Before Saturday’s fight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Peter Quillin demurred when he was asked if he needed to make a statement against Australian opponent Michael Zerafa.
Fighters love to talk about “making a statement.” You can make the argument that how you win is almost as important as whether you win.
Boxing is like baseball in the sense that no matter how many runs a team is down, the game can turn in one inning. In boxing, it only takes one blinding punch to gain a fight-saving knockout. We call that “The Eraser.”
During his rise to a 160-pound world championship, Peter Quillin was as active as anyone in the division, fighting an average of four times annually from mid-2005 (when he turned pro) through 2011.