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It’s Official! Jason Quigley set for ‘must win’ fight on Matchroom world title undercard

Jason Quigley’s crossroads fight with Shane Mosley Jr is back on and has found a home on a high profile Matchroom card.

The Donegal fighter twice saw scheduled bouts with the son of fight legend Shane Mosley fall through this year.

The pair were initially meant to fight in Russia in January and most recently the middleweight was set to put a frustrating period of inactivity behind him by trading leather with the American in Fantasy Springs on February 13.

An issue with the main event put paid to the first meeting and an illness suffered by the world amateur silver medalist saw the February clash called off.

Former middleweight world champion and current trainer of the 29-year-old, Andy Lee confirmed that the 160lbs fighters will fight for the NABO title when speaking on Boxing Social – and tonight the specifics around the fight were confirmed.

The pair will trade leather on the undercard of Devin Haney’s WBC World Lightweight title defense against Jorge Linares on Saturday May 29 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with the fight to be broadcast live on DAZN.

The bout between two Golden Boy Promotions stablemates is billed as a ‘must win’ by Eddie Hearn. Quigley is back on the winning path with back-to-back triumphs after his setback against Tureano Johnson in July 2019, and a third win on the spin for the decorated Irish amateur would catapult him into the mix for more big fights and titles at 160lbs.
That’s exactly what Mosley Jr is hunting too, and the son of the former three-weight king Shane Sr is in fine form himself and has boxed more recently than Quigley, forcing the retirement of Cristian Olivas after five rounds in Indio, California in February. That was a fourth win on the bounce for the 30-year-old who picked up the 168lbs NABO belt in the process and he’ll be out for a statement win over Quigley to emerge into the mix as he returns down to middleweight.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com