JASON QUIGLEY SAYS it’s time to show that he belongs on boxing’s biggest stage.
The Ballybofey man went 10-0 with a swift dispatch of 30-year-old Lopez and turns his focus to May 7th.
The middleweight title bout between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Amir Khan will be at the 20,000 T-Mobile Arena – and Quigley wants to make his mark.
“These are the nights I want,” Quigley said.
“This is what I train for and fight on undercards for at smaller venues. It’s all about getting to the top level.
“I want to fight at the top level all the time. I want to show that that’s where I belong and that’s where Golden Boy Promotions should keep me.”
Golden Boy Promotions Vice President Eric Gomez floated the idea of Quigley appearing on the Canelo-Khan card back in February.
Hot on the heels of Quigley’s win over Lopez, Golden Boy and Sheer Sports Management, who look after Quigley, began finalising the former World silver medalist’s place on the Vegas card.
While the contract has yet to be signed, Quigleys’ team have confirmed that their man will be in action in support of Canelo-Khan.
Quigley said: “You’ve got to be menatally strong and you can’t look past a man before the fight happens. I was 110 per cent focussed on this one, but May 7 was always in the back of the mind.
“It was good to get out of there sharp, clean and no cuts. I can be ready for Vegas now.
“With the dreams I have, big cards like this are unreal. These are the cards I want to be headlining. It’s a big, big chance for me.
“I have never felt as confident in myself. The sparring I was getting, the conditioning I’m in and the mindset I have…this is my stage. This is where I work. This is where I shine.”