Donegal's Jason Quigley lost for the first time in his professional career last night after he was stopped by the impressive Tureano Johnson.
After 16th straight wins (12 by knock-out), this was a set back for the Twin Towns boxer.
His opponent did the damage in round three with some very sharp upper cuts.
After that Quigley was on the back foot and his North American Boxing Federation middleweight title was on the line and he was not able to come out for the tenth round.
Quigley had two good opening rounds but Johnson began to exert pressure in round three with his close up style.
Round four became a battle and Quigley was drawn into a real bruising affair as he was stalked by Johnson.
Then in round six, Quigley was caught with some very heavy shots and seemed to tire.
The Donegal man fought back in round seven but was again caught a number of times as cuts began to appear and he appeared to tire.
He was unable to regain any control in rounds eight and nine and his corner decided to stop the contest on medical advice.
It was a disappointing night for the Donegal boxer but he had no complaints and congratulated Johnson on his win and wished him well in the future.
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