Brooklyn middleweight Peter Quillin closes out busy 2007 on Thursday night in NYC

NEW YORK CITY (December 11, 2007) – Undefeated Brooklyn middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin closes out a perfect year with his eighth fight of 2007 on Thursday night’s (December 13) “Holiday Hits,” against tough Minnesota import Troy “TNT” Lowry (27-7, 16 KOs) in an eight-round Special Attraction, co-promoted by Ring Promotions and Cedric Kushner’s Gotham Boxing, at The Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan..

NABA middleweight champion “Mean” Joe Greene (16-0, 12 KOs), the 2004 National Golden Gloves Tournament champion, headlines “Holiday Hits” versus veteran Patrick Thompson in the 10-round main event. Greene, fighting out of Queens, is the WBA No. 9 rated middleweight challenger.

Unbeaten Bronx prospect Jorge “The Truth” Teron (18-0-1, 11 KOs), WBC No. 20 rated lightweight and 3-time New York Golden Gloves champion, battles dangerous Mexican knockout specialist Adrian “Canon” Navarette (16-4-1, 13 KOs), former Intercontinental Mundo Hispano title-holder, in the 10-round co-feature for the vacant New York State lightweight title.

The very active Quillin (15-0, 12 KOs), rated No. 17 by the NABF, is 7-0 with five knockouts since February 22. Former WBF light middleweight title challenger Lowry has been in against Hector Camacho, Sr., Yuri Foreman, Anthony Bonsante, Santiago Samaniego and Steve Roberts.

“I’ve prepared to bring my top game,” Quillin said about his fight against Lowry. “I’m sure he’s coming to win, but I’ll have to change his plans. I give him credit for taking this fight and letting me display my talent in front of my New York City fans once again. I always love fighting here. It’s been a great place for me to start my career. I give people what they want. I’m a high-energyfighter who is an entertaining person…..I’m cool! There’s a glow around me that attracts fans like a moth to light. They want their Chocolate.

“I’m a boxer-puncher who can hurt people with either hand. My left is a tornado, my right a hurricane – just don’t get caught in the storm. 2008 is going to be a huge year for me, my manager, John Seip, promoter, Cedric Kushner, and especially my trainer, Colin Morgan. I have big plans. I want big things to happen for us in 2008. It’s going to be the Year of the Chocolate Bar.”

Newburgh (NY) heavyweight prospect Nagy Aguilera (4-0, 2 KOs), two-time New York Golden Gloves champion, faces Darryl Holley (6-5, 1 KO), of Brigantine (NJ) in a 6-round bout. Also fighting on the undercard in 4-round matches are Paterson (NJ) light welterweight Jeremy Bryan (1-0) takes on Broderick Antoine (2-3, 1 KO), of Troy (NY); Canadian bantamweight Noriko Kariya (7-2-1, 1 KO) meets Salina Jordan (2-2, 1 KOs), of Denver; Islip (NY) heavyweight Darrel Madison (7-1, 3 KOs) fights Sam Comming (4-4, 3 KOs), super featherweights Raphael Luna, of Albany, and Joe Arroyo, of the Bronx, make their pro debuts against each other.

Special VIP seats in the balcony, four seats to each table, are available for $200.00 per seat. A private bar is located in the VIP area – barstool seating is available for $100.00 -- as well as cocktail waitress service at each VIP table. Exclusive VIP balcony access looks directly down into the ring without any obstructed views. Other tickets are priced at $150.00, $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00. To purchase tickets or for more information call Ring Promotions (516.313.2304) or Gotham Boxing (212.755.1944). Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout at 7:30 PM

Article posted on 11.12.2007

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