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Jason Quigley sets his sights on Irish defeaters Munguia and Andrade

Jason Quigley will go after Irish defeaters, Jaime Munguia and Demetrius Andrade if he takes the right turn out of a big crossroads fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Quigley takes on Shane Mosley Jr for the vacant NABO middleweight title on the undercard of Devin Haney’s WBC world lightweight title defence against Jorge Linares live on DAZN.

It’s the popular Golden Boy middleweight’s first fight in over a year and his first major action since his surprise defeat to Tureano Johnson in the summer of 2019.

The Andy Lee-coached fighter, who will have Wayne McCullough in his corner on Saturday, is confident victory over the son of fight legend, Shane Mosley, will put him back in the big fight frame.

The World Championships silver medalist will be targeting a world title eliminator or indeed a shot at world crown if his hand is raised.

“If I win this fight it could really put me into world title contention and that’s what this game is all about,” Quigley explained.

“We are in this sport to become world champion and when we become world champion we got to stay world champion, but first we gotta become world champion.

“This is my first step toward becoming a world champion. I have to perform well, take care of business and keep climbing that ladder.”

Quigley dropped the names of both Andrade and Munguia when pushed on his world title route.

Munguia, who has a very controversial win over Dennis Hogan and a victory over Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan, is a fellow Golden Boy fighter who appears on DAZN. A clash with the Mexican would be easy to make and would be world title eliminator worthy argues the Sheer Sports managed talent.

Andrade is another smart name drop considering he is a Matchroom DAZN fighter, again making it a relatively easy fight to make.

The world champion, who holds a win over Luke Keeler, is looking for a pay day against the likes of Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin but Quigley could force his way into the picture while the American waits.

“A win in this fights sets me up for a massive fight, possibly a world title fight ‘Boo Boo Andrade, he is a champion in this division, Jaime Munguia would be a great world title eliminator. Those are the names I am gunning for now. But first I have to take care of business and beat Shane Mosley Jr.”

If Quigley does in fact manage to secure a world title fight or world title success he would love to share it with Irish fight fans.

The nomadic middleweight would love to bring a big fight back to Ireland and fight at home for the first time.

“Coming to Vegas is amazing, it’s the capital of boxing and all the greats have fought here, but I come from Ireland, that’s where my heart is, so to have a massive fightback in Ireland would amazing. To fight for a world title or a have a world title defence would be absolutely massive. I think everyone all over the world knows how crazy, loud and passionate the Irish fans are. It’s something they deserve and I’d love to bring something like that back to the country.”

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