JASON QUIGLEY HAS RUBBISHED talk of an immediate bout against one of his fellow Irish middleweight prospects Conrad Cummings or Luke Keeler.
But Quigley dreams of taking on one of his Irish foes in Ballybofey in the future.
Both men, former amateur rivals of Quigley, have spoken of a possible meeting with the unbeaten Ballybofey man.
Quigley, 9-0 with 8 KOs, has his first eight-rounder tomorrow night when he tackles Mexican Freddy Lopez at Fantasy Springs.
Quigley’s senior debut as an amateur boxer was against Keeler in 2010 at The National Stadium.
Quigley recorded a 7-1 win and followed it up in 2011 with a 9-2 success against the Crumlin man, who is since 8-1 in his professional career.
Cummings, now 8-0-1 as a pro, still holds a grudge on Quigley from their 2013 Irish senior semi-final, won by Finn Valley puncher Quigley 17-14.
Picture caption: Jason Quigley in action against Conrad Cummings in the Irish senior semi-final in 2013
‘I’ll fight Quigley in my back garden in the morning if he wants,’ Cummings said in 2015. ‘If the people want it lets get in on.’
Quigley, based in Los Angeles with Golden Boy Promotions, is content to rise the ladder in America for now.
“What would be exciting about me fighting Luke Keeler or Conrad Cummings now? I’ve beaten both of them as amateurs,” Quigley told Donegal Sport Hub.
“They have nothing to prove to me right now and I have nothing to prove to them. Let’s me do my thing and them do theirs.
“Then, let’s fill the O2 Arena or MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, make a shit load of money and have a real, proper show for people.
“Wouldn’t it be class to get an eliminator for a world title against one of the boys? Imagine the hype if some of us go on to do well, knocking a contender out, what would happen.
“That anticipation would build everywhere, not just in Ireland, and would really get the fans going.
“There’d be no sense in something like that now. It would gain none of us anything.”
Golden Boy Promotions chief Oscar De La Hoya has previously told of his desire to bring Quigley back to Ireland for a bout – but it won’t be as a card-filling support fight.
“The way my fans and supporters, my family and friends have supported me I want to give them something big, something massive,” Quigley said.
“They can book a week off work, ring the boss and say: ‘Can I get off that day, I’m going to watch Quigley?’
“That’s what I’m dreaming of, those nights. I’m a long way off that level yet but, at the end of the day, it’s where I want to get to.
“The Irish middleweight scene is very exciting right now.
“Any middleweight in the world who is looking to be a world champion is on a collision course with people of the same mindset.”Tags: