Tonight at 11:30pm EDT, Solo Boxeo Tecate has an unusually good main event in the super middleweight division.
From Reno, Nevada, it will be tough local favorite Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KO) taking on former prospect Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (23-0, 17 KO). It's the toughest fight of Quillin's career to date, a career which has been hampered by injuries that kept him out of the ring from September 2008 until February 2010. Quillin is three fights into his comeback now, and training out of the Wild Card in Hollywood.
Brinkley, 34, is coming off of an admirable loss in Montreal to Lucian Bute last October, when he was knocked out in the ninth on a body shot. Bute was obviously too talented for Brinkley, but the former "Contender" fighter gave his best effort, as he always does. Prior to losing to Bute, Brinkley had won nine straight fights. To date, Quillin's best wins have been against Fernando Zuniga and Dionisio Miranda, who are a bit below Brinkley's level. I really expect this to tell us a lot about Quillin's status in the sport -- at 27, he should be peaking, but you never know until fighters are truly tested, and Brinkley has the ability to provide the test.