The list of graduates from the Ingles’ Wincobank gym in Sheffield makes a fine line-up – and now Jason Quigley plans to be their latest bluechip boxer.
The Donegal man has confirmed that he is linking up with Dominic Ingle and will be touching down in the Steel city at the end of December to get into camp again.
Quigley (13-0, 10KOs) has not fought since breaking a hand and severing tendons during his NABF title triumph against Glen Tapia in March.
The unbeaten Golden Boy Promotions man is excited by his move to train with Ingle – and the Sheffield trainer, who has Kell Brook, Kid Galahad, Junior Witter and Billy Joe Saunders on his books wants to mould Quigley into a champion.
“He has world title potential,” Ingle said, matter-of-factly.
“Not everyone has that, but Jason does. He has made the right move to get him to the world title.
“He’s got a good style, he’s smart and he has a good boxing brain. We will bring him through and see what works.
“He will get quality sparring here, too, and we’ll get him on a good programme immediately.
“Jason is 13-0, he’s unbeaten, but he has come under the radar here.”
Prince Naseem Hamed cut his teeth on the punchbags of the Ingle Gym, with Dominic’s father, Brendan, a Dubliner.
Ingle got in touch with Quigley via Johnny Nelson, who was trained by Ingle, and who was Quigley’s mentor when he was in the Sky Scholar programme.
Ingle said: “Jason’s at a point in his career where he’s looking for a new direction and he needs to get to the next level.
“He needs to be happy and our team will do that. We travel together as a team no matter who is in the ring. That’s important. You need the good team around you and he’ll recognise that here.”
Quigley, who will still be promoted by Golden Boy and still managed by Sheer Sports, will train in Sheffield and a ring return on the east coast of America is planned for early 2018.
Ingle said: “We’ll work to Jason’s style. Years ago, people used to try to train like Naseem, but he was a one-off. It’s no good to change a style. You have to embellish it and give him the confidence to try new things.
“He keeps close to the weight, he keeps fit and he’s got good pedigree. When you look at the Irish amateurs of the last ten years, he’s the one name that just kept cropping up.
“Jason has made the right move here. He’s a good, accurate fighter and I’m looking forward to starting work with him.”Tags: