Jason Quigley with Demetrius 'Boo Boo' Andrade after their fight. Photo: Ed Mulholland / Matchroom
Jason Quigley has confirmed that he sustained a broken jaw in his defeat to Demetrius Andrade on Friday night.
Quigley says he’s hurting more that he didn’t get a chance to give his fans a longer night.
The destructive Andrade stopped Quigley in the second round of their WBO world middleweight title fight at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Quigley was rocked by a firecracker from Andrade in the first round, which inflicted the damage.
“I suffered a broken jaw in the first round and now it’s time to head home get it sorted and healed,” Quigley wrote in a social media post.
“Then we look at what’s next.”
The Ballybofey man was roared on by a huge traveling support, who made the venue appear a home bout for Quigley.
“I would like to thank everybody for the amazing support I had for this fight it was unbelievable and something I will be forever grateful for
“I want to apologise to everyone that I didn’t give you more excitement and wasn’t able to put up more of a fight believe me I wanted to, I’m hurting most because I didn’t get the chance to show my full worth and give it more.”
Quigley congratulated Andrade, who moves to 31-1, 19Kos, and has some big bouts in line.
The Donegal middleweight added: “Thank you to my family my team and everybody that helped me along my journey to here, I had one of the best experiences of my life right up until the fight but that’s boxing it’s a brutal sport and maybe that’s why we love it.”
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