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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
Comment by ultravividscene on 12-06-2015

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

Comment by M Bison 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

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