View Full Version : El Kid Chocolate....do you claim him or not?


RavshinRicRude
06-06-2012, 01:55 PM
Didn't look great vs Winky IMO but he could have something......Latinos...do ya'll claim him as one of us??

Peter Quillin, whose father is Cuban, grew up in Grand Rapids. He calls himself "Kid Chocolate" in honor of the highly-popular Cuban boxer. He had eight amateur fights. The tall, aggressive Quillin turned pro in New York and signed with Cedric Kushner. He had many of his fights televised, flaunting one-punch knockout power in either hand that built him a huge following despite his average opposition and lack of amateur pedigree. Quillin tosses out Hershey's chocolate kisses to the crowd after each win

RIZO24
06-06-2012, 03:01 PM
He reps the Cuban flag.. I wonder if he speaks Spanish though? The question should be to the Cubans, if they claim him as one of their own? I say if you have Latino ethnicity and you claim it, then yeah you are Latino..

Cuauhtémoc1520
06-06-2012, 04:18 PM
I honestly wasn't impressed with him. I understand that Winky isn't what he used to be but he's still a tough guy who has never been stopped.

I think in order fro Quillin to really get some attention, he needs to throw more punches, be more active.

JRM
06-06-2012, 04:25 PM
this question should be to cubans

RavshinRicRude
06-06-2012, 04:25 PM
He reps the Cuban flag.. I wonder if he speaks Spanish though? The question should be to the Cubans, if they claim him as one of their own? I say if you have Latino ethnicity and you claim it, then yeah you are Latino..

makes sense to me......

RavshinRicRude
06-06-2012, 04:26 PM
this question should be to cubans

I don't think we have any cubans..........

RavshinRicRude
06-06-2012, 04:27 PM
I honestly wasn't impressed with him. I understand that Winky isn't what he used to be but he's still a tough guy who has never been stopped.

I think in order fro Quillin to really get some attention, he needs to throw more punches, be more active.

he is a bit wild....pretty unorthodox IMO....no body is ever gonna accuse him of being "pretty" in the ring....the looping punch he floored Winky with was effective but ugly....don't know if he catches a "sharper" boxer with that one.....

-jose-
06-06-2012, 05:52 PM
He reps the Cuban flag.. I say if you have Latino ethnicity and you claim it, then yeah you are Latino..

Agree with you...

-jose-
06-06-2012, 06:00 PM
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jtcs1981
06-06-2012, 06:34 PM
I don't think we have any cubans..........

Hay como 5. Dos de ellos participan.

Si esta en el ser latino y representar, bueno por el y lo apoyo. Cada cual se debe sentir orgulloso de sus raices y si el lo esta, me alegro mucho.

piojo del norte
06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
He is a cool dude people might not notice but he is very smart. winky gave a great fight I don't know why he decided to retire, he should keep on fighting at 154.

cactusEG
06-06-2012, 07:58 PM
this question should be to cubans

I 2nd to this !



I didnt know the threw candy out at the crowd lol

RavshinRicRude
06-06-2012, 08:04 PM
He is a cool dude people might not notice but he is very smart. winky gave a great fight I don't know why he decided to retire, he should keep on fighting at 154.

nah dawgy be done!

piojo del norte
06-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Nop, he had not fought in 4 years he should have had a tune up. Winky loves his donuts I am sure he struggled with weight. He can be champ at 154 I am sure of that.

nah dawgy be done!

Underboss
06-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Nope.

Why? simply because he was born and raised here, and plus with that American name Cubans won't give him the time of day. He might have a tat of the Cuban flag and on his trunks, but Cubans won't claim him.

MalikKnucklez
06-06-2012, 08:54 PM
I'm not an authority on deciding what someone is or isn't. But I can appreciate anybody who has enough pride in themselves and their roots to represent them, especially if it is one of their main motivating factors to move forward and achieve.

as far as Quillin's talent is concerned...like mentioned before...he has a lot of raw talent, but is still very crude. He's a wild counterpuncher, which is not something we see too often...and to me, isn't exactly a good combination. An elite-level sharper, more fine-tuned boxerpuncher will pick him apart rather easily....

On the other hand, I was content with what I saw against Wright. He did exactly what he needed to do with Winky, and that was look for openings and punish him with strong effective combinations. Nobody has ever looked good against Winky, not even in victory. The fact he's a southpaw didnt help Quillin's case any, either. It was an OK fight, I hope Quillin gets his crack at some elite competition in the near future...although i'm not too sure on how he would fare.

RIZO24
06-06-2012, 09:08 PM
I'm not an authority on deciding what someone is or isn't. But I can appreciate anybody who has enough pride in themselves and their roots to represent them, especially if it is one of their main motivating factors to move forward and achieve.

as far as Quillin's talent is concerned...like mentioned before...he has a lot of raw talent, but is still very crude. He's a wild counterpuncher, which is not something we see too often...and to me, isn't exactly a good combination. An elite-level sharper, more fine-tuned boxerpuncher will pick him apart rather easily....

On the other hand, I was content with what I saw against Wright. He did exactly what he needed to do with Winky, and that was look for openings and punish him with strong effective combinations. Nobody has ever looked good against Winky, not even in victory. The fact he's a southpaw didnt help Quillin's case any, either. It was an OK fight, I hope Quillin gets his crack at some elite competition in the near future...although i'm not too sure on how he would fare.

Didnt Paul Williams dominate Winky??

MalikKnucklez
06-06-2012, 09:33 PM
Didnt Paul Williams dominate Winky??

lol as soon as I re-read my post, I knew someone was gonna mention PWill. Out of all of his losses, that was up there as one of the worst ones. Definitely.But there were times in that fight, especially in the mid rounds where he was giving Paul a particularly hard time. He began to smother him and trying to control pace. Also, when PWill fought Winky...Winky had become a more offensively minded fighter, and i think that hurt him significantly, especially against a strong, versatile puncher in Williams.

Although Winky was not a defensive shell against Quillin, he wasn't neccesarily pressuring him either. You can tell he had respect for Quillin's power, especially after he got knocked down. Quillin, a natural counterpuncher, thrives when dudes is coming straight at him. Winky is never gonna do that.

bigsmoothh
06-07-2012, 01:30 AM
I don't think we have any cubans..........




im pretty sure theres a couple, but most dont come here to the latin lounge.

chiguy91
06-07-2012, 01:37 AM
Didn't look great vs Winky IMO but he could have something......Latinos...do ya'll claim him as one of us??

Peter Quillin, whose father is Cuban, grew up in Grand Rapids. He calls himself "Kid Chocolate" in honor of the highly-popular Cuban boxer. He had eight amateur fights. The tall, aggressive Quillin turned pro in New York and signed with Cedric Kushner. He had many of his fights televised, flaunting one-punch knockout power in either hand that built him a huge following despite his average opposition and lack of amateur pedigree. Quillin tosses out Hershey's chocolate kisses to the crowd after each win

wow, really? if that is the case then i'm pretty impressed on how far he has gotten. that's crazy. does it say or does anyone know what his record is as an am? i would have to imagine an undefeated one as to be so confident to turn pro so early...

He reps the Cuban flag.. I wonder if he speaks Spanish though? The question should be to the Cubans, if they claim him as one of their own? I say if you have Latino ethnicity and you claim it, then yeah you are Latino..

yeah he does, i remember him talking to his father in spanish when elie seckbach interviewed them at his house. go on youtube and search on seckbach's page, you should be able to find one or two vids with his father and him talking in spanish.

and i agree with the "if he has spanish ethnicity and reps it, he's hispanic. he obviously is cuban cause of his father so he should be accepted amongst latinos, but imo it doesn't matter if he does or doesn't. if he has an entertaining style and continues developing with the right promoter, he'll eventually build up his own fanbase. what is his mother btw? she african american or cuban as well?

RavshinRicRude
06-07-2012, 02:58 PM
wow, really? if that is the case then i'm pretty impressed on how far he has gotten. that's crazy. does it say or does anyone know what his record is as an am? i would have to imagine an undefeated one as to be so confident to turn pro so early...



yeah he does, i remember him talking to his father in spanish when elie seckbach interviewed them at his house. go on youtube and search on seckbach's page, you should be able to find one or two vids with his father and him talking in spanish.

and i agree with the "if he has spanish ethnicity and reps it, he's hispanic. he obviously is cuban cause of his father so he should be accepted amongst latinos, but imo it doesn't matter if he does or doesn't. if he has an entertaining style and continues developing with the right promoter, he'll eventually build up his own fanbase. what is his mother btw? she african american or cuban as well?

wonder if he speaks spanish?