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Double Fight Date Delight for Jason Quigley and Mick Conlan

While they will be no longer sharing the same card, top Irish pro prospects Jason Quigley and Mick Conlan will both fight in the same week next month.

Donegal middleweight Quigley [14(11)-0] looked to be close to a fight with Top 10-rated Japanese star Ryota Murata in Las Vegas on Saturday October 20th only to see this bout fall through after the WBA insisted that regular titleholder Murata face mandatory Rob Brant instead.

Belfast feather Conlan [8(5)-0] had been mooted to appear on the undercard of the Top Rank ESPN show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and the World Amateur champion confirmed on social media tonight that he will make his Vegas bow on the bill.

The fight will be Conlan’s first since his homecoming eight-round win over recent world title challenger Adeilson Dos Santos in Belfast back in June.

The Falls Road fighter took a short break for the birth of his second child, Mick Jr, but is now back in camp in London with trainer Adam Booth.

A December 8th fight at Madison Square Garden in New York had been previously pencilled in for Conlan but this would look to depend on how he fares in Sin City next month.

Also tonight, Golden Boy’s Quigley has had his next fight confirmed.

The Ballybofey boxer, who missed out on an August fight date due to the seemingly sealed Murata match-up, will now make his return to the ring on Thursday October 18th.

the42.ie have confirmed that Quigley, rated #3 by the WBC and #9 by the WBA, will headline a Golden Boy on ESPN bill at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Los Angeles.

The fight will be Quigley’s second under new coach Dominic Ingle and his second since returning from a severe hand injury which sidelined him for a full year.

The World silver medallist returned in Boston in March, stopping Daniel Rosario, and has been ticking over since, splitting his time between his home in Donegal and the Wincoback Gym in Sheffield..

Opponents for Quigley and Conlan will be confirmed in due course.


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie