Jason Quigley delighted to have marked first fight with Dominic Ingle with a knockout win in Boston
Last Updated: 04/04/18 6:01pm
In his latest diary entry, Jason Quigley talks about returning with a bang, a fellow Irishman with a surprise world title shot, and a crucial clash in New York...
It was unbelievable to end that year-long absence with a win like that. I felt a bit like going back to my professional debut, because it had been that long since I was in the ring.
With my new trainer Dominic Ingle, it was a different set-up, a fresh experience for me, but what an entertaining fight. Dom was delighted that I won in the style that I did, because he knew how tough that guy was.
Once we saw the body shots were taking a lot out of him, we kept going there, and to get the stoppage against a guy who had never been halted before, it was a great performance.
I took him out of there in pretty vicious circumstances, so of course that's going to raise an awareness to everybody in the middleweight division. I need to keep gaining this experience, keep climbing the ladder, and everything is going to fall into place.
I took him out of there in pretty vicious circumstances, so of course that's going to raise an awareness to everybody in the middleweight division.
The amount of fans who travelled over from Ireland to the fight and America-based Irish fans made for a brilliant atmosphere in Boston. Big fights will hopefully come for me in Ireland, but I would like to keep myself on the east coast for another few fights and bring a major one back home in the near future.
It's sad for boxing fans that Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has withdrawn from the rematch with 'GGG', but I've heard that Spike O'Sullivan could be in the running to fight Golovkin now, and I really hope he does receive that opportunity. Spike has served his time and why not fight one of the best middleweights of our time? I hope he gets it and does Ireland proud.
I'm at that stage where fighters could be future opponents. Maciej Sulecki is supposed to be a real tough operator and can show that against Danny Jacobs in New York this month. Jacobs also wants to get a mandatory shot at Golovkin, so it's going to be a great fight and I'm looking forward to it.
My gym-mate Kell Brook has been training in Miami, keeping in shape in LA, and is back in Sheffield now. We are always talking and I think Kell will be looking to get back in the ring at the end of June or July. We all want to see Kell finally get that Amir Khan fight. It's the fight everybody wants, it's the fight that has to happen, and I really hope it does come off.