Jason Quigley: "This is my time to shine"

He is the headline fight in California on Thursday

Jason Quigley: "This is my time to shine"

Jason Quigley. Image: ©INPHO/Eoin Mundow

Ireland's Jason Quigley will take on Glen Tapia in California on Thursday for the vacant North America Boxing Federation Middleweight title.

He enters the ring with a perfect professional of 12-0, with ten knock-outs. The card is being promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and will be aired live on ESPN in America.

Speaking to Highland Radio's Oisin Kelly ahead of the fight, the Donegal man said: "Every fight I get into I treat it as a world title fight and that's exactly what I'm doing now on March 23rd. This is my time to shine. All the hard work has been done. All the sacrifices that I've made throughout my whole career as an amateur and now as a professional.

"Now is the time it comes down to and now is the time to use all that and fuel it up and unleash it come fight night because that's what I plan on doing. 

"This man is in there now to stop me from getting what I've set out to achieve and I'm not going to let no man do that. I trained to hard day in, day out to get to this position and I'm not going to let no man take anything away from me," he added.

Looking ahead to the bout itself, Quigley said: "I'm ready now for 10 solid hard rounds. I'm ready to go to war if that's what needs be come fight night. We get in there, we take it one round at a time. That's the game plan and let the fight map itself out."

Quigley is coming off a stoppage win over Jorge Melendez last December while Tapia enters the fight with back-to-back knock-out losses against David Lemieux and Micheal Soro.