News: Peter Quillin; Kenny Galarza; George Rivera; More

NEW YORK (Mar. 18, 2010) – Unbeaten middleweight sensation Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin will headline a Jed Weinstein-promoted show April 15 at the famed Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. Quillin (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting out of New York City, faces an opponent soon to be announced in the 10-round main event. Last month, “Kid Chocolate” returned after an 18-month layoff to decision veteran Fernando Zuniga..

“I believe it’s important for fighters to fight regularly, especially those that are looking to establish themselves,” said Quillin’s promoter, Gotham Boxing president Ced Kushner. “I don’t think Pete’s 18-month layoff has hurt him with his fans given his popularity, particularly in the Tri-State area. However, I am going to make sure that he remains highly active so that he gets the opportunity in the near future to fight on one of the major networks, which will give the opportunity to display his skills to a national audience. We’re fortunate to be able to put him on the top of Jed’s show at the Roseland Ballroom, where ‘Kid Chocolate’ has fought a number of times (3). We plan to keep Pete busy and get him back into the ratings.”

Quillin was rated as high as No. 5 by the IBF before a series of misfortunate circumstances cost him 18-months of his career. First, he was shutdown for eight months due to a broken right hand suffered in his last fight prior to returning last month on the Tomasz Adamek-Jason Estrada show in Newark, New Jersey. After getting back into training, Peter suffered a hairline fracture of the eye socket and, when that healed and he was ready to fight again, he suffered an emergency appendectomy.

“I gave myself a B- grade for my fight against Zuniga,” Quillin offered. “I couldn’t expect much more after a 1 ˝ year layoff. I nearly swept every round on all three judges’ scorecards (100-90, 100-90, 98-92). But that’s what I do – knockout my opponent or completely dominate them. All I want to do is win big.

“I need fights like the one in New Jersey and on April 15th to get me going again. It’s always great fighting near home. Some of my fans who couldn’t make it to Newark will hopefully be at this fight. I’m looking for bigger and better things this fight and then beyond. I want to thank my promoter, Cedric, and manager, John (Seip), for keeping me busy and getting me back-to-back fights. I’m very happy that they could work a deal with promoter Jed Weinstein to feature me on the card.”

Quillin is one of the most entertaining, young (26 years old) boxers -- before, during and after his fights. Fans can’t wait for him to toss chocolate kisses candies into the crowd as he leaves the ring, which has fast become a popular tradition for the son of a Cuban father.

“There’s nothing better than to get Pete back in action after his unfortunate layoff that was unavoidable,” Seip noted. “We’ve accepted it as part of the game. Pete is still young and he had a very limited amateur career. We want to keep him sharp and fine tuned. He went from being 18 months off, right into a 10 rounder against a crafty, dangerous veteran in Zuniga, who is tough to look good against. Pete had been fighting 8-10 times a year and as soon as he was ready, we put him in with a solid veteran. Pete showed some rust but he still dominated that fight. He was in excellent shape but there’s nothing like being in a 10-round fight. This is a pivotal point in his career. We want to keep him busy until a big fight comes along so he can take advantage of that opportunity.”

Team Quillin hopes that 2010 is the “Year of Kid Chocolate.”


HOLLYWOOD, FL, March 18 – In boxing, nothing’s more exciting than a knockout. So it goes without saying that with 13 knockout wins in 13 pro fights, Puerto Rico’s Kenny Galarza is rapidly finding his way onto most fans’ ‘must see’ list.

Last Friday night at the Sosua Bay Grand Casino in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the 24-year old made it a lucky 13 in a row as he halted 34 fight veteran Miguel Casillas in just three rounds.

The victory is Galarza’s second of 2010 already, and the current NABO junior welterweight champion is soaring up the world rankings, as he is currently ranked 11th by the WBO and ready for all comers at 140-pounds.

“Kenny keeps getting better with each bout, and his speed and power are just devastating, even as we lift his level of competition,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Warriors Boxing, Galarza’s promoter. “He’s on the verge of stardom and I know he’s putting in the hard work necessary to join the likes of Trinidad, Cotto, and Calderon in the coming years.”


Two of Virginia's best, “WAR TIME” George Rivera and Scott “CUJO” Sigmon fight in title bouts against Maryland's finest, James "KEEP 'EM SLEEPIN'" Stevenson and Jessie "THE BEAST" Nicklow on Saturday March 20th at The DuBurns Arena in Baltimore, MD. This huge event entitled “WHO’S THE MAN” is being promoted by Baltimore Boxing in association with Major League Boxing.

“WAR TIME” George Rivera (11-4, 4KO’s) takes on James “KEEP ‘EM SLEEPIN” Stevenson (12-0, 10KO’s) in a ten round bout for the East Coast Junior Middleweight Championship. “This fight is about respect” says Rivera. “Stevenson is a good fighter but I know what I’m capable of and I know what I can do. I have a lot of people that support me and I’m training very hard for this fight. Come March 20th I will be prepared and I will come out victorious. I don’t plan on it going to the judges scorecards either!” Stevenson says, "I've seen Rivera, he's a good fighter. This fight will show me where I'm at in the game."

Scott “CUJO” Sigmon (8-1, 3KO’s) will take on Jessie “THE BEAST” Nicklow (19-2, 7KO’s) in a ten round bout for the East Coast Middleweight Championship. “My goal is to clean up the trash that's in boxing. Jessie Nicklow is trash and March 20th is trash day!" Added Sigmon, "I'm not going to take a step back. I'm going right at him and throwing lots of punches!" Nicklow says “I will knock him (Cujo) out within 3 rounds and he probably won't make it out the first round. He fights like an amateur!” Nicklow also said, "It's gonna be a bad night for Virginia because I'm knocking out Cujo and Petey (James Stevenson) is knocking out Rivera." You can listen to the audio interviews of Cujo, Nicklow, Rivera, and Stevenson at Gary “DIGITAL” Williams' website:

March 20th at The DuBurns Arena in Baltimore, MD is shaping up to be the card of the year in The Beltway Area! You don't want to miss it! Also featuring Manny Taylor, Todd Wilson, Nick Kisner, and Zain Shah. R.I.P. "AMERICAN DREAM" Mike Dietrich. WHO'S THE MAN? We'll find out on March 20th! For tickets and more information please visit and

April 1st No Jokes Here! Brawlroom Action All Night Long

Fight Fans in attendance on April 1st will witness some of the best local talent California has to offer, as The Battle in the Ballroom Fight Series is set to take its show to new heights. Boxing and MMA enthusiasts will not only be treated to an action packed, 8-bout card consisting of six Boxing bouts and two MMA fights, but all attendees will also enjoy a free VIP-pass to our after-party at Sutra Lounge (a $20 value) with any ticket purchase.

In our featured fight of the night, undefeated heavyweight Joe Hanks will take on his toughest opponent yet when he faces accomplished heavyweight Shannon Miller. Miller, with a career record of 16-4 (9ko), is sure to bring Hanks a "Battle in the Ballroom" as he draws on past successes and experience against some of the best heavyweights in the world. Miller recently fought top-ranked heavyweight, Derrick Rossy (25-2), to a 10-round decision before a sellout crowd in New York City's famed Madison Square Garden.

Our fifth bout at 123lbs will see 1-0 David "Thunder" Clark take on Jonathan Alcantara (3-1-1). Alcantara is coming off a Feb 10th Ballroom win against Emmanuel Castro and should be up to the challenge.

Our fourth bout of the evening will take place at 149lbs and feature 2-0 Hugo Centeno Jr. from Oxnard returning to the Ballroom after a year's absence to fight Mario Evangelista out of Los Angeles. Hugo is looking to continue his winning streak while Mario is looking for another victory under his belt.

In our opening heavyweight fight of the night, Natu Visiana 2-0 (2ko) makes his Ballroom return after breaking his hand last year while delivering a devastating KO to then-undefeated Anthony Beyoune (left). Natu returns with a vengeance as he takes on Netzahyualcoyotl Wilson of Lancaster.

The show kicks off with an exciting 168lbs bout featuring Joe Amouta of Westminister in his pro debut against Mike Guy 1-0 of Bakersfield. Amouta will be looking for his first win as Guy attempts to keep his record unblemished!

Ballroom fight fans will also have the pleasure of seeing two explosive MMA bouts. Our featured MMA bout of the night is set at 136lbs, with 5-4 Tyler Weathers taking on Anthony Figueroa out of Gilroy, CA. Our second MMA fight is set at 155lbs and has 2-0 Vince Parra set to brawl 2-0 Andy Morales as someone's "0" has got to go in this undefeated MMA battle of the night.

Less than 100 tickets remain to April 1st show
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Article posted on 18.03.2010

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