Jason Quigley just comes up short in World Boxing Championships Middleweight Final

jason quigley 2Jason Quigley has just come up short in his World Championships Boxing Final.
He lost on a unanimous decision to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in the final this morning- 27-30, 27-30, 28-29.
It’s the first defeat in 33 bouts for the Donegal man and he still becomes the first Irish man to ever win a silver medal at the World Championships.
In a pulsating 75kg division final the Finn Valley man lost out to the host nations favourite.
Jason was knocked to the ground half way through the first round and had to take a standing 8-second count.
But the knock down was nothing more than a flash knock down and the Ballybofey man came back well at the end of the first round.
However the judges gave the first round to the Kazakh 10-9, 10-9, 10-9.
In Round 2 both fighters landed some heavy blows, and Jason can count himself very unlucky to have lost it also 10-9, 10-9, 10-9.
The European Champ came out with a never say die attitude in the final round, and again both fighters landed heavy blows on one another.
The 22-year-old gave everything he had up until the last second of the third, but it wasn’t enough and he just came up short.
His opponent Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, the current Asian Champion, got a bye in the semis against Englishman Anthony Fowler, after he had to pull out with a hand injury.
And that showed in the final, that breather for Alimkhanuly was a huge advantage.
Jason Quigley still takes home a silver medal, and there is no doubt hundreds will come out to greet him for his homecoming next week.
Speaking just after the fight to Kenny Egan, Jason said he really wanted to bring home the gold: