Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Peter Quillin Vacates WBO Title, Roc Nation Comments

LOS ANGELES - Middleweight star Peter Quillin announced today that he is vacating his WBO middleweight title, effective immediately, in order to pursue bigger opportunities at 160 pounds.

"I'd like to thank WBO president Paco Valcarcel and his organization for their support throughout the years," said Quillin. "Winning the WBO world championship was a highlight in my career and something I'll never forget, this is a difficult decision, but in order to make the fights the fans and I want against my fellow middleweights at the top of the division, I needed to relinquish the title. This is an exciting new chapter in my life, and I'm looking forward to cementing my spot as the best middleweight in the world."

Brooklyn, New York's Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) won the WBO middleweight title on October 20, 2012 with a 12-round decision victory over Hassan N'Dam. The 31-year-old went on to successfully defend his title three times with victories over Fernando Guerrero, Gabriel Rosado, and Lukas Konecny, establishing himself as an elite middleweight champion. Now, Quillin will seek even bigger challenges in the near future.

Roc Nation, a new promotional player, laid down $1.9 million dollars to secure the promotional rights to Quillin vs. mandatory challenger Matt Korobov. There were rumors for weeks that Quilling was being steered to a title showdown with WBA 'regular' champion Danny Jacobs. Bother Quillin and Jacobs are managed by Al Haymon.

In a statement provide to BoxingScene.com, Roc Nation reacted to the news.

“Roc Nation Sports wishes Peter Quillin good luck.  I'm sure he has a bigger pay day to have given up his title and 1.4 Million. We will move on to the next fight to promote” – Michael R. Yormark, Roc Nation, President & Chief of Branding and Strategy.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BufordTannen on 09-06-2014

[QUOTE=US Dirk Killer;14917117]What constitutes him being better than Korobov? Beating Ishe Smith? We setting the bar there?[/QUOTE] Nice to see you took me off your ignore list lol. And Jacobs is better IMO. And it's a bigger fight. People are…

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 09-06-2014

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;14917035]So he vacated a belt to fight a better fighter than his mando. Yet people are mad? It's not like the purse bid was for ggg lol. This is retarded people just mad for nothig[/QUOTE] What constitutes him being better…

Comment by BufordTannen on 09-06-2014

[QUOTE=Scott9945;14915489][I][B][FONT=Arial]Because he clearly ducked the Korobov fight that would have been triple his biggest payday so far. What could make it more obvious to you?[/FONT][/B][/I][/QUOTE] So he vacated a belt to fight a better fighter than his mando. Yet people…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 09-06-2014

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;14916936]Love how Quillin says he wants to pursue the fights the fans want after he comes off fighting Konecny. I remember Macklin and Mora begging for the fight and instead he picked the semi-retired JMW. I'm fairly confident Quillin will…

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 09-05-2014

lol. what's the problem? as soon as ggg beats rubio, he's got another title to grab.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (194)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Logan Paul Says Boxers Want To "Beat The Sh*t" Out Him Wilder-Fury II Approved By WBC, Pascal-Jack Sanctioned, More Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia Tabbed as Mandatory By WBC Gary Russell vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar Ordered By WBC Lomachenko Named WBC "Franchise" Champ, Haney Upgraded To Full Povetkin-Hunter, Quigg-Carroll Added To Ruiz-Joshua Card Weights From Indio: Elwin Soto 107.6, Edward Heno 108 Derek Chisora Brings Close Friend To Open Workout David Price in Top Form For Chisora Showdown Regis Prograis Showing Off His Moves For UK Crowd Josh Taylor Putting in Work For Regis Prograis Shakur Stevenson-Joet Gonzalez: Officials Selected By NSAC Chisora To Have Steve Broughton in Corner For Price Fight Prograis Remains Betting Favorite Despite Late Money On Taylor Canelo-Kovalev: Judges, Referee Approved By Nevada Commission Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Matt Korobov Finalized For Charlo-Hogan Sergey Kovalev Putting in Work For Canelo Showdown Jesse Hart vs. Joe Smith Jr. In Play, Jan. 11 In Atlantic City Besputin vs. Butaev - Monte Carlo Card Finalized, November 30 Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev - Movie Theater Information Abdukakhorov: Look Forward To Welcoming Spence Back To Ring Jermall Charlo To Dennis Hogan: I'm No Jaime Munguia! Team Haney: Seems Like The People Are Brainwashed By Bob Arum David Price: Dereck Chisora Fight Is My Time, Stars Will Align Moruti Mthalane: Yaegashi Is Going To Bring It Stephen Fulton Eager To Face Daniel Roman: I'd Knock Him Out! Memo Heredia Breaks Down Canelo vs. Kovalev Abel Sanchez: Canelo Can KO Kovalev Between Rounds 7 To 10 Yves Ngabu Very Confident of Shocking Lawrence Okolie Xander Zayas, Youngest To Ink With Top Rank, Talks Pro Debut Lomachenko Has No Issue With Facing Davis, Haney or Lopez White Could See Himself Working With Hearn in The Future WBC On Their Own In Battle With 'Pros Going To 2020 Olympics' Rosado: They Should've Given Me Jacobs Fight From The Rip Miguel Berchelt Ripped and Ready For Jason Sosa Clash Prograis: Taylor Is 'Crazy' If He Thinks I’m Scared Of Him Pulev, Ramirez, Imam, Flores Return on Herring-Roach Undercard Figueroa-Ceja, Nery-Rodriguez Officially Added To Wilder-Ortiz PPV Granados Pumped To Be Back at 140, Confident of Beating Easter Jacobs-Chavez Moving To 12/20, MGM Grand In Las Vegas
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement