Peter Quillin Speaks on his recent victory, Paul Williams, and Showtime’s Super Six Tournament By Benny Henderson Jr. (Feb 10, 2010) Doghouse Boxing
This past Saturday night from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, undefeated super middleweight rising star Peter Quillin 21-0 (15) returned to action after a seventeen month lay off, to hand down a unanimous decision loss to tough veteran Fernando Zuniga 28-10 (20).
Quillin, known as “Kid Chocolate”, has defeated all that has crossed his path since his professional debut the summer of 2005, and with this victory under his belt, the young gun aims for bigger names, and in this exclusive interview, speaks out on who he would like to face in the future, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.: You just came off a seventeen month layoff this past Saturday to unanimously defeat Fernando Zuniga, how did it feel to be back in the ring?
Peter Quillin: It felt good to shake off the rust, win and get closer to a world title shot. I felt comfortable, I felt like I was supposed to be there, and I felt ready. I am looking to be more dominant as the couple of months go by, I am looking to be more confident and get bigger and better fights.
BH: When can the fight fans expect to see you back in action?
PQ: March or April.
BH: Anybody in mind?
PQ: My team will be working on it this week, as soon as they tell me what they have planned, you will be one of the first people to know.
BH: Showtime has the Super Six Tournament going on, what are your thoughts on the tourney?
PQ: I think it is a good thing, I thin it brings the fans back to boxing, and we should do more of those things. It is good fighters fighting good fighters, and you cannot go wrong with that.
BH: Jermain Taylor dropped out of the tourney, so now my man Allan Green stepped in and he will be facing Andre Ward, your thoughts on that match-up?
PQ: I think it is a good match-up, for the most part we have to see. We have seen Green fight Miranda, and basically didn’t do to well against him, we seen Ward fight Miranda and took him to school with his boxing skills. So that would be an interesting match-up.
BH: If you had a pick over all to win the tourney, which would it be?
PQ: My favorites are Dirrell, Ward and Abraham, I say to myself, Andre Dirrell, because of his speed, that guy is a big kid, so when the show started I was picking him to win it all, but now we have to see, Abraham is a phenomenal fighter. But either way stay tuned for that.
BH: When you are ready to fight that name, and you had your choice to fight anybody, who would it be and why?
PQ: Paul Williams, he came up to middleweight and got a shot at the title right off the bat against Pavlik, but Pavlik had that injury. That is a fight that I would love to have because a lot of fighters don’t want to fight Paul Williams, for me to get over that hump that would be a perfect fight for me.
BH: Is there anything you would like to add to or say in closing of this interview?
PQ: I would like to thank the Big Dog Benny Henderson and Doghouse Boxing for covering me, and I would like to thank the world for letting me showcase my talents, I want to thank my manager John C, my trainer Colin Morgan, my corner men, my friends and fans and everybody for following me and keeping me in your prayers. I will do the best that I can do.