World Silver for Jason Quigley

World Silver for Jason Quigley
Jason Quigley had to settle for silver in his AIBA World Boxing Championship final in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Jason Quigley had to settle for silver in his AIBA World Boxing Championship final in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Twin Towns man went down to the local Zhanibek Alimkhanuly but still returns with the first ever silver medal at world championships by an Irishman.

Jason went into the final after displaying all his skills to defeata Russia’s Artem Chebotarev in the semi-final on Friday.

In the final he just wasn’t able to get into his stride and the classy Alimkhanuly won the first two rounds on all three judges’ cards.

The 22-year-old, won out against 2010 European champion Chebotarev in the semi-final on a scoreline of 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 27:30, 28:29 in favour of the local.

The disappointment was etched on the face of Quigley at the end of the third round and afterwards he said it would take days to forget the disappointment.

There was a huge crowd assembled in the Finn Valley Centre to watch the final at 11 a.m. in the morning.

Jason is due back home on Monday and there will be a great homecoming for Ireland’s latest boxing superstar.