Monday 11 December 2017

Experienced Mexican next up for Quigley

Ireland's Jason Quigley will face Mexican-born James De La Rossa on the undercard of the World title fight between Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez on May 7 in Las Vegas. Photo: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile
Ireland's Jason Quigley will face Mexican-born James De La Rossa on the undercard of the World title fight between Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez on May 7 in Las Vegas. Photo: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley will face an experienced Mexican-born opponent on the undercard of the World title fight between Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez on May 7 in Las Vegas.

James De La Rossa (28) has a decent 23-3 record and has boxed 138 rounds since turning professional in 2005. But he hasn't fought since December 2014, when he suffered his first knockout defeat.

Since turning professional in the wake of winning a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in Almaty and linking up with Golden Boy Promotions in California, Quigley (24) has won his ten professional fights - nine inside the distance - but has only boxed 19 rounds.

So far he hasn't faced an opponent whose career graph is on the rise but he is obviously learning his trade under the tutelage of Oscar de La Hoya, the backer of Golden Boy Promotions.

De La Rossa won his first 20 bouts in the professional ranks but his career has been on the wane since 2011.

Irish Independent

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