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Jason Quigley Setting Up To Make Waves At Middleweight In 2019

Donegal’s Jason Quigley spoke to us here at Pundit Arena and explained how he feels that the time has come for him to achieve everything he has set out

You can read part one of our interview with Jason Quigley here.

Ireland West Airport are delighted to announce a new partnership with professional boxer and Donegal man, Jason Quigley.

Commenting on behalf of Sports Endorse, Trevor Twamley said ‘”We are delighted that Ireland West Airport are partnering with Jason Quigley as he is one of Ireland’s most exciting professional boxers and is rapidly becoming a tourism magnet for Donegal.”

Quigley’s sixteenth career outing will see him take on Finland’s Mathias Eklund in London’s Copper Box Arena tonight, a fight that will stand as his first pro-outing on European soil.

Speaking to Pundit Arena, Quigley explained how he cannot afford to overlook his scheduled adversary, despite being right on the periphery of some potentially massive middleweight matchups later this year.

“I have a great team behind me and they all work very, very hard and I let them take care of business – especially this close to one of my fights.

“They’re already planning the next fight for me but I don’t like to take my eye off the ball. I have to stay focused, stay on it. Because everyone that knows boxing knows that one shot can change everything.”

Ranked #5 in the WBC rankings and at #9 in the WBA, Quigley is within touching distance of some of the biggest names in the sport and now, seems to understand that the pieces are coming together perfectly for him both inside and outside of the ring.

“As Eddie Hearn said to me at the press conference, he said I’m in the mix right now with Golden Boy, Matchroom, DAZN. You mention those three businesses and you have the likes of Canelo [Alvarez], Danny Jacobs, Triple G, Demetrius Andrade.

“Four of the top middleweights out there and you have me sitting there at #5 in the world under the WBC.

“These lads are all on the horizons and it’s just about me staying focused and continuing to keep climbing that ladder, keep on their heels and try to take their straps in the future.”

At 27-years-old and with a perfect pro-record of 15-0, the real tests for Quigley will be the ones that come from here on out but according to the man himself, he really does feel as though he is entering his athletic prime.

“I’m coming into my prime here.

“From now until I’m 32 are the peak years for me to achieve all I have set out to achieve.”

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

About Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.