Left-Hook Lounge: Hopkins/Mayweather Legacy, Why We Won’t See Quillin/Rosado II, & Deontay Wilder’s Next Step!!!
Thomas W. (Conyers, GA): So many have buzzed about the legacy of Floyd Mayweather, but few in the sport give Hopkins the same respect. How would you compare the two legacies?
Vivek W. (ESB): Rather than comparing the legacies of these two men, I’d like to lay out the importance of why both legacies should be celebrated. In Floyd Mayweather, you have a man who managed to put together a level of dominance that remains unparalleled in nearly any sport. His bitter breakup with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum put him in an unfortunate situation where he wasn’t able to face certain fighters at the time; but there wasn’t a man outside of the Top Rank stable in his path who he didn’t face, and those he couldn’t face under Top Rank, he later faced away from Top Rank (Cotto & ODH). The only wildcard is Paul Williams, who decided to go north in weight when Mayweather took time off after facing Dela Hoya and Hatton. When you look at those he did face, you have a tally of close to 20 champions, and more than 10 bona fide Hall of Famer’s. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, The Sports Krib proudly presents a special B-Hop “The Grey” Edition of the Pugilist Korner’s Weekend Wrap!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
To kick off tonight’s two hour program, James and Joseph will discuss last night’s Showtime “Tripleheader“, which took place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Pugilist KOrner team will examine the winning performances of Bernard Hopkins, Peter Quillin, and Deontay Wilder, as well as view the future for all fighters involved in the three featured Showtime bouts. Continue reading
Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (30-0, 21 KO’s) remained undefeated and retained his WBO Middleweight title by defeating “King”Gabriel Rosado via technical knockout. The fight was stopped at 40 seconds of the tenth round by the referee on the advice of the doctor due to a deep cut on Rosado’s left eyelid.
Quillin came out of the gate as the more confident and powerful of the two, dropping Rosado in the second. But by the fourth, Rosado found rhythm and confidence of his own. Rosado pressed forward and took the momentum away for virtually the rest of the fight.
But Quillin was counter punching and keeping each round close. In the ninth, with less than a minute left, Quillin landed a snap jab that sliced open Rosado’s eyelid which began to pour blood. Continue reading
WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (29-0, 21 KO’s) sees himself winning on Saturday night in his title defense against Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KO’s) at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Quillin, 30, sees himself getting a stoppage in over #9 WBO Rosado, and it’s difficult to disagree with that belief because this fight on paper looks to be about as competitive as Quillin’s first title defense against Fernando Guerrero.
That fight was a mismatch the moment it was signed and Quillin took a lot of heat from boxing fans for not taking on a more dangerous opponent. Now we’re getting a repeat of that with Quillin taking on another less than dangerous foe in Rosado, and naturally Quillin realizes that he’s likely to win easily. Continue reading
The middleweight class is certainly one of the more lively in boxing at present.
WBC king Sergio Martinez from Argentina is a cert for the Hall of Fame whilst WBA counterpart Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan seems to be destined for a berth alongside him. IBF champion Darren Barker from Barnet invokes a bit of British interest. Continue reading
Peter Quillin defends his middleweight title for the second time against the ever improving veteran Gabriel Rosado. The fight stands out to hardcore fans as the best matchup of Showtime Triple-header this Saturday night from Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the main even Bernard Hopkins attempts to add to his legend of longevity.
The unbeaten Quillin is on a mission to prove all of his doubters wrong with a great performance. Rosado, who claims he can’t get a legit fight at 154, travels north to 160 once again for a shot to win his first title.
They say the early bird gets the worm.
That old saying holds true majority of the time when it comes to successful professional boxing careers. Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Bruce Trampler, Paulie Malignaggi, Abel Sanchez, Peter Quillin, Don Chargin, and Deontay Wilder
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “The Sports Krib” proudly presents Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler, two division world champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, expert trainer Abel Sanchez, WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, legendary matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin, and American Heavyweight hopeful Deontay Wilder on tonight’s episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
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It is an honor to feature legendary matchmaker and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Trampler to the Pugilist KOrner. After four decades in the boxing industry, Bruce has helped cultivate boxing biggest stars, including Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Miguel Cotto. The heralded matchmaker will discuss the current state of the sport, as well as its future. Bruce will also talk about the art of matchmaking and the challenging task of cultivating a prospect. Continue reading
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, October 26, in the title bout between the middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin against Gabriel “King” Rosado, to be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in a Golden Boy Promotions presentation. Continue reading
NEW YORK (October 21, 2013) – The odds are heavily in favor of Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) hitting the canvas at least once this Saturday night during his world title fight challenge against undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs), airing on Showtime Championship Boxing, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
WBO No. 11-rated Rosado going down has less to do with the quality of his chin or durability, rather a credit to Quillin’s awesome power.
Quillin’s 29 opponents have been dropped a total of 31 times, including an amazing 10 knockdowns in his last two fights, both in world championship competition, against Fernando Guerrero (4 knockdowns) and former WBO champion Nassan N’Dam N’Jikam (6 knockdowns). “Kid Chocolate” also dropped future Hall of Famer Ronald “Winky” Wright, in Quillin’s fight prior to him challenging N’Jikam, which ended in a unanimous 10-round decision that sent Wright into retirement. Continue reading
Kelly Swanson – We are on the phone today with WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “King” Gabriel Rosado. They will be facing each other in the co-main event on October 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. This is a great show. Of course, everybody knows that Bernard Hopkins is the main event against Murat, and exciting heavyweight Deontay Wilder will also be on the show. So, we’re looking forward to hearing from the fighters today. We have them both on at the same time so without further ado, I’m going to turn it over to Robert Diaz, Golden Boy Promotions Matchmaker, to make the formal introductions. Robert?
Robert Diaz – Thank you very much, Kelly. Thank you to everybody for being on the call. Before we get started, I want to make a couple of announcements.
Saturday, October 26 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey; promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. I want to thank our sponsors Corona and AT&T and, it will be from Caesars in Atlantic City. Continue reading