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Jason Quigley confirms December DAZN broadcast ring return

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Jason Quigley [16(12)-1(1)] will return to action on December 5 and the Irish middleweight aims to end 2019 on a winning note.

The Donegal middleweight will be back in California to face Abraham Cordero [13(7)-4-2] in an eight-round middleweight fight.

The Golden Boy fighter takes on Cordero, of Guadalajara, Mexico, as part of a Thursday Night Fights card at The Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.

The bout will be the popular Irish punchers first since his defeat to Tureano Johnson in July and will be his first since teaming up with former WBO middleweight world champion Andy Lee.

The 28-year-old is keen to put in a performance, register a win and put some distance between him and his first career defeat.

“I am really looking forward to putting in a performance to finish the year off with a good victory,” Quigley said.

“I’ve been itching to get back into the ring ever since my last fight. I want to push on in 2020 and getting a victory on December 5 is the next step on that road.”

Golden Boy Promotions boxer Quigley recently changed trainer and is now honing his skills under the guidance Lee – and is hoping to put into practice some of the things he has learnt whilst working with the Limerick man.

“I’ve learned a lot. Andy has a wealth of intelligence – inside and outside the ring,” he added.

“Every session that I go into, I feel that I come away with something and that’s why I’m really looking forward to the the fight.”

Cordero is fighting for the first time since a decision loss to Alexis Salazar in Las Vegas in May.

Speaking with regard to his opponent Quigley, managed by the Los Angeles-based Sheer Sports Management, said: “He has a winning record and this is no easy way back for me. I’ll be in against a very tough opponent and I’ll have to be at my best.”

The card headliner sees Yves Ulysse Junior face Ismael Barroso for the WBA Gold Super Lightweight title. 

In the co-main event,D’Mitrius Ballard takes on Yamaguchi Falcao in a 10-round fight for the vacant NABF Middleweight title. The belt was previously held by Quigley and has since been vacated by Tureano Johnson.

Ballard-Falcao brings together two contenders who developed under the Golden Boy banner, but only one will move forward to a world title shot.

Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio will fight Diuhl Olguin in a six-round featherweight clash; George Rincon will meet Antonio Flores in a six-round super lightweight fight; and Rianna Rios will make her professional debut in a four-round featherweight fight.

The fights will be streamed live DAZN, and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.


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