IRISH boxers Jason Quigley and Jamie Kavanagh put on stoppage-winning performances in a series of televised bouts in California on Friday evening.
Donegal native Quigley remains undefeated after the scheduled six-round super middleweight contest against Tolutomi Agunbiade at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
The Irish and European championship fighter recorded his fifth consecutive victory stopping Agunbiade in the second round, under Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Quigley will fight again on another televised bout on April 30.
Dubliner Kavanagh – also under the guidance of de la Hoya – overcame a second round knockdown to force Miguel Zamudio out of contention in the fifth round.
The former Irish national championship boxer (18-1-1, 9 KOs) suffered multiple cuts as he won the eight-round scheduled lightweight bout, but it was clear that he was the quicker fighter.
Zamudio, (29-7-1, 17 KOs), had directed the hits primarily to the Irishman’s body in the first two rounds, with repeated left and right hooks dropping him momentarily to the floor.
However, the Mexican lost momentum in the fourth round and Kavanagh regained control to deliver the crucial blows, leading the ringside physician to stop the fight in the fifth round after after Zamudio conceded defeat.