WBO Middleweight Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin will defend his title for the 3rd time on October 26th, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. On the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat, challenging for Quillin’s title will be “King” Gabriel Rosado. In the past Quillin and Rosado have had their issues but now years later, Quillin has respect for him as a fighter and is happy about this opportunity, he stated, ”I always have to give a guy respect that can putting on those gloves” he continued “I’m glad that me and Gabe are able to grace the ring together”.
Rosado is coming into the fight with six losses. On paper when you see an undefeated fighter taking on a fighter with six losses it looks like a mismatch. Rosado strung together three knockout victories in 2012 and fought hard until his corner stopped it in the 7th against Gennady Golovkin. Add a controversial loss that was later turned into a no contest that many thought he won and you will have Rosado’s last two years in a nutshell. “I’m not looking at his losses as a way to over look him” stated Quillin. Kid Chocolate will be fighting to remain champion and undefeated but he also knows that Rosado wants to prove that he’s a better fighter than his record “if I’m not ready this guy may try and put on the best boxing clinic and he has more to prove himself then he has to prove to me.”
Leading up to one of his toughest tests as a fighter, Quillin said he has been sparring hard rounds with Terrell Gausha, Julian Williams, Wale Omotoso, and Daniel Livingston. Soon, all of Quillin’s hard work will be put to the test and he is ready prove that he is a top fighter in the sport of boxing, he stated, “I train to destroy guys so I have to prove that my training and preparation is going to pay off” he continued “certain fighters got something different then all the other fighters, and I think I’m that fighter that has something different.”
Another one of the Middleweight Champions is Gennady Golovkin who holds the WBA title. Many have wanted Quillin and Golovkin to step into the ring, but because of the Cold War we may never see it. Knowing that he and Golovkin will share the same opponent in the same year Quillin will stick to the game plan and knows this performance will be compared to Golovkin’s, he stated, “Yeah its motivation to go out there and put and beating on this guy but at the end of the day I have to stay true to myself” he continued “I’m not going out there and trying to match my performance with Gennady Golovkin.”