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Quillin To Open Up Alexander-Bailey Card, Against Rubio?

By Ernest Gabion

BoxingScene.com was advised that middleweight contender Peter Quillin (27-0, 20KOs) is likely to open up the Showtime broadcast on September 8th. One potential opponent mentioned in passing is Mexican veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (54-6-1, 47KOs), who got back to his winning ways on Saturday in Mexico with a seventh round stoppage of unbeaten Jorge Cota. Quillin comes off a lopsided ten round decision victory over Winky Wright, which took place on June 2.

The televised main event will feature an IBF welterweight title fight between champion Randall Bailey and once-beaten contender Devon Alexander.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 07-02-2012

Good fight, and good thing he's back in the ring quicker this time around. Wouldn't mind seeing him fight Macklin late in the year, as long as Macklin takes care of business on the Chavez-Sergio card.

Comment by La_Vibora on 07-02-2012

Nice stepping stone fight, I think after this one that a Macklin fight would be a good matchup.

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-02-2012

vs Rubio's an ok bout, as both w/their limitations but can provide a good show,but not saying much if Quillin wins as Rubio's shop-worn but comes back vs the inexperienced as he did vs this undefeated guy Saturday past... if…

Comment by Corelone on 07-02-2012

Quillin is a plodder and his speed is in his upper body or in spurts. Winkie was a test by Peter's team to see how he did against an ancient dancer and Winkie got away. Rubio can move and he…

Comment by macman on 07-01-2012

For a guy who's basically a solidly skilled but aging junior-middle, who was never particular quick & certainly not getting any quicker, Rubio has had a pretty remarkable career & is still a very solid threat. Rubio's a guy I…

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