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Jason Quigley makes it 6-0 in US pro career

SportBy Sean McGoldrick
Jason Quigley wins again in the US
Jason Quigley wins again in the US

Donegal boxer Jason Quigley has won a sixth fight in a row in the US.

The Ballybofey pugilist knocked out US journeyman Joshua Snyder early in the second round of their scheduled four-round super-middleweight bout in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in California.

Snyder (35) was the most experienced fighter that Quigley, a former World amateur silver medallist, has faced so far in his fledgling professional career. He went the full distance with the highly rated Russian Matt Korobov, who was sensationally beaten by Ireland's Andy Lee in the WBO world title fight in Las Vegas late last year.

However, he still lost more fights than he won (9-12-1) and had only fashioned one victory from his last ten fights prior to taking on Quigley.

Quigley took some early shots but was scoring with his right hand throughout the first round. Then, 44 seconds into the second round, the former European amateur champion, put together a beautiful three-punch combination which dropped Synder and he never looked like beating the resultant count.

Meanwhile, Andy Lee's WBO middleweight title defence against England's Billy Joe Saunders which was due to take place this summer has been postponed as the Limerick boxer has a shoulder injury.

According to WBO President Francisco Valcarcel the organisation has been notified that Lee is injured and will be unable to face the undefeated Saunders  as planned.

There is now likely to be an 'interim' title fight between Saunders and his bitter rival Chris Eubank during the summer with the winner facing Lee probably at the end of this year.