“Baffled” Eddie Hearn reveals Jason Quigley pulled out of Jack Cullen clash

Jason Quigley will NOT fight Jack Cullen as part of the Matchroom Fight Camp series.

The Donegal v Bolton middleweight match-up was expected to be confirmed today for the Whyte-Povetkin pay-per-view bill on Saturday August 22nd

However, the long-proposed bout was not announced today for any of the four bills that will take place in promoter Eddie Hearn’s former childhood backgarden in Essex.

The Matchroom boss has revealed that Quigley [18(14)-1(1)] withdrew from the bout and he is not happy with the Golden Boy fighter.

Speaking to IFL TV, Hearn outlined how “we did have Jack Cullen against Jason Quigley. Jason Quigley pulled out of that fight last night which was really disappointing to be honest with you.”

“It baffles me, some boxers that haven’t been able to get themselves ready… maybe I don’t know the full story. It was disappointing.”

 

Hearn indicated that he will look to match Cullen [18(9)-2(2)], who was stopped by Roy Sheahan in the final of Ireland’s Last Man Standing back in 2018, with Manchester’s Marcus Morrison.

Quigley and Cullen were initially due to fight, before lockdown, in Manchester on May 2nd as part of the Whyte-Povetkin bill which also features Bray’s Katie Taylor.

The fight, previously described as ‘nailed on’, continued to be discussed throughout the recent boxing-free months and Quigley looked set to continue his burgeoning link-up with Andy Lee versus a credible English name.

However, this is not the case and further information regarding Quigley’s next move – and the reasons for his withdrawal – are awaited.

The Ballybofey fighter is living and training during the lockdown at home and this week outlined his continued desire for a clash with Mexican Jaime Munguia

Team Quigley were unavailable for comment at this time.

Joe O'Neill

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