Donegal boxer Jason Quigley will square off against Edgar Berlanga on Saturday, June 24th at Match Square Garden theatre in New York.
This fight will be Quigley's first fight as a married man since getting married in April to long-time partner April McManus. We spoke with Quigley about being a married man and whether or not his new title has changed the way he approaches fights.
"No not at all.'' he said
Quigley has enjoyed many special moments in his life, mainly through boxing but said nothing could compare to his wedding day. He said his wedding day has almost completed him as he now has a structure to his life, which was missing beforehand.
"I don’t want to sound cheesy or anything like that but it was the best day of my life, it really was. The best weekend of my life and it has made me feel more like a man in some way, I don’t know how else to describe it.
I got a real foundation there now in my life and a real structure there which is obviously amazing. I’m so grateful for my wife, April. It’s not been easy being with me. Both with living away from home and always in training camp and everything like that but she’s been fantastic, herself and Sierra. It’s actually our 10-year anniversary today since we’ve been going out so shout-out April."
Form Coming Into The Fight
We spoke with Jason Quigley up in Dublin at his last training session before jetting off to New York for the big fight. He has been in training camp for 10 weeks now and is feeling confident and happy with how the camp went.
"It really has gone very well. You know running in straight of my last training camp for 12 weeks, then a good ten-round fight, a week or two off, got married, straight back to the gym and I just kept building on what we had done already.
Camp has gone fantastic and I’m excited now to go put on a show over in New York
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) June 15, 2023
The Donegal boxer will follow up his recent win on home soil against Gabor Gorbics in March by topping the bill at Madison Square Garden this month.
Jason Quigley won the fight with a unanimous points victory in his first fight on Irish soil since he went professional nine years ago. Quigley went the distance, going all the way to the tenth round with his Hungarian opponent, managing to win each round. He claimed a 100-90 decision at the National Stadium in Dublin.
Following his impressive win against Gorbics and his recent marriage, Quigley is full of confidence coming up to the fight.
Edgar Berlanga vs Jason Quigley
Jason Quigley will come into the fight against Berlanga with an impressive record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins being via knockout.
Quigley's opponent, Berlanga who is six years his junior also makes his way into the ring with an impressive record. Berlanga has an undefeated record, having 20 wins, 0 loses and 0 draws, 16 of his wins have come by the way of knockout.
According to fight stats, Berlanga is suggested to have a advantage in power over the Donegal boxer. The American boxer has an 80% knockout percentage, whilst Quigley had a 70% knockout success rate.
Despite Berlanga's undefeated record, Quigley is still confident he can get the win.
"I’ve never went into a fight not confident. I would never take a fight if I didn’t think I could win" he said.
"I have great belief in myself, my team and vice versa. I have a real elite team around me, going into this fight, we’re really focused, really driven, we put in a sensational camp, a sensational year so far and even the years before that so we’re very confident going into this fight. I’m excited and looking forward to it ".
The fight will be streamed live on DAZN, with the first round set to get underway at 7pm est, 1am Irish time.