Comeback date confirmed for Jason Quigley


After a year on the sidelines, a return to the ring has finally been confirmed for Jason Quigley [13(10)-0].

The Donegal middleweight has been out of action since suffering a “one in ten million” hand injury early in his fight with Glen Tapia last March and will now make his return to the ring on Saturday March 31st [Easter Saturday] in Boston.

The Ballybofey contender will fight at the Marina Bay Sportsplex in the suburb of Quincy, kicking off a new chapter of his career where he will begin being built in the Irish hubs of the U.S. East Coast

Quigley looked set to make a big breakthrough last year when he was chosen as the headliner for the inaugural Golden Boy on ESPN card – however, he broke his hand and shredded tendons in his wrist in just the second round against the U.S. contender and was forced to battle his way to a points win.

A subsequent surgery repaired the tendons but Quigley had to spend longer than anticipated out of the ring due to slow-healing bones. When he finally did get back in the ring, Quigley underwent more change and left coach Manny Robles and The Rock Gym in California, relocating to Sheffield and Dominic Ingle’s famous Wincobank Gym.

The 26-year-old has been enjoying some warm-weather training recently in the Canary Islands alongside the likes of Kell Brook and Billy Joe Saunders

Quigley claimed the WBC-affiliated NABF belt against Tapia and starts 2017 as the organisation’s #7. He is also WBA #9 and WBO #15.

An opponent for March 31st, as well as viewing details for the card, will be confirmed for Quigley in the near future.

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Joe O'Neill

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