Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Peter Quillin: I'm motivated to turn in my best performance

NEW YORK CITY - Due to family considerations, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion of the World, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (30-0, 22 KOs), is training at home in New York City instead of Los Angeles for his April 19 world title defense, airing live on SHOWTIME, against No. 2 ranked Czech challenger Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 KOs).

Quillin vs. Konecny is part of the Golden Boy Promotions event, sponsored by Corona and AT&T, and headlined by the world light heavyweight unification fight between IBF champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and WBA title-holder Beibut Shumenov.  The live SHOWTIME telecast will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

Quillin has trained in L.A. for his last eight fights, including three world championship bouts, since he signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions in 2010.  The 30-year-old Quillin decided to stay at home in Brooklyn and train at the famed Gleason's Gym and Trinity Gym because his wife, Allison, is pregnant with their first child.

In the middle of training camp for his last fight, his 10-round stoppage of Gabriel Rosado last October, Allison suffered a miscarriage five months into her pregnancy.  Quillin was 3000 miles away in L.A., unable to comfort his wife, who was home in New York City.

"Marriage (June 15, 2013) has given me structure; I'm fighting for my family, so my kids are much better off than I was growing up," Quillin explained "Last fight, I was obligated to camp and she had to go through it all without me being there with her. I struggled with it and have worked on being more compassionate. I decided to train at home for this fight so I can be close to her.  We're living separately, though, because she understands the importance of this fight.  She's giving me space to focus on training."

Quillin's L.A.-based head trainer, Eric Brown, is working in New York City with "Kid Chocolate," as well as one of his other fighters, two-time world champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, who also lives in Brooklyn. Everything has worked out well because Mallignagi is fighting on the same Apr. 19 card, challenging IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14 KOs).  Brown is splitting duties for both camps, working with Quillin and Malignaggi at the fighter's respective gym.

Fighting at home also has other advantages for Quillin, who eats organic meals provided daily by Juice Place, and received messages and other forms of physical therapy at Sports Rehab.

"I'm very comfortable training at home," Quillin added.  "I'm with my people from Juice Press, Sports Rehab and other local places.  And I'm there for my wife.  I'm motivated to turn in my best performance April 19th."

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200 and $300, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are on sale now and are available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com , all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bigg Rigg on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14393602]Who they like more over there? Jacobs or Quillin?[/QUOTE] Jacobs! N I'm not saying he's big **** over here like that either but he gets more love than Quillin. A lot of ppl have no idea who he is.

Comment by Hougigo on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14393575]Nobody here in NYC gives a **** bout Quillin either[/QUOTE] Who they like more over there? Jacobs or Quillin?

Comment by racer59 on 04-04-2014

its obvious Haymon and Golden boy don't want to put him in with anyone that has a pulse, after the Rosado scare. If only Rosado would have KO'ed him. I have a feeling they will try to move up one…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=MaskedMurderer;14392931]Who Cares. Literally no one cares about peter. Not America, not his cubans, no one cares for this mediocre fighter.[/QUOTE] Nobody here in NYC gives a **** bout Quillin either

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 04-04-2014

Doesn't matter when you're fighting that level of opposition.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator Joshua-Klitschko Picks: Froch, Bellew, Saunders, Khan, Hatton Katie Taylor Stops Nina Meinke In Seven, Claims WBA Regional Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card Joe Cordina Blasts Out Sergej Vib At Wembley, Moves To 2-0 Zambrano: Marrero will find out he isn't as fast as he thinks he is Alvarez, Chavez Have Family Pride at Stake in Rematch Showdown Joshua Reflects on What He Learned From Sparring Klitschko Donnie Nietes Defeats Nantapech For IBF Flyweight Crown Frank Warren: Joshua Needs To Beat Wilder or Fury To Be King Joshua: No Fear of Klitschko; ‘Steppingstone Towards Greatness’ Mike Tyson Thinks Klitschko Can Win, Joshua Better Than Wilder Joshua Details Strategy to Limit Klitschko's Excessive Holding Daily Bread Mailbag: Berto, Canelo-Chavez, Klitschko-Joshua, More Duarn Vue Faces Late-Sub Miguel Angel Mendoza in Madison
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement