Jason Quigley felt so good after his last win that he couldn't wait to get back in the ring as soon as possible. (photo by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos)
That moment comes just seven weeks later, as the resurgent middleweight from Ireland faces Mexico's Fernando Marin (16-4-3, 12KOs) in a scheduled 10-round over-the-limit middleweight bout. The bout headlines Thursday's edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN live from The OC Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.
Quigley (17-1, 13KOs) weighed 164.4 pounds for the main event, while Marin checked in at 162.2 pounds.
The bout takes place at the very same venue which saw a welcomed return to the win column for Quigley, who continues to improve under the watchful eye of Andy Lee. Thursday wlll mark his second bout training with Lee, a former middleweight titlist who is earning his stripes as a noted cornerman. The Irish southpaw is also helping prepare unbeaten top-rated heavyweight Tyson Fury for his February 22 title fight rematch with undefeated titlist Deontay Wilder.
First up is mapping out a strategy to get Quigley his second consecutive victory. The 28-year old from Donegal, Ireland—who now trains out of Woodland Hills, California—suffered a shocking 9th round knockout loss to Tureano Johnson last July, having since rebounded with a 3r round stoppage of Abraham Cordero last December at this very venue.
Marin has dropped two of his last three starts, including a 3rd round stoppage to unbeaten knockout artist Serhei Bohachuk last July in Hollywood.
In the evening's chief support, Ferdinand Kerobyan (13-1, 8KOs) guns for his third straight win as he faces Panama's Azael Cosio (21-8-2, 18KOs) in a scheduled eight round junior middleweight contest.
Kerobyan—a North Hollywood-based Armenian prospect whose lone loss came to fellow Golden Boy Promotions young gun Blair Cobbs last March—weighed 153.4 pounds; Cosio checked in at a slim and ripped 152 pounds.
Opening the livestream, Romanian heavyweight rookie Mihai Nistor (1-0, 1KO) weighed 244.2 pounds for his scheduled eight-round clash versus Mexico's Jamie Solorio (12-3-2, 9KOs), a 5'9" former super middleweight and light heavyweight who tipped the scales at a portly 232.2 pounds.
Nistor made his pro debut on the undercard of the December 5 show that housed Quigley's last win. The 29-year old heavyweight represented Romania in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and among his 138-19 amateur record includes wins over Anthony Joshua, Tony Yoka, Otto Wallin.
Jason Quigley, 164.4 vs. Fernand Marin, 162.2—10 rds, middleweight
Ferdinand Kerobyan, 153.4 vs. Azael Cosio, 152—8 rds, junior middleweight
Mihai Nistor, 244.2 vs.Jaime Solorio 234—8 rds, heavyweight
Gregory Morales, 123.4 vs. Giovanni Delgado, 125—6 rds, junior featherweight
Daniel Perales, 144.6 vs. Eduardo Reyes, 143.6—4 rds, welterweight
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox