Jason Quigley has teamed up with Andy Lee as he looks to bounce back from a first professional defeat later this year in California.

The Donegal middleweight (now 16-1) suffered a shock loss to Bahamian Tureano Johnson in July when defending his NABF belt, denting the former Sky Scholars’ immediate world title aspirations.

Since the setback, Quigley has teamed up with fellow Irishman and former world champion Andy Lee, moving back to his native country in the hope of reigniting his promising career and finally earning a shot at a coveted world title.

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“It was a weird type of fight for me with Johnson, I knew it was my biggest test to date, obviously I trained hard and prepared right, there was just something not right,” ‘El Animal’ recalled to Sky Sports.

“I was maybe a bit mentally burned out from the boxing side of things, being in Sheffield kind of killed me.

“Now I’m back in Dublin closer to home, working with Andy Lee, I have that nice balance. With Andy, the spark is back and I’m born again. He’s young, fresh and only retired a few years ago, he has the same spark to succeed, we gel and want to make something special.