In an upset, Bahamas born Tureano Johnson forced Ireland’s Jason Quigley to retire after the 9th round of their scheduled 10 rounder at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California last night, July 18th.
Highly decorated amateur Quigley, was being guided towards a challenge to one of the 160lb title holders by Golden Boy Promotions. Being a stable mate of Canelo Alvarez and WBO Junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia who is expected to move up to 160lbs very soon, Quigley only needed to stay on the winning track for another 2 or 3 fights to reach his goal of challenging for world honours.
35-year-old Johnson had other ideas, and in a bout that could give a lifeline to his fading career, he dominated the Irishman, hurting him several times. At the end of the 9th round Quigley’s corner pulled him out of the fight after the ringside doctor visited his corner and asked him if he was ok. With Quigley not able to answer the question positively, the corner did the only thing open to them and saved their man for another day.
For Johnson it means he can get some more mileage out of his career, and on this showing he may cause a few more upsets.
The bout was shown live on Facebook.