loss vs Daniel Jacobs
Dec 05, 2015 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Quillin couldn't escape early trouble and was stopped in the first round.
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Peter Quillin is a former 160-pound champion who owns 32 victories in 34 career fights, with 23 of those triumphs coming by knockout. Rather than bask in his tremendous success, though, Quillin remains irked by the two that got away.
PBC Jabs closes September with some big hits as host Jordan Hardy explores the latest boxing beefs, catches up with former 160-pound world champ Peter Quillin and takes another look at Yordenis Ugas’ impressive TKO of Bryant Perrella.
On Tuesday, we delivered a pair of tough-as-nails 126-pounders throwing punches in bunches. Today, it’s two 160-pounders throwing bombs with bad intentions.
LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs 32-0-1
Dec 05, 2015 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Daniel Jacobs WINS against Peter Quillin by TKO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Michael Zerafa
Sep 12, 2015 • Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Peter Quilin WINS against Michael Zerafa by TKO in Round 5 of 12
Draw vs Andy Lee
Apr 11, 2015 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Andy Lee DRAWS with Peter Quillin by DR in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Lukas Konecny 50-4-0
Apr 19, 2014 • DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Lukas Konecny by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Gabriel Rosado 21-6-0
Oct 26, 2013 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Gabriel Rosado by TKO in Round 10 of 12
Win vs Fernando Guerrero 28-0-0
Apr 27, 2013 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Fernando Guerrero by TKO in Round 7 of 12
WIN vs Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 27-0-0
Oct 20, 2012 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam LOSES to Peter Quillin by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Ronald Wright 51-5-1
Jun 02, 2012 • Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Ronald Wright LOSES to Peter Quillin by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Craig McEwan 19-1-0
Nov 05, 2011 • Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Peter Quillin WINS against Craig McEwan by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Jason LeHoullier 21-5-1
Jul 23, 2011 • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Jason LeHoullier by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Jesse Brinkley 35-6-0
Apr 29, 2011 • Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Jesse Brinkley by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Dennis Sharpe 17-5-3
Feb 11, 2011 • Sports Center, Fairfield, California, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Dennis Sharpe by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Martin Desjardins 7-18-4
Dec 18, 2010 • Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Peter Quillin WINS against Martin Desjardins by KO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Fernando Zuniga 28-9-0
Feb 06, 2010 • Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Fernando Zuniga by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Sam Hill 17-8-1
Sep 17, 2008 • Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Sam Hill by TKO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Dionisio Miranda 18-2-2
Jun 11, 2008 • Hard Rock Times Square, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Dionisio Miranda by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Antwun Echols 31-7-4
Apr 16, 2008 • Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Antwun Echols by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Thomas Brown 12-3-1
Feb 23, 2008 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Thomas Brown by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Troy Lowry 27-7-0
Dec 13, 2007 • Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Troy Lowry by TKO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Jesse Orta 7-10-1
Sep 05, 2007 • Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Jesse Orta by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Jose Humberto Corral 10-5-0
Aug 18, 2007 • South Town Exhibition Center, Sandy, Utah, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Jose Humberto Corral by KO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Jamaal Davis 7-1-0
Jun 09, 2007 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Jamaal Davis by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Victor Paz 9-3-1
May 18, 2007 • Beacon Theatre, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Victor Paz by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Alexander Pacheco Quiroz 13-4-1
Apr 26, 2007 • Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Alexander Pacheco Quiroz by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Nathan Martin 8-6-0
Mar 10, 2007 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Nathan Martin by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Steve Walker 20-14-0
Feb 22, 2007 • Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Steve Walker by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs David Estrada 10-9-0
Nov 03, 2006 • Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against David Estrada by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Brad Austin 8-1-0
Sep 20, 2006 • Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Brad Austin by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs William Prieto 2-0-0
Jul 26, 2006 • Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against William Prieto by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Eddie O'Neal 8-12-2
Jun 10, 2006 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Eddie O'Neal by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Tomas Padron 2-3-2
Apr 20, 2006 • Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Tomas Padron by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Willie Cruz 3-5-0
Mar 16, 2006 • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Willie Cruz by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Antwuan Hedgemond 0-0-0
Aug 04, 2005 • Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Antwuan Hedgemond by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Anthony Hunter 0-0-0
Jun 09, 2005 • Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
Peter Quillin WINS against Anthony Hunter by TKO in Round 1 of 4
He wasn’t born there, but Peter Quillin is as New York as they come. The streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan, taught him to fight. The rings of New York taught him how to become a champion. Now "Kid Chocolate” stands among the elite in the 160-pound division.
Quillin’s Cuban-born father passed along his love of boxing to his son.
It was also Pedro Quillin who gave his son the nickname “Kid Chocolate,” in honor of 1930s fighter Eligio Montalvo, the first Cuban world champion.
Peter Quillin was born in Chicago, but his family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, when he was less than a year old.
After Pedro Quillin was imprisoned for money laundering, Peter’s mother struggled to help care for her four sons.
“Boxing came into my life when I was 7 years old. I used to be the kid that people picked on,” Quillin told Grantland.com in 2012. “I was short, I had dirty clothes. I always had to stand my ground.”
It was an upbringing that made him hungry and tough. It also helped turn him into a world champion.
Biting into the Big Apple
With just a few dollars to his name, Quillin decided to move to New York City when he was 18 years old to pursue a career in boxing.
He worked three jobs at one point to support himself—as a host at IHOP, in a butcher shop and at a Brooklyn athletic club—and slept on the floor of a friend’s apartment while he chased his dream.
After just 15 amateur fights, Quillin made his professional debut in June 2005, gaining a first-round technical knockout of Anthony Hunter in New York’s Grand Ballroom.
In his third match, Quillin scored a second-round TKO of Willie Cruz at Madison Square Garden in March 2006.
He quickly became a local favorite, winning his first 13 fights in New York.
Taking care of business
As the 160-pounder climbed the ranks, 14 of his first 17 wins came via knockout.
And when his opponents dropped, they dropped quickly. All 14 of those KOs came in the first or second round.
Quillin was first put to the test in April 2008, when he captured a 10-round unanimous decision over former world title contender Antwun Echols at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
He received another challenge in his next fight, against title contender Dionisio Miranda in June 2008, but withstood his opponent’s attack to win a 10-round unanimous decision.
Quillin gained a 10th-round TKO of Sam Hill in his next fight, but he didn’t compete again for 18 months as he dealt with a hand injury, followed by a hairline fracture of his eye socket and then an emergency appendectomy.
Quillin, who tosses small chocolates into the crowd after his fights, returned to action in February 2010, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Fernando Zuniga in Newark, New Jersey.
He then began working with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, and in his next fight delivered a first-round KO of Martin Desjardins in Quebec City in December 2010.
Quillin took another major step forward in April 2011, when he stepped up in weight and gained a third-round TKO of former 168-pound title contender Jesse Brinkley in Reno, Nevada.
Kid Chocolate returned to 160 pounds and gained a sixth-round TKO of fellow prospect Craig McEwan, who entered the November 2011 fight in Cancun, Mexico, with a record of 19-1.
Becoming a champion
Quillin defeated his highest-profile opponent to date in his next fight, knocking four-time world champion Ronald “Winky” Wright to the canvas once, and winning a 10-round unanimous decision in Carson, California, in June 2012.
Quillin returned to New York in October 2012 for the biggest fight of his career: a title shot against unbeaten world champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.
Competing on the first boxing card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Quillin floored N’Dam six times in the fight, and took the world title in a 12-round unanimous decision.
Afterward, Quillin sobbed in the ring and said, “I want to thank Grand Rapids, Michigan, for making me a fighter, and New York City for making me a man.”
Perfection in the ring
Quillin made his first title defense against Fernando Guerrero in Brooklyn in April 2013.
Kid Chocolate knocked down Guerrero twice in both the second and seventh rounds, and retained his championship with a seventh-round TKO.
Quillin’s second title defense ended with a 10th-round TKO of Gabriel Rosado in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in October 2013.
The champ was comfortably ahead on all three judges’ scorecards when the ringside physician stopped the bout because of a cut over Rosado’s left eye, and improved his record to 30-0.
Quillin successfully defended his title a third time in April 2014, winning a 12-round unanimous decision over European champion Lukas Konecny in Washington, D.C.
Quillin vacated his world title in September 2014 as he analyzed his future opponents in the ring.
“This is a difficult decision,” Quillin said in a statement, “but in order to make the fights the fans and I want against my fellow [160-pounders] at the top of the division, I needed to relinquish the title.”
Dueling to a draw with Andy Lee
Quillin returned to the ring for the first time in nearly a year when he took on 160-pound champion Andy Lee in Brooklyn, New York, on April 11, 2015, in a bout aired live on NBC.
Quillin knocked the Irishman down in the opening round, and floored him again in the third to gain the early advantage.
Lee rallied, though, and sent Quillin to the canvas for the first time in his career in Round 7.
The 12-round fight remained close in going the distance. One judge scored the fight 113-112 for Lee, while another had it 113-112 for Quillin. With the third judge scoring it 113-113, the bout ended in a split-decision draw.