It was a statement win. Jason Quigley out pointed James De la Rosa [23(13)-3(1)]over 10 rounds in Sin City.
Taking on the ‘The King’ on the strip was viewed a massive step up in just the Donegal fighter’s eleventh fight, however the Golden Boy puncher out pointed a fighter who holds a win over Alfredo Angulo with ease.
The win, the performance and the manner in which the middleweight handled fighting on the massive Canelo vs Khan card was statement like, but it was the statement of intent post victory that pricked the ears.
Quigley wasn’t overly keen to bask in the glory and rather highlighted his desire to reach the pinnacle. Indeed, he vowed to fill the venue that was packed with Mexican’s last weekend with Irish people as he competes in the massive fights.
“Listen to me now when I’m saying this, this is only the start. I’m going to fill places like this with Irish people,” said Quigley.
“I’m going to light this place up green, white and orange because that is what I want to do. I want to give back to the people of Ireland, the fans that have followed me and given me support.
“I want to give them the chance to come to Vegas and experience the whole thing,” he added before reflected on the step up win.
“I didn’t go up against any ordinary fighter, this was a massive step up in class for me and money can’t buy this experience.
“I know I have a lot more to give and I could feel myself getting tired later in the fight so it was very important to get these rounds.
“This win doesn’t mean I’m going to go and fight for a title straight away, I’ ve still got a lot of learning to do.
“But everything is moving perfectly and we don’t need to rush things. This was a step up and now I won’t be taking a backwards step.”