JASON Quigley is in consideration for a fight against Mexican superstar Canelo Álvarez.
Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez has confirmed that Quigley is among a quartet of fighters earmarked to face Álvarez, the middleweight champion and super middleweight titlist.
Álvarez (53-1-2, 36KOs) has not fought since stopping Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas last November, but the Mexican has told his promoters that he wants to return on the Mexican Independence weekend in September.
WBA super-middleweight titlist Callum Smith, super-middleweight contender John Ryder and Tureano Johnson are three of the four being mooted by Golden Boy – and Irish ace Quigley, the former NABF middleweight champion, is the other.
Golden Boy recently withdrew Quigley (18-1, 14KOs) from a potential bout against Jack Cullen on Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp card in August.
Quigley – now under the direction of former world champion Andy Lee – has beaten Abraham Cordero and Fernando Marin by way of third-round stoppages in his last two fights.
After bearing Marin in Costa Mesa in January, Quigley said: “At the end of my career, I want to have been in with the best and tested myself. I want to come away saying that I ruled the middleweight division and come away with fulfilment.”
Gomez and Golden Boy Matchmaker Robert Diaz watched from ringside as Quigley stopped Marin.
Six years ago today, Quigley KO’d Howard Reece in his professional debut on the Canelo-Lara undercard in Las Vegas.
Now, Quigley’s name is in the discussion to take on Álvarez.
Gomez said in an interview: “We are not closing the door on anybody. Canelo’s always available to fight the best, he always wants to fight the best.
“The problem right now is fighters have to be reasonable — everyone has to be reasonable. So the first guy to step up and is reasonable, and understands we’re in a pandemic, that’s probably the guy who’s going to get the fight.
“Because it’s not like [where] we were a year ago when everything was normal and fine, and everything was business as usual. It’s not business as usual, right now. We’re in a pandemic.”Tags: