VIDEO: Just recently, Maine native and pro boxer Jason Quirk took home the American Boxing Federation’s Middleweight Championship- right here in his home state.
“I remember thinking, ‘This is the coolest thing that’s ever happened in my life,'” Quirk said. “There was 3,000 people there, at one point they were all chanting my name. It gave me energy but I didn’t want to change my game plan.”
Quirk, who hails from Portland, Maine, improved to a perfect 10-0 in his career, beating former champ Anthony Hines by unanimous decision to claim the belt.
“I knew Anthony was a good opponent, it was an eight-round fight, which I had never done before,” Quirk said. “I knew I was going to be in for a war.”
Quirk’s also known as ‘The Fighting Fireman,’ and works full-time with the Portland Fire Dept., a story that dates back to his days as an amateur fighter.