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Quillin vs McEwan Could Open Angulo-Kirkland Card

By Shaun Brown

A merry-go-round is in motion as to who unbeaten Peter Quillin (25-0, 19KOs) may be fighting next, in what would be his fourth contest this year.

As reported on BoxingScene earlier today. Sam Soliman is the frontrunner to fight ‘Kid Chocolate’ in an IBF middleweight title eliminator. However, on Monday, Craig McEwan’s trainer Billy Nelson had posted on a boxing forum that his man would be fighting Quillin on Nov 5 in Cancun, Mexico. The fight would open up the HBO televised clash between junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo and James Kirkland.

I spoke to Quillin about the Scot as a possible future opponent.

“Something was mentioned to me about the McEwan (19-1, 10KOs) fight and I would definitely take that opportunity. If we fought, there would certainly be no hard feelings because we trained together at the Wild Card gym. Besides, you don’t have any friends in this business,” Quillin said.

The unbeaten middleweight (although he can also make 168lbs) has every sympathy with the Scot’s current situation which sees him having only fought once in 2011 and seen a number of bouts fall through with high profile names.

“I read the recent article (on BoxingScene.com) regarding his situation. He’s looking for opportunities like we all are. He’s coming off a great fight with another contender (Andy Lee) and it’d be a career defining fight for me if the deal was made.”

“I rate McEwan as very dangerous. And given what’s happening to him right now he’s like a dog with his back up against the wall. But you can look it at it two ways. We all want fighters fighting the best but the other side is does it make good business sense? The money has to be found from somewhere and people have to want to pay for the fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theplayerpimp on 09-27-2011

Why every time card is held in mexico they put fights like this? It doesnt make sense. Like theydid with broner wtf was the point. Put another mexican fighter they should have periban fight some of note

Comment by ghns1133 on 09-27-2011

makeit happen once u break through to the top 20 there shouldnt be any easy fights

Comment by UglyPug on 09-27-2011

I love this fight. . . McEwan is an excellent boxer/puncher (although he doesn't have mcuh of a punch). . . He's certainly a smallish middleweight who could easily be fighting at 154, so the size is definitely against him…

Comment by Check on 09-27-2011

2 entertaining fights for about a third of the price of even the medium cards HBO puts on. Look forward to this night, kinda of wish Quilin would put the pedal to the metal though. Kid could be beating top…

Comment by chiguy91 on 09-27-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11218553]McEwen would be foolish to take this fight. After being brutally KOed in his last fight, he's need a confidence-building warm-up before facing someone Quillan.[/QUOTE] i agree, mcewan is going to lose this fight. if he's up for it, props…

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