Most of us would be thrilled to be granted the one wish — and even a genie only offers three — but Irish sport is a vast tent that covers many tribes so here are 10 stories we hope to see written in the 12 months to come.
In a tale of two Las Vegas super fights, Jason Quigley admits the September middleweight showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the quality match-up. But, understandably, he cannot get away from the hype that surrounds the battle of you-know-who next weekend.
Such is the nature of Las Vegas undercards, early fights can be fought in front of a basically empty arena. So, but for a vociferous band of travelling Irish, Jason Quigley’s masterclass performance against James De La Rosa was seen, in person, by very few.
Former amateur star Jason Quigley has become one of boxing’s few genuine blue chip prospects since ditching the vest and turning professional two years ago. Tonight, the 24-year-old faces the biggest test of his career when he faces James De La Rosa in the first ever boxing event at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.