Quillin Still Eyes Martinez-Cotto, Golovkin-Chavez Winners

By Ryan Maquiñana

Peter Quillin made the third defense of his middleweight world title belt in dominant fashion Saturday night in a near-shutout of Lucas Konecny, but the unbeaten Cuban-American is cognizant that the bigger fights are over the horizon.

After the win, Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) told Showtime’s Jim Gray that he continues to eye the fellow marquee names in the 160-pound division. When the 30-year-old was asked if he was on the level with fellow titleholders Gennady Golovkin and Sergio Martinez.

“Yes,” Quillin said. “With Al Haymon in my corner of course I do. Any one of those guys, I’m ready. I’m fit. I sparred Golovkin many rounds and he’s a good champion, but like I said, I definitely didn’t come up here for easy fights. That’s the only career-defining fight that’s out there.

“Sergio Martinez, the winner of (Miguel) Cotto, I would like you. The winner out of (Julio Cesar) Chavez (Jr.) versus Golovkin, I would like to take that fight. Like I said, we’re just trying to get better.”

However, with the “Cold War” in place, Quillin might have to settle for Daniel Jacobs (27-1, 24 KOs) first.

“If Danny Jacobs is on the menu, let’s do it,” Quillin said. “As long as Al Haymon can give me the money I deserve, let’s do it.”

In the meantime, Quillin is looking forward to his first child with his wife, Allison, who is pregnant. The couple endured a tragedy when she miscarried five months into her first pregnancy when Quillin was training for his last title defense.

“Well I have to say, being a father is something I always look forward to,” Quillin said. “My wife is definitely a special woman. I believe in her. She believes in me. She brings structure to my life and I only expect us to have the beautifulest baby God can give us.”

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for during London 2012 and writes a boxing column for  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine's Ratings Panel. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at or follow him on [email protected].

Tags: Peter Quillin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LITEOUT on 04-21-2014

Miguel cotto is an independent promo company,i wish cotto had fought quillin first,taken his belt(easy), and then fought martinez so that least martinez could have at least gotten a paper title out of junking a beat up puertorican vessel with…

Comment by lutenco on 04-21-2014

QUILLIN has to understand that he is lucky PIROG vacated his belt because the back injury,if PIROG could continue to fight he would have nener,never,never lost his belt with QUILLIN or N'JIKAM!!! Anyway GGG and SERGIO destroy QUILLIN,i'm really sure…

Comment by Hougigo on 04-20-2014

[QUOTE=kiaba360;14448392]What he should do is focus on fighting three times a year and stop looking mediocre against the guys that he's matched up against. Can someone tell me a time when they were completely impressed by one of Quillin's performances?[/QUOTE]…

Comment by sirron000 on 04-20-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14447173]Peter Quillin made the third defense of his middleweight world title belt in dominant fashion Saturday night in a near-shutout of Lucas Konecny, but the unbeaten Cuban-American is cognizant that the bigger fights are over the horizon. After the win,…

Comment by Fr3$h on 04-20-2014

It's not outside the realm of possibility that one of them fights him just to take a break before their next big fight but "still eyes" makes it sound like Quillin is some position of power or gets to choose.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Prograis Leaning Toward Ramirez Over Imam in '50-50 Fight' Don King: Imam Will Knock Out Ramirez; Give Us Pacquiao Next Luis Ortiz Coach Talks Loss, Confident Wilder is KO'd in Rematch Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo, Mikey Garcia, PEDs in Boxing, More Frank Warren Talks Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith Showdown Kal Yafai Wants The Chocolatito Showodwn, Then Sor Rungvisai Linares: Lomachenko is Fast - But He Does Not Have My Punch! Jeff Horn Warns Crawford: I'll Expose That Lack of Toughness! Roberto Arriaza Crushes Sammy Valentin With Knockout in One Kemahl Russell Drills Michi Munoz in The Second Round The Real Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Is Training MMA Antonio Orozco Wins Return, Estrada and Durate Shine in LA Chavez Sr. Gives Canelo The Edge, Picks Him To Beat Golovkin Undefeated Prospect Gets 11 Years For Being Illegal Drugs Kingpin Miguel Berchelt vs. Miguel Roman May Head To a Purse Bid Top Contender is Accused of Hiring Hitman in Murder of Lawyer Photos: Michael Dutchover, Scott Alexander Ready For Bouts Isaac Chilemba Wins Decision Over Blake Caparello Bellew Frustrated, Explains His Beef With Canelo's Positive Tests Arum on 'Improved' Verdejo: I Have To See it With My Own Eyes Photos: Gvozdyk vs. Amar, Michael Conlan - Ready For Action Photos: Verdejo, Diaz, Pedraza - Puerto Rico Triple Weigh-In Photos: Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam - Ready For Battle in New York Jorgen Hansen Passes Away at 74 Years Old Imam-Ramirez ESPN Tripleheader Weights From MSG Theater Chisora: Little Trainer Won't Help, Bellew Will Knock Haye Out! Yamaguchi Falcao Aims To Impress Against Richard Gutierrez Jose Ramirez: Nothing Amir Imam Does Worries Me Too Much Joe Joyce vs. Donnie Palmer To Be Streamed Live By Ringstar BBBoC news: Andrew Selby must travel to France for Legrand Joshua Doesn't Want Wilder In Ring Post-Parker to Hype Fight News: Oliver Flodin, Stephon Young, Bare Fist Boxing Nietes: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada, Chocolatito - I Want Them Next! Gvozdyk Unsure WBC Will Make Stevenson-Jack Winner Face Him Crawford Erupts, Tells Jeff Horn: You Know I'm F***ing You Up! Parker Warns Joshua: I Look Forward To Handing Out a Whipping!'s Television Picks of The Week - March 16 Felix Valera, Popeye Lebron return to action in the DR on 3/17 Agit Kabayel vs. Miljan Rovcanin Set Down For May 21 Haye Expects Joshua To Take Easier Fight Next - Not Wilder

Latest Active Forum Threads