Donegal’s Jason Quigley teams up with trainer Dominic Ingle
The unbeaten Irish middleweight will relocate from Los Angeles to Sheffield
Ireland’s Jason Quigley has joined Dominic Ingle. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Unbeaten Irish middleweight Jason Quigley, 13-0, (10KOs), who made an amateur World Championship final with Ireland, is teaming up with top trainer Dominic Ingle and making the move from LA to Sheffield.
The 26-year-old Quigley, ranked among the top 10 in the WBA, is relocating as he gets ready for a ring return in early 2018. Dominic is the son of Dubliner, Brendan, who trained Prince Nazeem Hamed.
“It’s a big move and people will question it – but it’s perfect for me,” Quigley said.
“Even when I talk about it, I can feel a smile on my face. When something feels so right, you just have to go make it happen.
“I have had a great time in America. Leaving LA was a decision that I took a lot of time to think about, but I’m happy that I have made the right decision.
“I’m happy that I have the full backing of Sheer Sports Management and Golden Boy Promotions for the move.”
The Donegal man has been based in Los Angeles since turning pro in 2014.
Quigley will begin training with Ingle in late December and is looking forward to a comeback bout in America in early 2018.
“When you turn pro, people think you have to turn around and start landing big, heavy shots. But you need to box. Boxing is a skill and a technique,” said Quigley.
“The sport is boxing and I’ve got to where I am by boxing. It’s time to tap back into my technique and my boxing skills. Dominic Ingle will bring those out of me.”
A broken right hand, sustained in the second round of his bout with Glen Tapia, has healed and Quigley is ready for action.
He said: “It’s like a lion being locked in a cage for a long time. I’m the lion ready to be released now.
“My speed and my power are all coming back again. I’ve stayed in shape over the last few months and I fell brilliant.
“I’m excited. I dreamed last night about my next pro fight and about knocking the guy out. I just can’t wait to get back through the ropes and do what I love doing.”