Boxing

Grr-eight stuff from Quigley

Seconds Out with Andy Watters

JASON QUIGLEY took his record to 8-0 and maintained his 100 per cent stoppage rate with a second round knockout win over Michael Faulk in Indio, California last Saturday night.

The Donegal middleweight admitted he knew nothing of Faulk before the fight but quickly adjusted to his awkward defensive southpaw set-up. Big right hands sent Faulk to the canvas early in the second round and though he recovered briefly, Quigley caught up with him in the dying seconds and finished it with a two-handed salvo of body shots.

“Everything went well overall,” said Ballybofey native Quigley.

“I was happy with my performance. I know there’s a lot of stuff to still work on, and there’s always going to be a lot of stuff to work on. This is what it’s all about.

“Gaining these experience points and getting the reputation early on, and having it then when it comes to the big fights. It’s all about learning.

“I’ve a lot of things to work on, and that’s why I’ll be getting back in the gym early and working on it.”

Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions snapped Quigley up when he was the world number-one rated amateur middleweight. He has cut a swathe through the professional ranks in the last 12 months but refuses to underestimate any opponent.

“One fight can change it all,” hewarned.

“No matter what the record of the guy you’re in with, one shot can change it so you have to be very wary. I knew I could take this guy out of there in the first round. I knew I could hurt him and that’s why I closed up shop.

“If I thought this guy wasn’t going to budge or I wasn’t going to take him out of there, I would have kept doing what I was doing because I was boxing nice. I was picking him off and he wasn’t committing, so he wasn’t catching me with much.

“Everything worked well but he made it very awkward, and any time I did get inside he was holding and tied up.”

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