Jason Quigley: NABF middleweight title a ‘prestigious belt’ and chance to lay down a big marker

first_imgJason Quigley sees Thursday’s NABF middleweight title fight as a chance to put his name in the division’s shop window – and the title’s history suggests he’s right.BY CHRIS MCNULTY IN INDIOFellow Irishman Andy Lee went on to win the WBO middleweight crown after holding the NABF crown in 2011, when he scored a UD win against Alex Bunema in Illinois. David Lemieux and Kelly Pavlik have been NABF middleweight winners, as have world middleweight contenders Curtis Stevens and Fernando Guerrero.“This is a very prestigious belt,” Quigley, pictured by Lina Baker of Instantboxing.com, says.“It’s a great belt to have to climb the rankings and to get the name out there. That puts more on the line.“A lot of people who have held it in the past have gone on to win world titles. “This brings another sense of determination and will power in me.“I can’t get carried away with the belt. It’s a big fight. I have to stay focussed and take it one round at a time.”Interestingly, the previous holder of this belt was Ievgen Khytrov, the Ukrainian whom Quigley defeated on his way to winning a European Gold in 2013 when the pair were amateurs.Quigley will headline the first in the ‘Golden Boy on ESPN’ series on Thursday when he clashes with Tapia – and the Ballybofey man feels ready for the big stage.He said: “Golden Boy look at me as one of their top prospects and they’re putting a lot of faith in me. “It gives me great confidence when Golden Boy give me this kind of opportunity and putting me on this kind of stage.“Ask any boxer what it’d be like to win a belt. This is what it’s all about, collecting the belts, lifting the straps and getting as many of them as possible.”The Quigley-Tapia weigh-in will be streamed on RingTV.com from 9pm tonight.Jason Quigley: NABF middleweight title a ‘prestigious belt’ and chance to lay down a big marker was last modified: March 22nd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Fantasy SpringsGlen TapiaGolden Boy PromotionsJason QuigleyNABF middleweight titleSheer Sports Managementlast_img read more

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If Rohit can emulate his performance in Test Cricket, it would be great for…

first_imgAdvertisementIndian skipper Virat Kohli on the eve of the first test match between India and South Africa in Vizag said that if Rohit Sharma succeeded in test cricket as an opener it would be great for the Indian Cricket team as the Indian batting could become more lethal and different from any other team in the world.The management has decided to use the veteran batsman’s services at the top of the order in the longest format of the game and various legends of the game also threw their weight on Rohit to open the innings for the Indian CricketTeam in test matches. Virat Kohli said in a press conference on the eve of test match ” If he does that, then our batting order at the top will be one of the most lethal batting line-ups in the world”Rohit Sharma who has an impeccable record in the limited overs cricket can look to turn the tables in test cricket as the veteran batsman averages on 39.62 in 27 matches after he made his debut against West Indies and became the only second batsman after Mohammed Azharuddin to score 2 centuries in his first two test matches.Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the history of One-day cricket to score 3 double-centuries and the first cricketer to score 4 T20 international centuries. The Indian opener is a valuable asset for the India and would like to improve on his skills and would like to cement his place on the top of the order to help the Indians win the series against the Proteas.Advertisementlast_img read more

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