IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill
Jason Quigley and Sean Turner helped the Los Angeles Matadors finish out the year on a high note with a shut out 5-0 victory over the Bangkok Elephants in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) at the Music Box in Hollywood in the early hours of this morning.
Quigley, from the Finn Valley club in Donegal, recorded an inside the distance win over Aussie middleweight Trevor Troy O’Meley in the five-bout Group A match. And Turner, who boxes out of the Drimnagh BC in Dublin, earned a unanimous decision over Ukrainian heavyweight Anatolii Antoniuk. Quigley completely outclassed O’Meley to register his second WSB win of the season for LA.
The 2009 European Youth champion stopped the Australian 1:05 into the second after running away with the opening frame (10-8,10-7,10-8). The victory elevates the Donegal man to number three spot in the WSB middleweight rankings. Turner was ahead on all three judges scorecards (48-47,48-47,50-45) Antoniuk at the bell.
The win lifts LA into third position in Group A, six points behind Willie McLaughlin’s table-topping Milano Thunder. The WSB Team Championships 2011/12 season is being decided across two-inter-continental, six-team groups. The top four teams in each group qualify for the play-offs. The LA Matadors and Bangkok Elephants clash saw the WSB team up with SOS Children’s Villages in aid and support of the young victims of the devastating floods suffered in Thailand.