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Nielsen brothers to fight on Kessler-Stieglitz undercard; Kell Brook has signed a sponsorship deal; Quillin Gains from Olympian Experience

Patrick and Micki Nielsen will both be in action on November 5 on the undercard of the WBO Super-Middleweight Title clash between Mikkel Kessler and defending champion Robert Stieglitz. They will take on opponents to be announced. “I look forward to fighting at a packed PARKEN Stadium again,” Patrick Nielsen said. “It is going to be a hell of a night with two more victories for the Nielsen family.”

While 18-year-old cruiserweight Micki (1-0, 1 KO) just celebrated a successful professional debut with a first-round KO in Herning, 20-year-old Patrick (11-0, 6 KOs) will already be making his second fight at PARKEN. On June 4, he stopped Joe Rea in the third round. After dominating Farouk Daku in a shut-out points victory on September 3, he proved his talent outside the ring on the dance floor, participating in TV2´s popular “Vild med dans” program. “Both in boxing and in dancing you need a lot of training to make it look easy,” Nielsen stated. “I guess I will always be more talented in the ring but all the dancing has been a lot of fun. I hope to go a long way in Vild med dans.”

Promoter Nisse Sauerland has been impressed by Nielsen´s skills. “I think Patrick has done very well – in the ring and on the dance floor. I still find it hard to compare the two sports, but there is a great quote from American humorist Jack Handey. He said that ‘boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.’ I guess there is some truth to it because on November 5, Patrick will turn from gentleman to beast and destroy his opponent in the ring.”

Tickets for the fight night on November 5 start at 350 DKK (+fee.) and can be purchased at www.billetlugen.dk.

Kell Brook signs deal

Unbeaten Welterweight star Kell Brook has signed a sponsorship deal with sports clothing giant adidas – becoming their UK boxing ambassador.

Brook’s first outing in the iconic three stripes brand will be on October 8 at Ponds Forge in his hometown of Sheffield when he fights the dangerous Pole Rafal Jackiewicz in a World title eliminator.

The Steel City hero is gunning for a World title shot after stepping up in class with an impressive points victory over teak tough Lovemore N’dou in June, and his deal with adidas is another step towards super stardom for the 25 year-old.

“I’m thrilled to join some of the biggest names in sport as an ambassador for adidas,” said Brook. “Their range is fantastic and I cannot wait to step out in Sheffield on October 8 and put on a great show in my new gear.”

“I’m delighted to have agreed this deal for Kell. He is a special talent and with the backing of adidas behind him, we can raise his profile to a whole new level on route to dominating the 147 division,” said Hearn.

“We recognize true quality and that is why we are excited to sponsor Kell,” said David Mills, managing director of Cimac, the official suppliers of adidas boxing in the UK. “We believe he will be a future World Champion and we are excited to be part of that journey”

Tickets for Kell Brook vs. Rafal Jackiewicz, plus a full championship undercard, are on sale now from Matchroom Sport price £30 unreserved, £50 ringside and £80 inner ringside – call 01277 359900.

Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin Gains from Olympian Experience

NEW YORK (September 22, 2011) – Unbeaten middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin recently gained invaluable experience during his three weeks in Colorado Sprongs training with members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.

Quillin (25-0, 19 KOs), presently rated No. 7 by the World Boxing Association (“WBA”)and No. 10 by the International Boxing Federation (“IBF”), is a bi-coastal fighter living and training in Los Angeles and Manhattan. He trains at the famed Wild Card Gym in L.A., but between training camps he often returns to the Big Apple. The multi-talented 28-year-old Quillin is back in New York City, where he’s giving training lessons at Trinity Boxing Gym in Manhattan.

Roach is serving as a consultant and strategist for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team and when Freddie asked Petey if he’d be interested in spending time there as a volunteer, Quillin quickly packed his bags and traveled to the U.S. Olympic Training Camp.

“It was an opportunity of a lifetime for me,” Quillin explained. “I met, trained and sparred with young boxers at the pinnacle of their amateur careers, preparing to represent their country. I lost three friends back in Grand Rapids (Michigan where he lived as a youngster) and chose not to go home but to train with the Olympians. I sparred regularly with Marcus Brown and Jessie Hart. They’re getting ready to compete in the World Championships to qualify to fight in The Olympics. They’ll be boxing older, more experienced guys and Freddie thought it would help them to spar with some good pros. They also wanted us there as role models for these young boxers.

“I only had 15 amateur matches and I wanted to see how I’d compete with them. They’re representing their country and that’s something money can’t buy. Fighters are fighters and this is what we do– accept challenges. Jessie has very fast hands and Brown a lot of pop. It was a great overall experience for all of us.”

Peter has also realized that he may have gotten a little carried away, through the media and social networking, regarding a potential showdown against middleweight king Sergio Martinez. “I apologize for my outlandish behavior, at times, concerning a fight against Martinez,” Quillin said. “It became a very hot topic and I said some things I shouldn’t have because I was desperately seeking a fight against him. I got caught-up in the hype. I realize now that what I really need to do is win a couple of big fights that will get me closer to a match against Martinez.”

Quillin’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, and his manager, John Seip, are currently working on a major fight for “Kid Chocolate” by the end of 2011.

For more information about Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin go online to www.TheKidChocolate.com or follow him on Twitter @/Kid Chocolate.

Article posted on 22.09.2011



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