Quillin on Wright: All Good Things Must Come To an End!
By Phil D. Jay
Undefeated middleweight contender Peter Quillin is ready to take on one of the world champions at 160lbs once he has defeated a former undisputed king and future Hall of Famer Ronald ‘ Winky’ Wright on May 26th.
The 28 year-old, who has a perfect 26-0 record with 20 stoppages, meets the one-time best light-middleweight in the world in the late spring after negotiations almost failed before the fight was eventually agreed this month.
"I've been working hard to get a good fight, so this is a sign of relief that I got the fight I wanted," Quillin told World Boxing News.
"He is a good fighter who has accomplished a lot during his long career, but all good things must come to an end.”
Quillin has been steadily taking out fringe contenders on his way to the world’s top 10 and has ended his last five bouts early on his march toward a world title tilt, but thinks Wright may be a slightly tougher proposition.
"Every fight I'm in is my toughest fight,” Quillin explained.
"I'll prepare as I usually do to make sure everything is done in the gym so I can walk off with a W."
"This is the fight can that get me a world title shot so I will be prepared for anything he brings."
Washington-born Wright, 40, has fought just once in a five-year period of inactivity and is without a win for another six months on top of that since defeating Ike Quartey in December 2006.
The fight will represent the southpaw’s final chance to get back in the mix in boxing, knowing a defeat for the four-belt world champion would almost certainly bring the curtain down on his glittering 22-year career.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net.
[QUOTE=$ j-210 $;11915653]quillin is not gonna look good at all[/QUOTE] As much as I like Quillin, this is my gut feeling. I think Winky is gonna come in, and try to embarrass the young gun. I'm still pickin Kid Chocolate…Comment by richardt on 03-21-2012
Winky is just in it for a payday, otherwise he would have fought a couple lowe-level fighters before taking on Quillin.Comment by J-Smooth on 03-21-2012
quillin is not gonna look good at allComment by JKidd2624 on 03-21-2012
Winky looked tentative, unable to pull the trigger and shot against Paul Williams 3 years ago, I don't see him finding those youngster tools even later in his career. The only question going into this fight will be whether Quillin…Comment by Tmann400 on 03-21-2012
Quillin's got talent. He should win. I love Winky, but I just don't see how he's not going to be rusty as hell not having fought in THREE years. Unless the contract says otherwise, Winky would be wise to take…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)