This Saturday in Belfast two unbeaten Super-Featherweights will step into the ring looking to get one step closer to World Title glory. Irishman Jono Carroll is confident his hand will be raised.
Across the ring will stand Liverpool’s John Quigley, who travels to the Waterfront Hall aiming to become the first man to defeat Carroll, live on BoxNation.
Speaking to Irish Boxing, Carroll gave his thoughts on the biggest fight of his career so far: “I don’t do all this hard training for nothing. Boxing is about big fights, exciting fights, and that’s what I believe this fight is going to be.”
The Waterfront Hall is sure to be heaving in favour of the Irishman: “There’ll be a massive crowd there, it’s going to be great, there’s going to be some serious atmosphere.”
Quigley presents a different challenge than the ‘Celtic Warrior’ will be used to with his awkward southpaw style, but Carroll views this fight as a step in the right direction.
“This is all baby-steps to where I want to get, where I want to be at. I’m looking at being a World Champion, this is just going to be another stepping stone.
“I’m more excited to do the 12 rounds because it’ll be my first time. His team wanted to drop down to 10 [rounds] last week, that just goes to show their mind frame, that shows me his confidence.
“I’m much stronger now, I’m 25 now. I’ve noticed it on pads, Johnny Quigley’s in for a fright when he gets hit with an eight-ounce glove!”
Watch Jono Carroll step into the ring this Saturday against John Quigley in what promises to be a real tear-up, live on BoxNation at 7pm.