Jason Quigley wins again in Los Angeles

Donegal’s Golden Boy, Jason Quigley, has stretched his unbeaten record to eight wins with eight knockouts after he stopped Michael Faulk in Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Faulk, a rangy southpaw from Minnesota, could not handle the power and quality of the 2013 World Championships silver medalist.

The opening stanza was a quiet affair with Ballybofey’s Quigley controlling the bout with his jab and scoring well with straight rights. The fight exploded into action in the second with Quigley dropping Faulk three times before his corner threw in the towel. The last of these knockdowns being a beautiful right hook to the body, left hook upstairs combination.

After the win, Quigley – who begins Spanish lessons next week – was christened ‘El Animal’ by the RingTV commentators.

The bout was part of the undercard to the NABA welterweight title fight between Johan Pérez and Dmitry Mikhaylenko, and Quigley will have impressed those in attendance as he continues to build a fanbase on the U.S. East Coast.

The talented middleweight will be eager to fight again soon and further stake a claim for a slot on the undercard of the Golovkin-Lemieux PPV unification bout in Madison Square Garden this October.

Joe O'Neill

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