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Peter Quillin: Winky Wright Fight All But Done for May 5

By Ryan Maquiñana

Unbeaten middleweight Peter Quillin confirmed that a deal is all but complete for a May 5 fight with former undisputed junior middleweight champion Ronald “Winky” Wright. BoxingScene.com first reported the possibility of Quillin-Wright on Friday .

“I’m just waiting to sign the contract on Monday, but from what my team has agreed to, it’s going down,” the 160-pound contender told BoxingScene.com Saturday evening.

The fight will take place on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s return to the ring against Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“When they brought up Winky’s name a week ago, I had to take it,” Quillin said. “Every fight is step up on the ladder of my career, and this is clearly going to be more of a challenging camp.  I’m 28 years old, and I want to be in contention for a world title shot this year.”

Quillin (26-0, 20 KOs), coming off a sixth-round stoppage of Craig McEwan in Cancun last November, faces his sternest test yet.  Although the 40-year-old Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs) has not fought in two years (a lopsided decision loss to Paul Williams), his slick southpaw style could present a different look for “Kid Chocolate.” 

“Look, Winky’s a perfect boxer, but I’m not worried about that. I’m from Michigan where you fight all kinds of styles coming up. I’ve seen it all,” said Quillin, who was visiting family in Grand Rapids. “You got to crack the shell and execute the strategy.  At this level, it’s not how well you can fight but how well you can execute the gameplan.  I can’t say how the fight will go, but I’m hoping for a win.”

Quillin has been sparring Andre Dirrell in his time away from Hollywood’s Wild Card Boxing Club, where he will return on Monday to begin camp with trainers Freddie Roach and Eric Brown.

Boxing correspondent Ryan Maquiñana is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larry x.. on 02-13-2012

Winkys legacy could have been so damn good...whoever was his agent.manager,career advisor needs to be taken out beaten and hung while beinging anally raped with a herpes infected c[COLOR="Black"]o[/COLOR]ck

Comment by Sceptic on 02-13-2012

[QUOTE=Clegg;11773930]I could be wrong but I don't think he officially retired. After the Hopkins fight I think he tried to fight Pavlik but KP's team turned it down because Wright had turned down a fight with Pavlik in the past.…

Comment by Heru on 02-12-2012

If Winky is still the Winky from the P-Williams fight (stylistic nightmare for Winky at any point in his career), he makes this a very good fight (Taylor-Wright good). Quillin is a fast, strong, economical puncher that has good power,…

Comment by boxing2106 on 02-12-2012

This fight will be boring! And this ppv will suck.but the main event il like.im going to a friends house for this one.

Comment by Ringlife on 02-12-2012

So just because Winky didn't want to fight on Fox sports or ESPN and fight tune ups we have to watch him on this horrible undercard. So far Mosley is done as a fighter and so is Winky. I hope…

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