JASON Quigley made a triumphant go back to the hoop ultimate night time after a 16-month layoff.
e defeated Hungarian journeyman Gabor Gorbics on issues on the Nationwide Stadium in a ten-round tremendous middleweight bout.
It used to be Quigley’s first battle since he sustained a damaged jaw and used to be knocked out in the second one around through international champion Demetrius Andrade in a WBO middleweight identify battle in america 16 months in the past.
The 31-year-old Donegal fighter would have most popular a extra crowd pleasing comeback however Gorbics proved a sturdy opponent.
Although the 100-90 ranking card signifies he did not win a unmarried around he defied Quigley’s absolute best efforts to complete the battle within the distance.
The win takes Quigley’s skilled file to 20-2 and getting ten aggressive rounds underneath his belt used to be arguably extra precious than an early knock-out.
Thirty-five-year outdated Gorbics used to be a past due substitute for Anatoli Hunanyan (40), who himself used to be a substitute for the unique opponent Kim Poulson from Denmark.
Gorbics ultimate gained a battle in 2018 and his skilled file now stand at 26-37.
However he has a name of staying the space and previous to ultimate night time’s battle he has handiest been stopped in 4 of his ultimate 26 bouts, despite the fact that he had misplaced all however two of them.
As one commentator put it ultimate night time, Gabor has higher survival talents than Undergo Grylls. Although Quigley used to be on most sensible from begin to end he used to be not able to ship a knock-out punch and even put his opponent at the canvas.
Nonetheless, it used to be a adequate night time for Quigley who used to be making his skilled debut on Irish soil. Former Golden Boy matchmaker Robert Diaz used to be within the target market and despite the fact that the Donegal fighter nonetheless has a adventure to go back and forth prior to he’s again a few of the elite middleweight a minimum of he’s on target once more.
His fellow Donegal fighter Brett McGinty overcame a primary around hand harm to increase his unbeaten skilled file to 7-0 and Limerick’s Paddy Donovan made it 10-0 with a primary around KO win over a deficient high quality opponent.