A stunning mural of boxer Jason Quigley has been unveiled in his hometown Ballybofey this week ahead of the biggest fight of his life on Friday.
The community of the Twin Towns has teamed up Ladbrokes to create the eye-catching mural ahead of his WBO World Middleweight title bid.
The entire local community as well as the nation are backing the Donegal native and Ladbrokes ambassador to beat Demetrius Andrade (a.k.a. Boo Boo) for the title at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.
The mural which celebrates the boxer’s career, is the work of local artist Kevin Gallagher and is a symbol of the unwavering national support for the fighter.
This striking image is on Flail Lane, just off Lower Main Street right in the heart of the town.
Finn Valley legend and friend of Quigley, Patsy McGonagle, was buzzing with excitement following the unveiling of the mural on Thursday.
He said “Like everyone else in Donegal and across Ireland I’m proud of him and was long before today. We wish him so well.
“You have to be confident and when you’re there, you’re there to win. He has handled himself extremely well. Every indication is that he is seriously ready to rock here.”
So great is the support for the boxer, that despite being the underdog at 7/1, punters believe that Quigley will defy the odds and win the title.
The highly anticipated fight is 11/8 to go the distance, while Quigley can be backed at 14/1 to win by knockout.
The former world amateur silver medallist, who has a professional record of 19 wins and one loss, is aiming to follow in the footsteps of his coach Andy Lee, who won the same belt in 2014.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “We wanted to let Jason know that the entire country is behind him this weekend. When we reached out to members of his local community to create this ‘symbol of support’ the response was huge. Jason has put everything into this title bid and he really does deserve to bring the title home to Ballybofey!”