Categories: Boxing

Quigley & McKenna Pick Up Impressive KOs In Strong Night For Irish

Jason Quigley and Aaron McKenna both landed impressive stoppage victories on Thursday night in California in what was a strong showing from the Irish pair.

The duo featured on the undercard of a 12 fight card which emanated from The OC Hangar in Costa Mesa, California and featured a 12-round junior welterweight bout between Yves Ulysse Jr. and Ismael Barroso as the main event.

Quigley was looking to bounce back from the first defeat of his professional career which rather surprisingly came at the hands of Tureano Johnson in July as he battled Mexico’s Abraham Cordero.

The 28-year-old, who now trains under former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee, looked comfortable from the outset and throughout against Cordero as he unloaded a barrage of punches on his opponent in the third round

After exploiting the opening, Quigley dominated, with the referee having no choice but to call a stop to the contest after a minute and a half of the third round.

The win was impressive but perhaps more importantly it gets Quigley back on track for a strong 2020 after the disappointment of defeat earlier this year.

Elsewhere on the card, 20-year-old Irish prospect Aaron McKenna kept his unbeaten 10-0 record intact with a stylish victory over Mexico’s Victor Eddy Gaytan.

McKenna picked up his fourth win of 2019 to cap off an impressive year as he finished Gaytan two minutes into the second round thanks to a massive left hook to the body which floored his Mexican opponent.

Oisin McQueirns

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