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Quigley says new trainer Lee will help comeback

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Quigley says new trainer Lee will help comeback

Jason Quigley is looking to rebound from his first career loss to middleweight veteran Tureano Johnson back in July. Quigley (16-1,12 KOs) in a recent interview with Sky Sports, mentioned how he has teamed up with new trainer Andy Lee and also disclosed to them his plans back into the ring and reflected on the last match.

“It was a weird type of fight for me with Johnson, I knew it was my biggest test to date, obviously I trained hard and prepared right, there was just something not right,” Quigley said to Sky Sports.

Quigley sees the move to Lee as being a good one for his boxing career.

“I was maybe a bit mentally burned out from the boxing side of things, being in Sheffield kind of killed me,” Quigley said to Sky Sports. “Now I’m back in Dublin closer to home, working with Andy Lee, I have that nice balance. With Andy, the spark is back and I’m born again. He’s young, fresh and only retired a few years ago, he has the same spark to succeed, we gel and want to make something special.”

“The defeat was difficult and hard to take, but I was surprised at how well I dealt with it. I was probably two fights away from a world title shot whereas now I’m probably three or four away, these setbacks happen.”

In his return bout, Quigley is hoping to face another challenge. He doesn’t want the loss to mean he’s facing a softer opponent or as I say on the Big Fight Weekend Podcast all the time “favorable opposition”.

“I don’t want an opponent who I’ll bang out in a few rounds, I want someone experienced that can test me. I want to be able to work on things. I’m still with Golden Boy and am delighted to be with such a great promotional team. I’ve got big hopes and title ambitions for 2020,” Quigley said.

If it is one thing that Golden Boy Promotions has done more than any other outfit in 2019 is book their up and comers in tough fights. I have a feeling for Quigley that he’d have no issue with finding a solid opponent for his comeback fight.

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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