The rise and rise in the professional career of Jason Quigley continued on Saturday night when he defeated Mexican James de La Rosa in Las Vegas.
The unanimous victory brought the professional record of the Twin Towns man to an impressive 11-0 and it was achieved against his most difficult and experienced opponent to date.
The fight, on the undercard of the the Amir Khan and Saul Alvarez for the WBC World middleweight title fight, at the T-Mobile Arena, saw Quigley put in an impressive performance.
The former world amateur silver medallist wsa a clear winner on all three judges after the 10 rounds, scoring 100-90.
De La Rosa had only been beaten three times in the 26 fight career, lost every round to the younger fighter.
Before Saturday night's fight Quigley had boxed only 19 rounds in 10 contests, but this was a step up in class and he was up to the challenge. Under the tutelage of Oscar de la Hoya at Golden Boy Promotions, Saturday night's win before a sell-out 20,000 crowd, will have taken him up quite a few rungs of the professional ladder.
"It was a great night for me. It was a step up in class, opponent wise and rounds. I had never been past four rounds in my professional career," said Quigley, speaking to Highland Radio.
"It was a great experience for me. To be honest, I felt very good. I felt very comfortable throughout the whole fight," said Quigley, who was very happy with his own display and said his opponent was a bit of a showboater, sticking his tongue out when he caught him with good shots.
Quigley reiterated his quest to become world champion and it was very busy week in the lead up to the fight.
"I'm blessed with the opportunity and enjoying every minute of it," said Quigley, who said it was unbelievable the support he had from family and friends at the fight. "I just want to thank everybody back at home for their support," he said, adding that he would have a rest now before deciding what would be next for him. "I would love to get a fight back in Ireland," said Quigley.