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Peter Quillin: Golovkin and I is like ‘Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather’

In an interview with FightHype, former middleweight strap holder Peter Quillin compared a potential fight between himself and Gennady Golovkin to the superfight coming in May between Floyd and Pacquiao. What I take away from this is the fact that it would be two of the top guys in one weight class going into a hyped up bout and generating a lot of money at the same time. The comparisons pretty much end there because the past accomplishments of those guys to these middleweights cannot be compared and the scale of the fight certainly cannot either. Continue reading

Peter Quillin gives fair reasons for his choice to vacate

In a pretty personal interview with Tha Boxing Voice, Peter Quillin gave some other reasons as to why he chose to vacate his WBO title, only to then do a 360 and opt to then fight for it again. Many fans saw this as an outrageous move by Quillin and his team, as well as his manager Al Haymon, in avoiding the undefeated mandatory Matt Korobov.

I wanted to make this article as I was one of many who slammed Quillin for his moves and the WBO as a whole for allowing this to happen, however after watching this interview it would seem that maybe there was more to the eye than the ducking of Korobov, although knowing Haymon this was certainly the main objective. Continue reading

Danny Garcia Vs. Lamont Peterson And Andy Lee Vs. Peter Quillin In Brooklyn Showdowns

The eagerly awaited showdown between undefeated superstar Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) will become a reality as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC returns to primetime on Saturday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In the first main event of the evening, middleweight world champion “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) takes on the undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) in a 12-round world title fight.

Marv Albert will call the fights in primetime on NBC alongside analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard, the six-time world champion and 1976 Olympic gold medalist. Al Michaels will host. Continue reading

Why is Peter Quillin being allowed to fight for the WBO title?

In 2012 Peter Quillin won the WBO middleweight title and defended it three times before vacating in 2014. His WBO mandatory challenger was Matt Korobov who was undefeated in 24 contests with 14 knockouts and Quillin opted to vacate the title rather than face his mandatory.

Andy Lee then got the opportunity and surprised everyone by pulling off the upset in a thrilling knockout comeback in the sixth. Now that Korobov is out of the picture and the title rests with Andy Lee who has been stopped twice previously in his career, Quillin wants back into the title picture and is being given a shot at Lees newly aquired title. My question is, why are the WBO allowing this? Continue reading

2014/2015 Reviews and Previews: Terence Crawford, Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Carl Froch, Lucas Matthysse, Peter Quillin, & Erislandy Lara

(Note: In the third installment of a week long breakdown, boxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace analyzes where today’s top fighters stand, and whether or not 2015 could be the year many of them fall. This week long analysis will cover over 30 top fighters from around the world)

TERENCE CRAWFORD

Despite a somewhat uneventful 2014 in the sport, the one golden talent which served as a silver-lining with platinum potential was Omaha, Nebraska’s Terrance Crawford. Coming into the year few knew his name. By the time it ended, few could forget it! The emergence of Terence Crawford onto the scene has been a breath of fresh air. In what was once considered a limited selection of fans, suddenly, the African American base around the world has a talent to root for that does more fighting than flaunting (money), and more taming than talking! Continue reading

Quillin sees Golovkin fight as not worth the risk

If you were hoping to see former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) face WBA 160 pound champion Gennady Golovkin in the near future, you might want to forget about it. Quillin, 31, said that Golovkin is too high of a risk without much of a reward right now because the money isn’t there.

Quillin wants to fight guys that bring him good money, and in the case of Golovkin it wouldn’t bring the kind of money that it might later on. Quillin acknowledges that Golovkin has a big name right now, but he thinks that his name doesn’t bring the big money yet. Continue reading

Peter Quillin vacates WBO middleweight title rather than face Korobov

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 4) – Middleweight star Peter Quillin announced today that he is vacating his WBO middleweight title, effective immediately, in order to pursue bigger opportunities at 160 pounds.

“I’d like to thank WBO president Paco Valcarcel and his organization for their support throughout the years,” said Quillin. “Winning the WBO world championship was a highlight in my career and something I’ll never forget, this is a difficult decision, but in order to make the fights the fans and I want against my fellow middleweights at the top of the division, I needed to relinquish the title. This is an exciting new chapter in my life, and I’m looking forward to cementing my spot as the best middleweight in the world.” Continue reading