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Quigley: I want to become Irish boxing legend

JASON Quigley will take step three on a journey that he hopes will lead to World titles and Irish boxing legendary status in Boston on Thursday night.

The Golden Boy middleweight prospect makes his Boston debut on a card topped by Danny ‘Bhoy’ O’Connor at the Plymouth Memorial Hall on Halloween eve.

And whilst Friday night’s opponent Thomas Gifford holds the Finn Valley graduates focus for now, Quigley has bigger fish to fry and has both world title and Irish legendary status aspirations.

“I want to become a legend. They are a wee bit before my time but I want to be up there with other Irish greats like Wayne McCullough, Steve Collins and of course, Barry McGuigan. I want to become part of that list,” the 24 year old told The Irish Emigrant.

The former Irish European Amateur Champion and World Championship finalist has fought twice since turning over and having registered two west coast victories the California based pro heads to the East coast for the first time as a professional

And Quigley believes fighting in Boston will be like trading leather at home.

“I am definitely looking forward to fighting in Boston,” Quigley added.

 “As soon as it was announced, it just became massive. I feel like the whole of Ireland might be there,” joked the Donegal native.

“For me, going to fight in Boston will be like going home.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years