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Jason Quigley on injury layoff: "It takes you to some kind of dark places and makes you think about life"


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It's been almost a full calendar year since Jason Quigley last stepped into the ring, and for the first since that March 2017 win against USA's Glen Tapia he'll be fighting again.

He'll be back in action on March 31st at Marina Bay Sportsplex, Quincy, Massachusetts although an opponent has yet to be confirmed.

The unbeaten Donegal fighter, who recently relocated from Los Angeles to Sheffield, joined Ger on Friday night to talk about the new development.  

"I have to say I'm 110% now and things have really fallen into place and things are happening for the right reasons. I'm back in Boston now on March 31st and I'm absolutely delighted," he said of that period marked by a hand injury.

"You always hear about all these sportspeople and athletes and everything that go through serious injuries and how it can really affect them mentally and physically and every way like that.

"Obviously it had never happened to me before. I never paid much notice to it but whenever it does happen, it takes you to some kind of dark places and makes you think about life and makes you think about the sport and makes you think about everything - how vulnerable it can be and how quick it can be."

He also revealed that it made him think about life after boxing and his intention to have something to be involved with after he retires including the potential for commentary and TV work which he has dipped his toes in.

"Boxing is a short career," he added.

Quigley explained that while he could not punch due to the injury, he did remain mindful of staying physically fit.

And he can now renew his journey towards a world title shot at middleweight level and he admitted he's "full of beans and full of confidence".

"One of my goals is to have the first ever Golden Boy show back in Ireland and putting on great big fights for the great fans of Ireland," said Quigley. 


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