News: Quillin-Wright on June 2nd; Pierson vs Jones on June 13

LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2012) - America's No. 1 middleweight contender, undefeated Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (26-0, 20 KOs), fully understands that an impressive victory June 2 over four-time world light middleweight champion Ronald "Winky" Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs) should get him much closer to his dream of fighting for a world title.

Quillin-Wright is the 10-round Showtime co-feature at Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

Wright has never been stopped in 57 pro bouts, fighting world-class opponents such as Felix Trinidad (WDEC12), Shane Mosley (DEC12 twice), Bernard Hopkins (LDEC12), Paul Williams (LDEC12), Fernando Vargas (LDEC12) and Jermain Taylor (D12). All of Wright's five losses have been to world champions.

"This is my first fight on Showtime and it's a great opportunity for me to showcase my talents," Quillin said. "The reason I make so many sacrifices and work so hard is to be world middleweight champion. Defeating 'Winky' will get me closer and becoming the first to knock him out is motivating. I also want revenge for 'Winky' beating one of my favorite fighters, Felix Trinidad."

At risk for Quillin is a future title shot against one of the current world champions - Felix Sturm (WBA Super), Gennady Golovkin (WBA Regular), Daniel Geale (IBF), Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (WBC) and Dmitry Pirog (WBO) - and ultimately the coveted showdown with the universally recognized 160-pound champion, Sergio Martinez.

Quillin, the IBF #6 rated middleweight, could also be in line to fight one of the other top contenders such as Mathew Macklin or Andy Lee - a fight in NYC would be huge for Manhattan resident "Kid Chocolate" vs. either Irishman - or possibly former world champion Jermain Taylor. Lee, who passed on an opportunity to fight Quillin back on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, challenges Chavez on June 9.

None of the aforementioned potential fights will happen, of course, unless Quilln gets past the ageless Wright, whose peek-a-boo defensive style has caused nightmares for many opponents.

"I go to Wild Card Gym to work and with my strength-and-conditioning coach, Brad Bose, at his Anatomi Gym," Quillin spoke about being a professional boxer on the brink of a world title fight. "That's all I do when I'm training for a fight. I don't really do too much more between fights because boxing is my job, my career. My father, Pedro, and little brother, Cedric, have been here with me in LA giving me added motivation. My time is coming!"

Quillin has a powerful team behind him: promoter Golden Boy Promotions, co-managers John Seip and Jim McDevitt, new advisor Al Haymon, and trainers Freddie Roach and Eric Brown. They can get him to the Promised Land in boxing, but all of the rest is squarely up to "Kid Chocolate," starting June 2nd with "Winky."

For more information about Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin go online to or follow him on Twitter @/Kid Chocolate.


Plus undefeated Qa’Id Muhammad; Anthony “Juice” Young; Aaron Kinch and Mike Concepcion as well as popular Nicky DeMarco; Tommy Rainone & John Lennox

NEWARK, NJ (May 7, 2012)—On Wednesday night June 13th, The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark will play host to a night of championship boxing which will feature Richard Pierson boxing Gary “Fast Hands “Jones for the WBC Fecarbox Title

The show is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.

Pierson of Paterson, New Jersey has a record of 11-2 with eight knockouts and is coming off an impressive fourth round stoppage over durable Charles Hayward on April 18th at The Robert Treat Hotel.

It was the first time that Hayward was stopped and for that matter even knocked down as a professional or amateur.

Pierson has quality victories over the likes of Anibal Acevedo, Curtis Jones, Ray Smith, Jimmy Campbell and Jamaal Davis.

Jones of Washington, D.C. is by far the most decorated and experienced foe of Pierson’s career as he brings in a mark of 22-2 with eight knockouts.

Jones, thirty-four years old turned pro in 1996 and went on to win his first sixteen bouts before being stopped by former world title challenger J.C. Candelo.

Three wins followed which includes solid victories over Giorbis Barthelemy (20-5-1) and former world title challenger Sam Garr (31-4).

Jones took eight years off before returning to the ring in 2011 and Jones has scored two wins in his comeback which includes his last bout when he scored a six round unanimous decision over Nathan Bedwell on October 1st.

An outstanding undercard is being assembled that will feature some of the best prospects and most popular fighters in the tri-state area.

In the six round co-feature, Bantamweight Qa’Id “Kid Dynamite” Muhammad will see action.

Muhammad, 7-0 with six knockouts is one of the best prospects in the lower weight divisions.

Muhammad scored an explosive third round stoppage over experienced Steven Johnson on April 18th at the Robert Treat Hotel. Muhammad’s opponent will be named shortly

Also seeing action in separate six round bouts will be Lightweight Nicky Demarco (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Staten Island, NY; Jr. Middleweight Tommy Rainone (17-4, 4 KO’s); Heavyweight John Lennox (10-1, 5 KO’s)

Appearing in four round bouts will be Welterweight Anthony Young (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City; Heavyweight Aaron Kinch (3-0-1, 1 KO) of Newark and Welterweight Mike Concepcion (1-0) of Newark.

Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are $1500 for Tables; $100 (Front Row); $75 VIP
and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased at:

Boardwalk Saloon
206 Bloomfield Ave
Newark, NJ

Article posted on 08.05.2012

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