Jason Quigley is ready to make some noise in Boston.
By Chris McNulty in Boston
After a year out of the spotlight, as he recovered from a horror hand injury, the Ballybofey middleweight (13-0, 10KOs) is back under the gaze again.
Quigley faces Puerto Rica tough nut Daniel Rosario at the Marina Bay Sportsplex on Easter Saturday night.
The former amateur standout, now ranked at six by the WBC, is aiming to put a cat among the pigeons of the 160-pound division.
“I need to get up the ladder and get ready to contend for world titles,” Quigley said.
“2018 is the year where I make a lot of noise.
“The amount of experience I have in my locker is unbelievable already. My armour is full of tricks and full of weapons that have improved me as a boxer, mentally, physically and in every way.”
Quigley is almost four years in the professional ranks and, having swapped Los Angeles for Sheffield, believes his time isn’t far away.
But, after a year of inaction, Quigley has the mind razored in on the next tak.
He said: “I don’t look too far ahead. I want to be World Champion and I will be World Champion.
“It’s only a matter of time, but I can’t be looking well ahead of myself. I can only look at Daniel Rosario. If I don’t get rid of him, I’m a few steps back, and I don’t plan for that. Every fight now is a world title fight and I need to get in there and take care of the business.”
Quigley broke his right hand and tore his flexor tendon during a points win over Glen Tapia last March in Indio.
This weekend sees the Golden Boy Promotions middleweight resume his crusade.
He said: “There were always the plans and the words to get back in, but then there were the set-backs too. They were annoying, but they learned me how to be patient.
“Everything went perfect for me, but of course it was mentally very challenged. Boxers have to be mentally strong.
“All of that was tough, but it’s time now to push on and climb the ladder towards the number one position.”Tags: