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Video: Quillin Talks Mayweather, Cuban Roots, Jacobs

BROOKLYN – Before they enter the ring at Barclays Center, fighters competing on Saturday’s card headlined by the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) showdown between Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin held a media workout Wednesday at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.

In attendance at the workout were both main event fighters, co-main event participants Jesus Cuellar and Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo along with Chris Algieri, Erick Bone and “Sir” Marcus Browne, who will have their fights aired on SHO EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT).

Competing in separate undercard fights and also in attendance at Gleason’s Wednesday were Heather “The Heat” Hardy, Yuri Foreman, Will Rosinsky and Joe Smith Jr.

Tickets for the live event start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com , www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by Corona. The Algieri vs. Bone and Rosinksy vs. Smith Jr. fights are promoted in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.

Barclays Center's BROOKLYN BOXING™ programming platform is presented by AARP. For more information visit www.SHO.com/Sports follow on Twitter @SHOSports, @DanielJacobsTKO, @KidChocolate, @ChrisAlgieri, @LouDiBella, @StarBoxing, @BarclaysCenter and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/SHOSports, www.Facebook.com/DiBellaEntertainment and www.Facebook.com/barclayscenter .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 12-03-2015

[QUOTE=-Kev-;16291802]That makes more sense, if he was like a celeb at 18 already, then I would understand. But still they ar so close in age, just 5-6 years. It's hard to believe.[/QUOTE] Floyd turned 20 in February 1997, already a…

Comment by -Kev- on 12-03-2015

[QUOTE=youslippin;16291725]Floyd was a big thing in Grand Rapids at that time, going back to his golden gloves days. Everyone knew who he was... In Grand Rapids. Is it really that hard for you to imagine that a 14 year old…

Comment by youslippin on 12-03-2015

[QUOTE=-Kev-;16291651]I know when Floyd went pro. You are in a boxing forum, not the local barber shop. People here generally know mostly everything about the top fighters. What did Quillin mean when he said he wants to be like that…

Comment by -Kev- on 12-03-2015

[QUOTE=youslippin;16291606]Floyd went pro in 96 genius, and there's the olympics too. He was big in Grand Rapids. Why are people so quick to be negative on here[/QUOTE] I know when Floyd went pro. You are in a boxing forum, not…

Comment by youslippin on 12-03-2015

[QUOTE=-Kev-;16291587]He said it all started when Floyd visited his school. The reporter asked him how old was he when that happened, and he said 14 years old. At 14 years old it was 1997, Floyd was 18 years old. Quillin…

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