Jason Quigley back in action in US

SportBy Sean McGoldrick
Jason Quigley back in action in the US after easy win
Jason Quigley back in action in the US after easy win

Fresh from his first round victory last weekend in Los Angeles, Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley returns to action in the US on Friday week.

The former world amateur silver medallist took just 94 seconds to demolish the challenge of 27 year old American journeyman Lanny Dardar last Friday night..

Quigley is back in action on Friday week, March 20 when he will box in another Golden Boy promotion at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. 

His opponent has yet to be named but the 23 year Irishman probably needs a longer fight at this stage of his career. Dubliner Jamie Kavanagh is also scheduled to feature on the card.

Quigley has fashioned emphatic early wins in his four fights since turning professional. He has spent just 14 minutes and 35 seconds in action in the ring - less than five minutes' of boxing.

'The quicker I can get out the better and busier I am the better,' a delighted Quigley told the Donegal News from his Marina de Rey base in California.

Quigley's busy programme is in sharp contrast to that of Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin.

He has had just one fight  - at the O3 Arena in Dublin in November which he won in just 88 seconds - since he suffered horrific leg injuries in an attack near his home in Mullingar last summer.

There is no indication when he will be back in the ring.

Meanwhile, Paddy Barnes' Olympic nemesis Zou Shiming has suffered a shock defeat in his professional career.

The Chinese boxer who beat Barnes in the light flyweight category at both the Beijing and London Olympics was defeated by veteran Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng in an IBF world flyweight title fight in Macu.

Even though Zou was awarded a knockdown against the champion in the second round he struggled throughout the contest and Ruenroeng retained his title on a unanimous (116-111) decision from all three judges.