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Shane Mosley Jr ready to beat Jason Quigley and step out his father’s shadow

Shane Mosley Jr [17(10)-3(0)] is out to prove he is a talented fighter in his own right by defeating Jason Quigley [18(14)-1(1)] on Saturday.

Quigley’s opponent is the son of three-weight world champion Shane Mosley but wants to step out of his famous father’s shadow by putting his own name up in Las Vegas nights.  

Defeat the Irish middleweight live on DAZN and he believes he takes a massive step to achieving that.

“I’m in this sport because I want to be known as my own man, I want to be known as Shane Mosley Jr. That’s why I’m here and that’s what I’m going to do,” said the American,before noting how big an opportunity it is.

“I’m grateful to be a part of this, it’s a great card and I’m grateful to be here and have this opportunity. This is everything I’ve wanted; this is my opportunity. I’m going to take advantage of that and do my best.”

Mosley Jr is confident if both he and fellow Golden Boy fighter Quigley produce their best the fight will be a fan-friendly one.
“That’s why they come to watch the fights, we put on good shows. Golden Boy, Matchroom, both put on great shows and that’s what we’re expected to do.”

Golden Boy Promotions Matchmaker Robert Diaz echoed those thoughts when discussing the fight. As someone with a close relationship with both, Diaz didn’t want to call a winner but had no problem predicting a fan-friendly fight.
“I want to wish both fighters good luck, I know once the bell rings you guys are concentrated on one thing only. This fight means so much to both Jason and Shane, it’s such an important fight, it’s a very even fight and a fight nobody wants to miss. They both know what a win on Saturday night is going to do for their career.
“I know both fighters very well, I’ve known Shane since he was a boy working with his father. I’ve known Jason since his pro debut working his whole career with Golden Boy – I’ve become very attached to both. They’re both very similar outside the ring, they’re gentlemen. There hasn’t been once bad thing said between them, but once that bell rings they’re not friends. Trust me, they’re both coming to knock each other out. May the best man win.”

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 sports for a living for over 20 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