VICTORY is king, performance is paramount, but Jason Quigley admits the knockout is always on his mind.
The Donegal man takes a step up in class when he trades leather with Tom Howard in Los Angeles tomorrow night.
The Ballyboffey man has stopped all six opponents Golden Boy have put before since turning pro 12 months ago, but American 23 year old Howard has won eight of his 11 bouts and his three reverses come via the scorecards.
That hasn’t stopped the Irish Golden Boy targeting another KO- and while he will be content to take victory which ever way it presents itself he admits he wants to keep the streak going.
“Of course it’s going to be in the back of your head that you want to keep this 100 percent ratio going,” he told BoxingNewsonline.
“But in all my fights I don’t get in there to try and knock the guy out, I get in there to put on a great performance, a great show.
The Howard fight comes exactly xx year since his made his pro debut. In those 12 months Golden Boy have had the Donegal man out six times and he is happy with how active he has been.
“They want to keep me busy, they want to keep me active. I’m 110 percent happy with that also. I think it’s the best way for me to learn. I think it’s the best way to get experience and get used to the professional game. I’m absolutely delighted with the progress so far and hopefully keep it going,” he added.
“I’m enjoying it. That’s why I want to keep as busy as possible as well because it can get boring sometimes. You’re over in a new environment, new surroundings that you’re not used to. Your home comforts, things that you were just able to get up and go and do, see family, see friends back in Ireland, you’re not able to do that over here. I have a great team around me and I’m creating a lot of friends over here.”