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Jason Quigley Grabs Silver After Alimkhanuly Loss

Ireland's Jason Quigley was forced to settle for a silver medal at the World Championships after losing on points to home favourite Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in the middleweight final in Kazakhstan.

The 22-year-old from County Donegal was sent tumbling to the canvas in the first round and failed to recover with two of the three judges scoring the contest 30-27 in favour of Alimkhanuly.

Despite the defeat, Quigley becomes the first Irishman to win a silver medal at the event.

He booked his place in the final with a stunning win over Russia's Artem Chebotarev on Friday, while Alimkhanuly came into the gold medal showdown fresh following a walkover win over England's Anthony Fowler, who suffered a hand injury.

The rest certainly benefit the home fighter, who lit up a cagey start to the bout with a slick left cross out of nowhere to put Quigley on the floor.

Quigley regrouped well but all three judges scored the round 10-9 to Alimkhanuly, leaving the Irishman with work to do.

He came out roaring in round two and both boxers unleashed a flurry of shots on each other.

The Kazak shook Quigley with another crisp left and all three judges once again scored the round in his favour.

Fatigue set in during the final round and although Quigley gave it everything, he could not land a knockout blow on the rock-solid Alimkhanuly.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tonyjones on 10-27-2013

Delighted for Jason I've seen him really progress the past 18 months,Ireland's first ever male world finalist as well...hugely important factor that the Kazakh got a walkover in the semi final while quigley fought a top Russian

Comment by any craic lad? on 10-27-2013

[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;13877496]Well the Kazakh also had a tough fight in the quarter final against the Romainian Juratoni who is a very good middleweight.[/QUOTE] Yes but Jason had to go straight in the day after a very tough fight and do it…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 10-26-2013

[QUOTE=any craic lad?;13877438]Jason is a very good fighter but it just wasn't day his opponent apparently had an easy semi final while Jason had a war though that's not to take away from the Kazak I seen highlights off he…

Comment by any craic lad? on 10-26-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13876302]He won a Gold medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships. Got silver at this one on a defeat. Id say hes rising up pretty good.[/QUOTE] Jason is a very good fighter but it just wasn't day his opponent apparently…

Comment by PAC-BOY on 10-26-2013

He won a Gold medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships. Got silver at this one on a defeat. Id say hes rising up pretty good.

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