Memorial Day Sunday Boxing Prospect Spotlight: Peter Quillin, Super Middleweight

Quick Profile

American Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (24-0, 18 KO) was a middleweight prospect until injuries cost him a year and half from September 2008 until February 2010. He now trains out of Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, and has moved up to super middleweight. The 6'1" righty was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and fought out of Brooklyn for his initial prospect stage.

Pros

At 27, he's both young enough to still have a good, long prime, and is right on the doorstep of contender status. He cemented his comeback by ripping tough veteran Jesse Brinkley to shreds in his last fight on April 29, which was a career-best win. He's got speed and power, and looks much stronger than he had in his last few fights before the injury. And he's not an overconfident fighter. He's always stayed pretty humble and low-key.

Cons

His in-fight toughness hasn't been tested yet. While he has shown real resolve coming back so strong from a long injury layoff, he still hasn't faced any adversity. For some prospects we'll talk about, they're not at a stage where that matters much. But Quillin isn't a baby out there, either in age or pro experience. Soon enough, his mettle will get tested, and it remains, for now, a question mark. He has in the past looked a little lazy in fights. That hasn't reared its ugly head in his comeback, but old habits and all that.

YouTube Links

vs William Prieto (2006-07-26) - Full Fight
vs Dennis Sharpe (2011-02-11) - Full Fight
vs Jesse Brinkley (2011-04-29)
- Full Fight

Other Super Middleweight Prospects

Just did a big feature on the super middleweight prospects, so go here.

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