ultimately, Garcia stuck enough combinations in the middle and late rounds to sway two of the judges to earn a majority decision.

Lamont Peterson showed championship-caliber legs in the first half of the fight, but great distance and solid defense weren’t enough to overcome Danny Garcia who earned a majority decision April 11 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

After Peterson kept his distance and kept Garcia off-balance through the first half of the fight, he dug into the trenches in the second half and played into Garcia’s powerful offense.

It was enough for the judges as Garcia pulled off a narrow majority decision 115-113 (twice) and 114-114 in the end.