Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Quillin Says It’s Jacobs’ Choice If Fight Goes Distance

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Peter Quillin didn’t predict a knockout Thursday.

If you read between the lines, though, that wasn’t all that necessary. When asked if he thinks his scheduled 12-round middleweight title fight against Daniel Jacobs will go the distance, the powerful Quillin implied it would be in Jacobs’ best interests to try to box Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“It’s his choice,” Quillin said following a news conference in Manhattan. “I fought against a guy [Hassan N’Dam] who got up every time I knocked him down [six times]. He kept getting back up and I had to keep knocking him down, even two times in the 12th. It’s his choice. I get paid for 12 rounds. Once I get out of that ring, I’m looking for my check. You know what I’m saying? So for me, if he wanna make that choice for me to get my check real fast, then let’s do it.”

The 32-year-old Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs), of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has knocked out 70 percent of his opponents. The 28-year-old Jacobs’ knockout ratio is 87 percent (30-1, 27 KOs).

Showtime will televise the Jacobs-Quillin encounter as the main event of a doubleheader scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The opening bout will match Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs), the WBA featherweight champ, against Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) in a 12-rounder.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ultravividscene on 12-06-2015

...that was a quick payday for Quillin. Guess Jacobs chose an early night then? :buttkick:

Comment by Red Skull on 12-05-2015

Quillin didn't have that same mindset against Lee.

Comment by ricodonjefe on 12-05-2015

:boxing: yeah let's get it!!!! I got quillen getting the W....Should be a great fight..

Comment by job43 on 12-05-2015

Very interesting match up, can't wait. This is for the real boxing fans out there and we don't have to pay $70.... Hope it's fireworks, I will take Quillen in a mid round stoppage

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Brian Ceballo Staying Level-Headed, Taking Things Step By Step Ellerbe: Pacquiao Has Many Options at 147 - But Not Mayweather David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders Ordered By WBO Pacquiao: If Mayweather Can't Fight at My Level - Stay Retired News: Luis Lebron, Benson, Hamza, O'Donnell, Srour, Barlow Hearn Cautions 'Now or Never' For Whyte To Accept Joshua Offer Scardina-Kekalainen Tops Matchroom Italy Card on March 8 DiBella: After Commey Beats Chaniev, We Want Lomachenko Fury: Wilder's The One Who Has To Redeem Himself, Not Me! Khan: The Offers for Crawford and Brook Were Literally The Same Frank Warren To Wait Out Warrington vs. Galahad Purse Bid Charr Wins Appeal, Reinstated As WBA Titlist; Box-Off To Follow Miles Shinkwin Back In March, Defends English Title Frank Warren: Joshua Made Massive Mistake in Snubbing Wilder Canelo-Jacobs: NSAC To Review Venue Request at 1/29 Hearing Eubank Jr. Very Pleased With Camp Ahead of Degale Clash Caleb Plant: I'm The Big Dog at 168, They've Got To Come See Me Hearn: Wilder, His Handlers Don't Have Decency To Answer Back Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan Broner: I'll Be Back; All You Motherf***ers Will Still Tune In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers Gvozdyk To Take Voluntary Before Mandatory Versus Browne Pacquiao To Have Scratched Cornea Re-Examined Monday In L.A. Andrade: I Want Golovkin Next, To Prove I'm #1 at Middleweight Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement