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Electric Quigley eager to kick on

American pundits are already talking about Jason Quigley, who fights tonight, as a hot super middleweight prospect.

At a media open day on Wednesday ahead of tonight's Shawn Porter vs Kell Brook IBF world title fight bill in California, Golden Boy signing Quigley impressed with a perfect mix of decorum and determination.

"I just fought in mid-July so it's great to be brought back so soon," the Donegal man told those present. "I'm really looking forward to my second fight since my first went so fast."

Quigley, who won his debut with an 82-second KO, added, "I know I've a lot of work to do. Getting the experience is so important, which is why I train all over Los Angeles.

"I go to different gyms all the time, looking to spar, work and learn."

It's good to see the IABA in a position to inform clubs this week that they can apply for funding for equipment and improvements.

Announcing a grant of €975K to the IABA, primarily for clubs, last month, the Minister Michael Ring said: "I am pleased that we continue to make progress in helping to ensure that young people joining boxing clubs will be able to train in decent, 
fit-for-purpose facilities.

"As well as ensuring that more young people have access to decent facilities and equipment, this allocation also further recognises the special place of boxing in Irish sport."

Hopefully the Minister will be able to join in the celebrations when the Ireland Elite squad return from the 2014 European Union Men's Elite Championships their latest haul of medals.

Michael O'Reilly, Hughie Myers, David Oliver Joyce and Darren O'Neill were among the medal winners in Bulgaria.