The real Glen Tapia [23(15)-3(3)] will stand up and prove recent critics wrong tonight – predicts ‘The Jersey Boy’ himself.
The 27 year old fighter represent a massive step up for Irish prospect Jason Quigley [12(10)-0] when the pair battle it out for the the NABF 160lbs title live on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California .
The former WBO-NABO light middleweight champion goes into the clash on a the back of two knock outs reverses, to former IBF 160lbs champ David Lemieux and former WBO 154lbs title challenger Michel Soro, but is determined show the qualities that saw him once ear-marked as one to watch when he trades leather with the former Irish amateur standout.
“I’m honestly really excited for this fight. Not only because it’s a televised ESPN fight for the NABF title but because it’s been a tough couple of years for my career,” explained the American.
“People are looking at this like this a make or break fight for me, and even though most people would hate to be in this position, I look at it as an opportunity to bounce back and show the world who Glen Tapia really is.”
Indeed the East Coast fighter sees it as a chance to silence the doubters, and continued by saying “I have a lot of fans that believe in me and have been waiting for my return, but I also have a lot of critics that question if I can do this, and that’s a challenge that I’m more than ready to take.”
“My job is not to listen to the critics; my job is to handle my business in that ring and show them why I belong here.”
“At the end of the day, I can sit here and talk about what I’m going to do to Quigley, but the truth is you guys don’t want to hear that. Actions speak louder than words so I’ll just show you guys.”