By Steve Kim, photo by Hoganphotos
Middleweight Jason Quigley (9-0, 8KOs) is one of Golden Boy Promotions most promising young boxers. And his first assignment is set for 2016.
"Jayson's going to fight in March, we have a March 25th date at Fantasy Springs,"said Eric Gomez, the V.P. of GBP. Also on that card will be junior welterweight contender, Antonio Orozco."So he'll fight there and then after that we'll bring him back, possibly on the 'Canelo' card."
The show Gomez is referring to is the May 7th bill that features Saul Alvarez-Amir Khan from the newly built T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Quigley was in action six times in 2015. He won five of those outings by knockout in two rounds or less. His last fight, a tough four round decision win over Marchristopher Adkins in Las Vegas, was his first fight to go the distance.
With his vast amateur background, Gomez believes the young Irishman can be moved quickly.
"The kid's ready to go, at some point he'll have his first ten-round bout and then the sky is the limit from there. We're talking about a kid who had 300 amateur fights. He's very capable, he spars with very good pros. He's sparred with some pretty big names," he explained.
"The kid is very talented and you dont have to hold back on him, he's ready to go. I just feel he's one of our top prospects, if not our top one. There's so much upside to Jason Quigley, he's a middleweight, he's a big banger, great smile, good kid. There's so much upside to him."
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.