No second chances as Jason Quigley enters second career

Jason Quigley [18(14)-1(1)] knows he can’t afford to take a wrong turn in his Las Vegas hosted crossroads fight this coming weekend.

The 30-year-old returns to big-time action for the first time since he lost to Tureano Johnson in the summer of 2019 on the DAZN broadcast Matchroom card in Las Vegas on Saturday [May 29].

The Donegal middleweight takes on fellow Golden Boy promoted 160lbs fighter Shane Mosley Jr [17(10)-3(0)]in a 50-50 snakes and ladder clash knowing all too well the consequences of defeat.

The fighter, who could put himself in big fight conversations with an impressive performance, knows he has to be on it from here on out, stressing there is not much room for error in his ‘second career’.

“This is my second career now and it has kind of hit me that this is the stage I’m at,” Quigley told the media last week.

“You get to this stage where fights are very important and this fight is very, very important for me now and my career. I know what it means to get in and win this fight and that’s why I have left no stone unturned – I’ve done everything the best that I possibly could do and that’s not going to change come fight night.”

“This is my second career now, a new version of me and I have to do it on the night. I need to keep climbing and keep improving and everything will fall into place then.”

Mosley Jr. has won four in a row since dropping a decision to top contender Brandon Adams in November 2018. Quigley is confident of victory but isn’t overlooking the challenge that awaits.

The Sheer Sports managed fighter expects a hunry and game foe on the under card of Devan Haney’s clash with Jorge Linares.

“Mosley is a good fighter, he comes from good genes. He has a lot about him, he’s going to come very hungry, very determined and he’s definitely going to come to win and that’s what makes this fight so exciting for me. I know that I have a lad who is up for this – he’s getting in there and we both know where this fight can lead for us and there’s no question in my mind that I’m going to get in there, take care of business and move on from this.”

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 sport for a living for 19 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