Irish WSB round up: Quigley makes sucessful Debut

IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill

Jason Quigley won on his World Series of Boxing debut for the Los Angeles Matadors on Sunday night.

But David Oliver Joyce was controversially adjudged to have lost to Rashid Kassem when his Istanbul Bosphorus side slipped to a 4-1 away defeat to the Leipzig Leopards.

The Turkish side have lodged a protest in relation to that verdict.

Quigley, a gold medal winner at the 2009 European Youth Championships, showed his class to earn a unanimous decision over Vitali Bandarenka of Moscow Dynamo at the Music Box in LA.

The Finn Valley BC (Donegal) middleweight was the dominant force in all five rounds against the Belarusian.

The win moves LA, who have Sean Turner in their squad, into third spot in Group A, level on points with Dynamo Moscow and three points behind Willie McLaughlin’s Milano Thunder.

Ken Egan’s and Con Sheehan’s Leipzig Leopards are topping the table in Group B after recording three straight wins.

Egan and Sheehan, who both claimed gold at last month’s Olympic Test Event, are expected to be included in the German side for the weekend’s away trip to take on Baku Fires.


Two-time AIBA World medalist John Joe Nevin was expected to be in action for Paris United at the weekend but the Parisians’ home match with the Beijing Dragons has been postponed.


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