Jason Quigley will tackle Tureano Johnson on July 18 in Indio, California, as he builds in direction of a world title shot.
The highly-rated Irish middleweight will put his NABF title on the road, in addition to his 16-fight unbeaten file, when he faces Johnson on the Fantasy Springs Resort & On line casino.
‘El Animal’ gained the strap by defeating Glen Tapia in March 2017 and defended it once more with the defeat of Freddy Hernandez in October 2018.
Johnson will present testing opposition, the Bahamian has solely misplaced to prime 160lb-contenders Curtis Stevens and Sergiy Derevyanchenko throughout his profession.
“It’s always exciting when there’s a belt on the line,” Quigley mentioned.
“The belt is sort of a piece of furnishings in the home and nobody will take it away simply. These are stepping stones to the place I need to get to and these are the belts that can assist me get the one I really need.
“I was in LA just lately and met with Golden Boy Promotions and we now have a three-or-four-fight plan now to get to a world title.
“I’m on an incredible journey and to be presumably three fights away from a world title battle is so thrilling.
“Each skilled boxer desires their arms on a belt. It is good to have a belt, however I’m looking and driving for world title belts.”
Quigley, who trains underneath Dominic Ingle in Sheffield, England, will battle for the seventh time as an expert at Fantasy Springs.
The Donegal native believes his battle towards Johnson will assist put him underneath huge spotlights, saying: “I’m very excited the place I’m going. I’m coming close to the top of my profession and that is the thrilling a part of it.
“I’m moving forward and progressing. I’m ready for action again. I’m excited now to get my title chase up and running.”