JASON Quigley will get back to action in early 2020 with a February return likely ahead of potentially huge fights for the Donegal puncher.
Quigley – pictured by Valentin Romero – moved to 17-1, 13KOs on Thursday night with a vicious third round stoppage of Abraham Cordero in California.
The bout was at super-middleweight and Quigley felt more at ease, weighing in at 164lbs.
“I’m excited now for what’s ahead,” Quigley said.
“I felt good at that weight. I could fight now at 168lbs or 160lbs. I was talking with Robert Diaz from Golden Boy Promotions and he said it’s up to me, to stay at 160 or move up to 168.
“We’ll have a belt on the line in the next couple of fights for me – and then it’s onto a world title.”
Quigley will return home for Christmas, staying in training with Paddy Donovan – who fights on December 20 – before taking in a training camp with new coach Andy Lee in January in Los Angeles.
Lee was satisfied with Quigley’s showing.
“It was a good win against an experienced, season opponent, who doesn’t get stopped,” he said.
“It was important that he looked good and there were a couple of signs of improvement.
“You could see that he was focussed and he got the guy out of there.
“There’ll be bigger challenges ahead and there’ll be bigger improvements, but it was important to get the first one out of the way.”