Sky Sports Scholarships - Jason Quigley on the march at World Championships

By Sam Drury - Follow on Twitter.   Last Updated: 21/10/13 2:39pm

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Jason Quigley: reigning European amateur middleweight champion

Jason Quigley: reigning European amateur middleweight champion

Irish boxer Jason Quigley is through to the quarter-finals of the World Amateur Championships after a unanimous 3-0 win over Scotland's Aston Brown in Kazakhstan.

Having won his opening fight on Saturday, Quigley showed his class once more to record a comprehensive victory against his Scottish counterpart.

The win leaves the 22-year-old from County Donegal just one fight away from a medal but first he must overcome Hungarian fourth seed Zoltan Harsca.

Quigley himself is the fifth seed and, despite now being undefeated in 30 fights, the Sky Sports Scholar is taking nothing for granted.

"Every boxer here is top of their country and you have to be on the game for every fight over here to go the whole way," Quigley told the Donegal News.

As for his triumph over Brown, the Irishman was pleased with the way he dealt with a second-round onslaught from his opponent.

Very strong

"Every boxer here is top of their country and you have to be on the game for every fight over here to go the whole way"
Jason Quigley

"In the second round, he came out very strong," said Quigley. "I expected that because I knew that I'd nicked the first round. I thought that I'd done enough in the first.

"He was obviously going to come at me and going to try to push the fight because he's a round down. That's what he did.

"I stayed with him and showed him who the boss was. I showed him my power. I changed my game plan half-way through the fight, which I'm delighted I did and which I'm delighted is there in the tank to do."

Quigley's last eight bout with Harsca will take place during Wednesday's afternoon session.

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for another Sky Sports Scholar, Jack Bateson, as he lost his second-round bout on Saturday evening to David Rodriguez of Costa Rica.

A third Sky Sports Scholar was in action over the weekend with Savannah Marshall boxing at the World Combat Games.

The Hartlepool fighter is through to Tuesday's semi-finals after defeating Brazil's Daniele Bastieri 3-0 in Sunday's quarters.

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