Peter Quillin fails to make weight for bout against Andy Lee

10/04/2015 23:03

American Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) failed to make the weight for his world middleweight title bout against WBO champion Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) at Friday's weigh-in.

Former world champion Quillin initially weighed in at 161.4lbs and was given two hours to get down to the 160lb limit, but he failed to do so, managing only to get within six ounces.

The scheduled 12-round bout on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will still take place but Quillin will no longer have the opportunity to regain the belt he vacated last year and, regardless of the outcome, Lee, who came in at 159.6lbs, will retain the title and his first defence could now come against Billy Joe Saunders later this year.

Irishman Lee stopped previously unbeaten Matt Korobov to win the vacant WBO title in December.

In the main event of the card, WBA and WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia takes on IBF champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) in a non-title bout at 143 pounds.