Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Quillin: No Respect For Guerrero When We Get in The Ring

LOS ANGELES - World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (28-0, 20 KOs) puts his title belt and unbeaten record on the line April 27 in his much-anticipated first world title defense against challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KOs) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Quillin was originally schedule to defend against Guerrero on February 9, however, the entire show was postponed due to an injury suffered by headliner Danny Garcia.

Fighting once again on Showtime Championship Boxing, Quillin vs. Guerrero could steal the thunder from Garcia and his challenger, Zab Judah, as Quillin did last October in the same venue against previously undefeated WBO title-holder Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, who was floored six times and eventually lost a 12-round decision (115-107, 115-107, 115-107), as well as his WBO crown.

The powerful Quillin, who now lives in New York City (Manhattan) but trains for fights in Los Angeles, returns home to fight again in Brooklyn where he lived for several years. "I'm fortunate to have my fight shown around the world through Showtime and to be going back to fight in New York City where I built my name," Quillin said. "There's not too much else in my thought process other than working hard to defend my title belt. Everyone will see me at my best on April 27th because every camp is about getting better.

"I love to challenge myself. I look in the mirror and honestly believe nobody can beat me. I still have a lot to improve, though, and I've gotten this far fighting through a lot of BS. I take what I do very seriously and anybody can see just that by watching what I put myself through at the gym."

Cuban-American favorite Quillin has a clear advantage in quality opponents fought compared to the WBO No. 9-rated Guerrero, a southpaw from the Dominican Republic who lives in Salisbury, Maryland. Quillin has defeated world champions N'Jikam and Ronald "Winky" Wright, as well as Craig McEwan, Jesse Brinkley, Fernando Zuniga, Dionisio Miranda and Antwun Echols. Guerrero's victims include J.C. Candelo, Saul Duran, Ishe Smith, Ossie Duran and Gabriel Rosado. However, Guerrero's lone loss as a professional boxer was to a then 40-year-old with 12-losses, Grady Brewer, nearly two years ago by way of a fourth-round technical knockout for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF).

"I'm expecting to fight the best Fernando Guerrero," the 29-year-old Quillin added. "He lost to Brewer but there may have been things going on I don't know about. I respect him (Guerrero) but, once we step in the ring, things will be different and I won't have any respect for him, like anybody else I fight. I know he's coming in the best of shape - he'd better - and we're going to give fans what they want to see.

"A lot of guys are told early in their careers that they'll be world champions. All I was ever called when I was young was a juvenile delinquent or criminal. We've both overcome struggles. I'm not saying mine were tougher than his. Struggles make better fighters. He has said that I have power and speed, but I have a lot more -- I'm good looking and tough with balls. I've got the whole package. I want to win this fight as much as my last one."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ223 on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=daggum;13184814]i have no respect for your selection of opponents.[/QUOTE] [B]That and his feelings on fighting other legit opponents[/B]

Comment by daggum on 03-26-2013

i have no respect for your selection of opponents.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=Ray*;13184714]They wouldn't meet in the next 5 fights, I would put money on Quillin fighting Martinez first before fighting GGG... That's the nature of the business.[/QUOTE] Five fights doesn't sound far-fetched at all, Ray. And a fight with Martinez before…

Comment by Ray* on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13183894]I like Pete more all the time. Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to see him against GGG any time soon. It's the nature of today's sport. Golovkin is a monster, and "Chocolate" is being built up. If I had…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=DosRounds;13184593]Yeah that's true. This being built up thing annoys me. The only guys I see him worth fighting is the top guys. The promoters are just screwing the fans over[/QUOTE] I think Pete is really good and all, but Golovkin…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Amir Khan Slams Terrorists For Bombing, Twisting Muslim Faith Anselmo Moreno: A Postscript or A New Chapter Video: George Groves Very Pumped To Defeat Fedor Chudinov Video: Tony Bellew Talks Deontay Wilder, Brook-Spence, More Kevin Rivers Jr. Decisions Pucheta in Top Spot of Golden Boy Card Jeff Horn Smiles: Pacquiao Looks Terrible in Camp? That's Great! Sugar Ray: Mayweather-McGregor Will Sell, Not a Fight For Purists 50 Cent, Wilder Unite To Send Message To Mayweather, Joshua Photos: Michael Conlan, Saucedo, Mean Machine - Chicago Presser Video: Errol Spence Ready For War With Kell Brook in Sheffield Kamegai Vows To Be Aggressive, Go Toe To Toe With Miguel Cotto Video: Hearn Talks Joshua-Klitschko Rematch, Brook-Spence Gervonta Davis Joins The Athlete Roster of Under Armour Gennady Golovkin Receives Highest Honor From The IBF Kell Brook: I Can't Wait To Drop These Brownies on Errol Spence! Bob Arum Comments on Zou Shiming Promotional Dispute Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura - Ticket Information Photos: Brook, Spence, Groves, Chudinov - Open Workouts Brandon Rios vs. Aaron Herrera in Lancaster - June 11 on FS1 Spence: I'm Not Worried About Crowd; Pressure All on Kell Brook Alexander Povetkin vs Andriy Rudenko Finalized For July 1 Tyson Fury Will NOT Receive License Until UKAD Case is Resolved Errol Spence: I Have To Prove What Mayweather Says is True McGuigan Tabs Groves as Best Super Middleweight in The World Head-to-Head With HBO, PBC on FS1 Peaked at 580K Viewers Cotto vs. Kamegai Set For August 26, With Golden Boy, on HBO Julius Indongo is Ready To Fight Terence Crawford, Broner Too Spence on Boxing Brook in Sheffield: What Real Fighters Do! Arum on Crawford Plans: Indongo Fight First, Then Pacquiao Froch: Groves Must Block Out Tragedy of Last Fight To Win Title Coldwell Fears Kell Brook Will Suffer Same Fate as Roy Jones Jr. Tyrone McKenna To Return On June 17 In Belfast Logan Yoon To Return on June 3 After Picking Up Second KO Win WBC May Order Interim-Title Fight Due To Keith Thurman's Injury Robert Stieglitz Retires From Boxing, Boesel Will Now Face Murat UFC's White Admits: Mayweather Could Be McGregor's Last Fight Sugar Ray: Brook-Spence Can Show What Boxing Used To Be Like DeMarcus Corley Gets Off The Floor To Decision Vivian Harris Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country Danny Garcia Hungry To Regain Belts, Says Brook-Spence is 50-50
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement