JASON QUIGLEY WILL fight for his first professional boxing title in March, Donegal Sport Hub can confirm.
On March 23, Quigley will fight Glen Tapia for the vacant NABF Middleweight title at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California, where the Ballybofey man will headline the show.
Quigley, who is unbeaten in 12 professional contests, looks to continue his meteoric rise up the division with his third consecutive step-up fight against the hard-punching Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF middleweight title.
“2017 is going to be a big year for me, and I can’t imagine a better way to kick it off than by headlining the first edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN,” said Quigley, who is coming off victories over contenders Jorge Melendez and James De La Rosa.
“Glen Tapia has faced some of the best in the middleweight and super welterweight divisions, but I am excited to show a huge audience what I’m capable of in the ring.”
Tapia comes with a 23-3 record and has won 15 contests by KO.
“I’ve been in Quigley’s position before, so I know exactly what he’s feeling. He’s trying to prove himself and he’s looking at me like his step up,” Tapia said.
“At the end of the day, because of my last performances, I feel like I really don’t have the privilege to speak on what I’m going to do, but just know that I’ll be more than ready to show Quigley and the boxing fans that I am more than just a step up.”
In the co-main attraction, Coachella hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) will launch his campaign to become a two-division world champion when he goes head-to-head with Victor “Pitufo” Proa (28-2, 21 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight affair.
Quigley moved his unbeaten professional card to 12-0 last month with a n emphatic first-round stoppage of Jorgé Melendez at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
After just 2 minutes and 24 seconds, Melendez’s corner threw in the towel and Quigley was celebrating his 12th pro win.
At Fantasy Springs, he has already beaten Tolutomi Agunbiade, Joshua Snyder, Michael Faulk and Freddy Lopez.
ESPN and Golden Boy Promotions announced last week the launch of the new television series ‘Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.’
Launching its highly anticipated collaboration with a bang, Golden Boy Promotions and ESPN confirmed the card for the first broadcast of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, featuring rising prospects, former world champions and former Olympians. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the fights live from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
“When we signed this historic agreement with ESPN, we promised the best prospects and contenders in Golden Boy’s stable would not just appear, but face solid competition – our opening card makes it clear that we will fulfill that promise,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya.Tags: