Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series debuts with a 10-round battle featuring Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) – live on ESPN2 on Thursday, March 23, at 10 p.m. ET from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs), of Donegal, Ireland and based in Los Angeles, is one of Golden Boy’s best contenders in its stable. The 25-year-old was impressive in his last fight, scoring a first-round knockout of veteran Jorge Melendez on the Bernard Hopkins-Joe Smith, Jr. undercard on Dec. 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Tapia is need of a victory after having suffered losses in his last two fights. In May 2015, Tapia, 27, of Passaic, New Jersey, was stopped by fringe contender Michel Soro in an upset. Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) returned in May 2016 and was defeated by former IBF middleweight world titleholder David Lemieux.
Earlier this year ESPN announced a multiyear agreement with Golden Boy Promotions. In the first year of the deal, ESPN will televise 18 fight cards throughout the U.S., in both English and Spanish, and on its wholly-owned and affiliated networks in Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and parts of Asia.