Jason Quigley makes it two from two as a professional with TKO victory over Fernando Najera

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Jason Quigley makes it two from two as a professional with TKO victory over Fernando Najera
Ballybofey boxer Jason Quigley won his second professional fight - this time by means of a third round TKO (Technical Knock Out) - against Fernando Najera at the StubHub in Carson, California, on Saturday.

Ballybofey boxer Jason Quigley won his second professional fight - this time by means of a third round TKO (Technical Knock Out) - against Fernando Najera at the StubHub in Carson, California, on Saturday.

Quigley was in control of the bout from the off and engaged in an offensive exchange in round three with the Mexican, who had won one of his four outings beforehand.

At the end of the round and after checking their fighter, who had a clean cut above his left eyebrow, Najera’s corner informed referee Ray Corona that he was unable to continue. Corona then declared the fight as over.

Boxing out of the top Oscar de la Hoya stable ‘Golden Boy Promotions,’ 23-year-old Quigley, who grew up competing out of the Finn Valley Boxing Club, last month posted a first round knock-out against American Howard Reece at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Quigley, whose father Conor is part of his coaching team, made the decision to go professional after a glittering amateur career in 2013.

Last year he won the Irish Nationals at middleweight before going onto win gold at the European Amateur Championships in Minsk, Belarus, and silver at the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan - becoming the first Irishman ever to reach a world amateur final.

A delighted Quigley tweeted on Saturday: “Won my fight TKO round 3,I’m Buzzing,Big Thank you to my team and everybody for the support @GoldenBoyBoxing @conorquigley41 #TeamQuigley”