Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Peter Quillin Fires Back at Smith, Eyes Vera-Lee Winner

By Ryan Maquiñana

Unbeaten middleweight Peter Quillin took special exception to comments lobbied at him by fellow 160-pounder Ishe Smith, who has been calling out “Kid Chocolate” recently.

“Ishe Smith is talking way too much for someone whose career hasn’t gone anywhere,” Quillin said.  “If the money was right, sure, I’d fight him.  But he’s not even ranked, so what would a fight with him do for my career?  He’s last in line on my list of priorities.”

This past week was marked by a war of words between the two fighters, both on Twitter and then on Leave-It-in-the-Ring online radio.

“Look, he was on ‘The Contender’ show, and he didn’t even win it,” Quillin continued.  “Sergio Mora won a world title after that and Jesse Brinkley got a world title shot, but what has he done?  Nothing.”

The 28-year-old Quillin (25-0, 19 KOs) moved up in poundage to defeat Brinkley in April before returning to middleweight last month when he pounded out a fifth-round TKO of Jason LeHoullier.

“Everyone was giving me sh*t for fighting [Jason] LeHoullier, but who was supposed to be my opponent originally?” Quillin asked aloud.  “Tarvis Simms pulled out.  I’m telling you, I still have a lot to accomplish, but I want to fight the best.  I’ve said I wanted Martinez.  If I have to go to Australia to fight [IBF champ Daniel] Geale or Europe to fight [WBA champ Felix] Sturm, then so be it.”

While Quillin might have to wait his turn before getting a title shot, one realistic fight on the horizon from his standpoint is the winner of Bryan Vera vs. Andy Lee, which takes place on Oct. 1 in Atlantic City.

“Give me the winner of that fight,” he said.  “I hope Golden Boy can make that one happen.  I would fight Vera or Lee today.  That’s one that can definitely get my name out there.  I’m ready to prove myself.  I’ve been ready.”

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.  He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by B.R!ghteous on 08-29-2011

[QUOTE=rey guey;11042576]Who has Peter Quillin fought? he wants to put Ishe Smith on blast but Smith has a better resume then Quillin does. yeah Quillin fights bums at super middleweight and then expects to get a title shot at 160?…

Comment by UglyPug on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=rey guey;11042576]Who has Peter Quillin fought? he wants to put Ishe Smith on blast but Smith has a better resume then Quillin does. yeah Quillin fights bums at super middleweight and then expects to get a title shot at 160?…

Comment by rey guey on 08-26-2011

Who has Peter Quillin fought? he wants to put Ishe Smith on blast but Smith has a better resume then Quillin does. yeah Quillin fights bums at super middleweight and then expects to get a title shot at 160? why…

Comment by UglyPug on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;11042446]:rofl::rofl::rofl:[/QUOTE] have your laughs now my good man. . . have them now. . . but when quillin gets laid out cold by a lead right hook, i shall be enjoying the laughs

Comment by ИATAS on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11042433]this is EXCELLENT NEWS! Andy Lee beats his ass. . . Lee is too sharp from the outside - he's basically unbeatable from the outside. it's only when guys start kicking and beating on the front door is when he…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu Lebedev's Manager Explains Why NO WBA Title Shot For Gassiev Tevin Farmer Dominates Dardan Zenunaj in Showcase LIVE Top Rank Results From Fresno, California Conor McGregor on Malignaggi: Who The F*** is That Guy? Wilder Cleared To Train; Says He'll Fight "In February Or March" Ceferino Rodriguez Beats Mousaoui For EBU Belt, Malignaggi Next? Commey: I Clearly Won, Look at How Banged Up Shafikov Is! HBO, Showtime To Televise Shows Simultaneously on January 28 Tevin Farmer Thrilled With Getting Fourth Fight In 2016 Marquez: Andre Ward Adjusted, Fought Well - Kovalev Also Faded Joseph Adorno Pumped After Signing Deal With Top Rank Photos: Jorge Paez, Johnny Navarrete Ready For Los Mochis Scrap Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Ring Return Charles Conwell, 2016 United States Olympian, Turns Pro Roach: Gassiev is Dangerous Early - We'll Take Him Deep, Stop Him David Rodriguez Autobiography Generating Positive Press Deontay Wilder: Joshua vs. Molina Winner Will Eventually See Me Denis Shafikov Edges Richard Commey In Title Eliminator Tevin Farmer: I Can Compete With Anyone at 130, Beat Them Too Amanda Serrano-Yazmin Rivas Top SHO Extreme Bill on Jan. 14 Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez "Will Beat Conor McGregor's Ass" Photos: Saunders, With Tyson Fury By His Side, Ready For Akavov Photos: Denis Lebedev, Murat Gassiev Ready For Moscow War Allen: Luis Ortiz is an Old Man, I'm Smack Him Bang on The Chin Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Set For January 28, HBO Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Samuel Peter Ready For Battle Jose Ramirez: It's Time To Show I'm A Next-Level Type of Fighter Team Joe Smith: Many Doors Open With Win Over Bernard Hopkins BBBofC Hopes For Nick Blackwell Talks Second Day Weights: Farmer 137.7, Zenunaj 137.4 Jessie Vargas Tabs Danny Garcia To Beat Keith Thurman Jackson: If Kovalev Is In Better Shape, He'll KO Ward In Rematch Commey, Shafikov Set For Lightweight Crossroads Bout Lebedev, Gassiev Make Weight - But Title Stakes Lighter Frank Warren Angered Over Nick Blackwell Sparring Injuries Espinoza Looking to Map Out Francisco 'Chia' Santana's Future Ryan Martin Added To 12/16 Indio Bill, Golovkin Card Next? Josh Warrington, Matchroom Boxing Go Their Separate Ways Junior Castillo Crushes Washington With One-Punch KO
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement