JASON QUIGLEY HAS his eyes closer than ever to a homecoming bout in Ireland.
The 24-year-old Ballybofey man drew the curtain down on 2015 on Friday night when he defeated Marchristopher Adkins in Las Vegas to move to 9-0 as a professional.
Quigley, aligned to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy stable in Los Angeles, has previously spoken about the possibility of returning to an Irish canvas in 2016.
Picture caption: Jason Quigley in action against Marchristopher Adkins on Friday night in Las Vegas.
From the moment he signed Quigley in April 2014, De La Hoya has been keen for the former world silver medallist to work his way towards a homecoming.
“Ireland is a massive fight town and we feel that it is important to take him back there – maybe when he’s around 10-0 or 12-0,” De La Hoya said last August after Quigley defeated Fernando Najera in Carson.
With six wins under his belt in 2015, that dream has become closer and Quigley has big plans for whenever he does get the chance.
“It all depends on how everything goes, but I don’t want to come back and just fight in a normal show or on an undercard,” he told Donegal Sport Hub.
“I want to come back big and I want to come back in style. I want it to raise excitement and the reason I want that is for everyone who has supported me in my career so far. I want to put on an event. I don’t just want a boxing show.
“I want to be the man to bring professional boxing back to Ireland – big style.”
After his win over Adkins, who took him the distance for the first time in his pro career, Quigley will return home for a Christmas break.
As he looks into his crystal ball, Quigley has a clear vision of what he wants from the next 12 months.
“2016 will be a massive year, progress wise,” he said.
“I’ll go at 2016 and really step it uo. I’ll be going into eight round fights now so I’m looking forward to that.
“By this time next year, I want to be well on my way. I want to have my name established in the middleweight division, not just in Ireland or on the west coast of America.
“I really want to be established as a middleweight professional. Going into 2017, I want to be really excited about what’s in store.”Tags: