By Shaun Brown
A merry-go-round is in motion as to who unbeaten Peter Quillin (25-0, 19KOs) may be fighting next, in what would be his fourth contest this year.
As reported on BoxingScene earlier today. Sam Soliman is the frontrunner to fight ‘Kid Chocolate’ in an IBF middleweight title eliminator. However, on Monday, Craig McEwan’s trainer Billy Nelson had posted on a boxing forum that his man would be fighting Quillin on Nov 5 in Cancun, Mexico. The fight would open up the HBO televised clash between junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo and James Kirkland.
I spoke to Quillin about the Scot as a possible future opponent.
“Something was mentioned to me about the McEwan (19-1, 10KOs) fight and I would definitely take that opportunity. If we fought, there would certainly be no hard feelings because we trained together at the Wild Card gym. Besides, you don’t have any friends in this business,” Quillin said.
The unbeaten middleweight (although he can also make 168lbs) has every sympathy with the Scot’s current situation which sees him having only fought once in 2011 and seen a number of bouts fall through with high profile names.
“I read the recent article (on BoxingScene.com) regarding his situation. He’s looking for opportunities like we all are. He’s coming off a great fight with another contender (Andy Lee) and it’d be a career defining fight for me if the deal was made.”
“I rate McEwan as very dangerous. And given what’s happening to him right now he’s like a dog with his back up against the wall. But you can look it at it two ways. We all want fighters fighting the best but the other side is does it make good business sense? The money has to be found from somewhere and people have to want to pay for the fight.”