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Jason Quigley lands first round knockout as he makes light work of Jorge Melendez

Quigley brought his professional record to 12-0 after a straightforward victory over Melendez in Los Angeles.

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Updated at 12:30

DONEGAL FIGHTER JASON Quigley finished Jorge Melendez of Puerto Rice inside the first round on the Hopkins-Smith undercard on Saturday night.

Quigley, 25, brought his professional record to 12-0 after a straightforward victory over Melendez in Los Angeles.

The Irish middleweight got to work early on by landing several power punches before a right hook knocked Melendez down for the first time.

Melendez was knocked again soon after and his corner finally threw in the towel for him at 2:24 of the first round.

“Me and Manny Robles were ready to go all ten rounds if necessary,” Quigley said afterwards.

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“He wanted the knockout more than I did, He was coming forward and risking heavy punches to his own detriment. We are 110% ready for anything that is coming in the future.”
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