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Quigley: signing with Golden Boy was a no brainer

IRELAND’S latest Golden Boy Jason Quigley’s early pro journey will play out Stateside.
The 22 year old Donegal native put himself in a good position to move up the rankings by signing with the massive Promotion company last month and believes positioning himself in America will help his rise toward the tops.
The former amateur stand out will train pre fight and box in America, but appeased Irish fight fans by suggesting he would love to fight in Ireland and preferably with a world title on the line.
“America is where it happens. That’s where the crowds are. LA, Las Vegas, Southern California – it’s the capital of professional boxing no matter what anybody says. My first few fights mightn’t draw a big crowd but if I do make it, it would be a dream to come back and fight for or defend a world title in my home country.”
Quigley attracted attention and indeed offers from a number of promotional outfits, but claims Golden Boy, who look after the career of Dubliner Jamie Kavanagh, was the only place for him.
The European gold and World silver medal winner couldn’t turn down the chance to work with a legend of the ring and a fighter turned promoter, who has been there done that and wore the gloves.
“It was a no-brainer for me to be honest,” he told TheScore.ie.
“When you have the likes of Oscar de la Hoya behind you, the man is a legend and a hero in the sport of boxing. What he’s done inside and outside the ring is absolutely amazing.
“Other promotional groups don’t have a boxer that has made it behind them. Golden Boy have Oscar de la Hoya. He knows the way a boxer should be treated, he knows what a boxer wants, he knows the pressure that should be on a boxer before a fight and what pressure not to put on a boxer before a fight. It’s invaluable experience he has really.
“The first time I met him was when I came out to LA there a month or two ago. Everything was positive. He’s a gentleman, a really really nice, humble, down to earth fella.”


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