IT lasted only 82 seconds, but that was more than enough for Jason Quigley to catch the eye as he made his pro debut in Las Vegas last night.
Whilst the MGM Grand and the undercard of a massive pay per view clash between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara provided the perfect debut setting, the Donegal middleweight produced the perfect debut performance.
The first Irish amateur to win a silver medal at the World Championships need needed just 1:22 seconds to see of American Howard Reece.
“I’m absolutely buzzing,” Quigley said after the bout. “I’m delighted to be on a show like this and win is unbelievable.”
Speaking ahead of the fight, Oscar Dela Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions said “There is a fighter you really want to watch in his progression. He is explosive, fast and experienced, We are extremely excited to be showcasing a decorated amateur in his professional debut in Jason Quigley”.