Jason Quigley will be flying the flag for Ireland and Donegal in New Hampshire on Friday night.
The Quigley camp will likely be making the final preparations for the challenge of Demetrius 'Boo Boo' Andrade, but it looks like the Irishman is settling in well stateside.
On Wednesday, the WBO-NABO titleholder made a special trip to the New Hampshire Police Department to visit one of their police officers.
Serving officer Anna Martin, who hails from the Donegal town of Ballybofey, got a special 'meet and greet' with a fellow county man who just happened to be in town.
What fun! Officer Anna Martin got a chance to meet professional Irish boxer Jason Quigley! Both Ofc. Martin & Quigley are from Ballybofey, a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Today Quigley signed her Donegal flag & chatted, just days before his big fight at SNHU Arena. pic.twitter.com/imX28ZigvZ
— Manchester NH Police (@mht_nh_police) November 16, 2021
The New Hampshire Police Department is about a 20 minute walk from the SNHU arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Quigley will be hoping to raise the roof on Friday night.
Quigley signed Martin's Donegal flag that was proudly held for a photo opportunity. The boxer has plenty of ties to Ballybofey, having grown up not far away outside Donegal Town.
Big Irish Backing
With a small section of the New Hampshire Police Department behind him, Quigley will likely be gathering more than a few more Irish descendants in support.
Speaking to us last month, he said he expects a big backing from the Irish already abroad in the States, as well as people travelling from his county.
"Thank God the restrictions were lifted - as all of Donegal had their flights booked," Quigley said on The Buildup earlier this month.
Donegal’s Jason Quigley will challenge Demetrius Andrade for the WBO World Middleweight title in November.
Quigley (19-1, 1KOs) will face ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade (30-0, 18KOs), at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 19 pic.twitter.com/dmEwP6QMh8
— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) October 4, 2021
"The support has been unbelievable. The amount of people who have booked flights already. The amount of people who have asked about tickets."
The WBO middleweight belt up for grabs has plenty of Irish history. It's something that he's been surrounded by in his home gym in Raphoe.
"Everywhere I go, everything I see is a WBO world title," Quigley said. "Even in the boxing gym in Raphoe, it’s Steve Collins with his WBO belt, it’s Andy with his WBO belt."
"Everywhere I’m looking it’s the WBO belt. Hopefully, it’s not always there and it’s around me as well in pictures up on wall."