Jason Quigley believes he is perfectly poised to defeat WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade when they clash at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 19.
The former Irish amateur star’s career has been rejuvenated since linking up with coach and ex-WBO middleweight belt holder Andy Lee, with the Andrade bout the true test of their partnership.
Quigley (19-1, 14 KOs) will arrive in England this weekend to continue training camp with Lee before leaving for the East Coast ahead of his first world title challenge.
Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) produced his best performance in some time in outpointing Welsh contender Liam Williams in April, but for Quigley this feels like the right fight at the right time.
“He needs fights and the big guns are avoiding him,” said Quigley. “I’ll happily step in and bring that title back to Ireland. I’m at the perfect stage in my life and my career to deal with this situation. I’m not the young kid now living for the whole excitement of fighting for a world title.
“This is just another fight and I training my absolute ass off in the gym to get that W. To win will mean so much in this fight than in any other fight. I know that I can bring stuff to the table that is going to upset him, make him see things that he’s not always seen inside the ring.
“I honestly believe the Irish fans will outweigh his fans come fight night 100 per cent.”
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