Middleweight Jason Quigley (left)  against Zanibek Alimkhanulyin the World Championship final last year. Quigley will face Howard Reece in his first professional fight on Saturday. Photograph: Cahal Noonan/INPHO

Jason Quigley will face Florida’s Howard Reece in his debut professional fight on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The former Irish (...)

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley has  turned professional  with US based Golden Boy Promotions.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley has decided to turn professional and has signed up with US based Golden Boy Promotions. The Irish middl(...)

Katie Taylor will finally get a chance to win an Irish title in the ring when she faces Alanna Murphy from Belfast in the women’s lightweight final at this year’s national championships. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have become an unlikely aid to Katie Taylor in her preparation for this year’s European Championships. The Ol(...)

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley has yet to reveal if he will try to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish boxers will find it much harder to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games than they did for London. With the changing landscape in amateur box(...)

 Ireland’s Jason Quigley on his way to defeat  against Zanibek Alimkhanuly  of Kazakhstan during their middleweight final clash. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was a leaden Jason Quigley who took to his 3.50am flight from Almaty on Sunday morning. Several hours after his World Championships final defeat, t(...)

Middleweight Jason Quigley takes silver as Zanibek Alimkhanuly of Kazakhstan proves  tough opponent. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland’s boxing World Championships in Almaty closed with a silver medal from Jason Quigley, who lost in his middleweight final to Kazakhstan’s Zh(...)

Ireland’s Jason Quigley throws a right hand during yesterday’s middleweight semi-final against Russia’s Artem Chebotarev at the World Boxing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jason Quigley stands poised to become the only Irish boxer after Katie Taylor to win a World Championship gold medal. The 22-year-old from Donegal mee(...)

Jason Quigley celebrates beating Artem Chebotarev of Russia in their World Championships middleweight semi-final bout in Almaty, Kazakhstan as coaches Zuar Antia, left and Billy Walsh, second left, are interviewed. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Even the austere Kazak guards permitted a small security breach yesterday. Conor Quigley, Jason’s father, was ushered through to meet his son as he wa(...)

Ireland’s Jason Quigley celebrates as coach Billy Walsh is interviewed by RTÉ’s Hugh Cahill after his semi-final win against Artem Chebotarev of Russia in Almaty. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jason Quigley became the first Irish male boxer to make it to a World Final when he beat Russia’s Artem Chebotarev on a unanimous decision in the W(...)

Jason Quigley and Joe Ward relaxing in their team hotel ahead of their semi-final bouts today. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho Jason Quigley and Joe Ward relaxing in their team hotel ahead of their semi-final bouts today. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. And here we are, generally lost, on the streets of Almaty, a camera crew(...)