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Quintana Admits Career is at Stake in Latimore Bout

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former welterweight champion Carlos Quintana (28-3, 22KOs) realizes that his career is at stake this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he faces Deandre Latimore (23-3, 17KOs) in a junior middleweight fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto pay-per-view.

Quintana has lost two of his last five, both by knockout. At 35-years-old, he feels a loss to Latimore will knock him back to the bottom and its going to be too difficult to get back up. He hopes a big win will lead to a title shot.

"At this stage of my career, I can not afford to lose this fight. The goal is to win. I can not underestimate Latimore, I must be aware at all times, since a victory can place me close a title fight," Quintana told Carlos Gonzalez.

"Maybe I'll take three or four rounds to find the rhythm and it will be important to apply pressure. If the opportunity arises to end the fight as soon as possible, I'll take it. From what I've seen, Latimore has little resistance, so he can go (to the canvas) at any time."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jack Napier on 04-27-2012

Quintana is just a journeyman anyway exposed Julio, got whacked by Cotto tripped up Williams, then got destroyed by him in a rd got taken out by Berto's weakass JMW has a stock of good fighters right now Quintana couldn't…

Comment by ny123 on 04-26-2012

If Quintana wins and looks decent he should try and fight Williams again.

Comment by vrodz on 04-26-2012

Quintana by UD.

Comment by -PBP- on 04-26-2012

Why they pushing this Lattimore dude so hard? I'm just not impressed with him.

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