Jason Quigley remains focused for his comeback fight tomorrow night despite a last-minute opponent change.
The Ballybofey man was to take on Anatoli Hunanyan (8-9-1) in the headline fight at the National Stadium in his first contest on home soil as a pro boxer.
However, it was confirmed in the last hour that he will now step into the ring with Hungarian, Gabor Gorbics.
The Donegal Middleweight’s contest against Hunanyan was to be the headline fight as part of an Elite Sheer Promotion with fellow Donegal man Brett McGinty also on the bill.
Both men (main pic) had the weigh-in this afternoon and both are looking to put on a performance in front of a sell out home crowd.
It will be Quigley’s first time back in the ring since his knockout defeat against Demetrius Andrade for the WBO title in November 2021.
“It has been a great place for me to come and fight through the years as an amateur,” Quigley said.
“It’s very exciting to come here and do it as a professional. It’s brilliant and I’m really excited for Saturday. Weighing in here was an experience. Being here as a professional in Ireland, in a venue I’ve boxed in many times before, it’s a great feeling. This feels like I’ve come home. If ever there was a venue that I feel I can box in and say that it’s home, it’s here in the National Stadium.”
McGinty fights Patrik Fiala and is also raring to go.
“I’m fight ready and good to go. The hard part is done now and I’m ready to rock and roll,” he said.
“This is a great bill to be on and there is some top talent on there. It’s headlined by Jason Quigley, a world title challenger so it has everything you’d want. It will be a good night of boxing for the fans and I’m looking forward to putting on a good night for the fans. My opponent is coming with a good record. He’s in good shape and looks fired up. I’ll be ready for whatever he brings here.”