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Jason Quigley Happy With Learning Gained From Going The Distance

by Gavin O'Connor

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Jason Quigley extended his unbeaten professional record to 9-0 (8 KO) at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas at the weekend.

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One of boxing’s hottest young prospects Jason Quigley from Donegal, Ireland, showed exactly why he is being talked about in glowing terms with his ninth straight professional victory.  

Quigley came through the toughest fight of his professional career to date by beating the game and durable American Marchristopher Adkins (6-2)  by way of a 4 round unanimous decision with the judges scoring the bout:

Lisa Giampa 40-36, Steve Weisfeld 40-36 and Steve Morrow 39-37in favor of the Irish man.

Quigley was taken the distance for the first time as a professional. Talking via the Donegal Sport Hub from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday after the fight Quigley said:

“It was another successful night at the office, I was happy with my performance. I learned a lot in going the distance. It was good to get the experience of the distance. He was a tricky, durable guy. I wanted a step up in class myself and we took that step last night. I got in early, dictated the pace and got the job done.

He concluded:

“There is a lot more in me and a lot more in the tank, but that fight was a great learner.”

The experience of going the distance for the first time as a professional will do the Irishman no harm, and will stand him in good stead for what should be a genuine breakthrough year in 2016.

(Image credit: Inpho)

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