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Winky Wright-Peter Quillin in Play For Mayweather-Cotto

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a middleweight bout, between former champion/veteran Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25KOs) and up and coming unbeaten contender Peter Quillin (26-0, 20KOs), is being discussed for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto pay-per-view undercard on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Wright would return for the first time in over two years. Back in April of 2009, Wright came back from a similar layoff to Paul Williams, and lost a twelve round unanimous decision. Back then, Wright admitted that his timing was off and fighting an opponent like Williams, who threw over 100 punches per round from awkward angles, presented a problem.

A source with knowledge of the negotiations told BoxingScene the following - "Winky could have milked the public by taking easy fights on ESPN and Telefutura, but he's an old school fighter and he wanted to show these young fighters and these young champions how a real fighter does it. He wants to show people that he didn't go anywhere. He didn't want to return against some mismatched opponent like Jermain Taylor did in December. If it's not a competitive fight, he can't get up for that fight. He wanted a young, strong, hungry opponent who is coming to fight."

WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is still pegged for the co-feature position on the pay-per-view, and former three division world champion "Sugar" Shane Molsey is still a likely possibility to test the Mexican superstar.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by B.R!ghteous on 02-12-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11773003]No, timeline went like this. 1)Peter Quillin is offered the fight 2)Offer is rejeted 3)Barker fight is signed 4)Quillin then calls out Martinez 5)Dibella says he doesn't deserve it (Assumption is that something better will be available after) Lets ignore…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 02-11-2012

[QUOTE=B.R!ghteous;11772894]He said Quillin didn't deserve Sergio and then matched him against Barker.[/QUOTE] No, timeline went like this. 1)Peter Quillin is offered the fight 2)Offer is rejeted 3)Barker fight is signed 4)Quillin then calls out Martinez 5)Dibella says he doesn't deserve…

Comment by ИATAS on 02-11-2012

[QUOTE=damit305;11772904]No my man... IT'S GONNA BE AN ALL OUT WAR CASTILLO VS CORRALES STYLE! Ok perhaps not, lol. I have faith Quillin will bring it to Wright, that being said I don't feel that he is recklessly going to attack…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 02-11-2012

May-Cotto Alvarez-Mosley Wright-Quillin DAMN! I am buying this card soon as possible

Comment by damit305 on 02-11-2012

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;11770569]what if the fight is terrible? no one will care.[/QUOTE] No my man... IT'S GONNA BE AN ALL OUT WAR CASTILLO VS CORRALES STYLE! Ok perhaps not, lol. I have faith Quillin will bring it to Wright, that being said…

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