By Jake Donovan
Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin scored his second knockout in as many fights under the Golden Boy Promotions banner, the latest coming in a four-round thrashing of journeyman Dennis Sharpe on Friday evening at the Fairfield Sports Complex in Fairfield, California.
No knockdowns were scored, but Sharpe absorbed enough punishment to convince referee Marcos Rosales to intervene at 1:54 of the fourth round.
Having fought just one round in the past 12 months, Quillin was in no hurry as he patiently boxed early on. It was clear that the New Yorker could end the fight at any time, but seemed content in getting in some work and some rounds, with Sharpe playing the willing victim.
The matchup being what it was, the bout was never destined to last very long. Sharpe tried to make a fight of it, taking advantage of any moment in which Quillin didn’t let his hands go.
The last such occasion came midway through the fourth, when Sharpe landed a sneak right hand. Quillin wasn’t hurt by the shot, but appeared to be enough to convince him that it was time to make the highlight reel.
A body shot set up the fight-ending attack, with a right uppercut and left hook snapping back Sharpe’s head. At least three more clean power shots landed upstairs before the mismatch was mercifully halted.
Quillin advances to 23-0 (17KO) with the win, his first of 2011 and also his first on the Telefutura Solo Boxeo Tecate circuit. There figures to be plenty of televised dates in his future, as Golden Boy enjoys a nearly exclusive deal with the network.
Hopefully, future televised appearances will feature stiffer competition.
Sharpe was never going to be competitive, even without the near-four year gap between fights. The New Jersey clubfighter heads back home with his record now at 17-6-3 (5KO), having lost his sixth straight fight, having failed to register a win in nearly seven years and having not won a round since October 2004.
The up and down career of local junior welterweight Alan Sanchez took a turn in the right direction, upending previously unbeaten John Ryan Grimaldo in front of a partisan crowd.
Scores were 80-70, 79-71 and 78-72 in favor of Sanchez, who scored two knockdowns along the way in the televised co-feature.
Grimaldo appeared to be on his way to disappointing the Fairfield crowd on hand, rocking Sanchez late in the third before getting caught with a flush shot on the chin in suffering the bout’s first knockdown.
It was the beginning of the end of Grimaldo’s days as an undefeated fighter. The Colorado native would have his moments, but managed to fall just short every time the opportunity arose to swing momentum in his favor.
Sanchez sealed the deal with a second knockdown, occurring in the waning moments of the eighth and final round.
After a struggling 2010 campaign, Sanchez re-emerges as a potential prospect, improving his record to 7-2-1 (2KO).
Grimaldo falls for the first time as a pro, his record now standing at 6-1 (5KO).
Local 18-year old featherweight Manuel Avila gave the crowd a thrill with a stoppage win over Jose Garcia in the final moments of the fourth and final round of their televised swing bout.
Avila (2-0, 1KO) dominated every round but refused to go to the scorecards for the second time in as many pro fights. Garcia (0-3, 0KO) grew lackadaisical in the fourth, convinced that his teenaged foe was going to let him off the hook.
Instead, Avila discovered an opening and unloaded with a series of power shots until referee Edward Colliantes was convinced that Garcia suffered enough punishment.
The official time was 2:28 of the fourth round.
Avila, whose career is handled by renowned boxing manager Cameron Dunkin, turned pro last November and has yet to lose a round as a pro.
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter at twitter.com/JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]
Peter Quillin Stops Dennis Sharpe In Four Rounds
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