Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Quillin headlines Feb. 11 Solo Boxeo Tecate
Middleweight standout Peter Quillin, once one of New York City's most popular prospects, hopes to develop a following in California beginning with a Solo Boxeo main event on Feb. 11 in Farifield, Calif.
Undefeated middleweight standout Peter Quillin makes his first ring appearance since signing with Golden Boy Promotions when he headlines a Solo Boxeo Tecate card on Feb. 11 at the Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif.
Quillin (22-0, 16 knockouts) missed all of 2009 due to injuries but he fought twice last year and is looking for a strong start to 2011 against Dennis Sharpe (17-5-3, 5 KOs), a rugged New Jersey-based journeyman who has gone the distance with Ronald Hearns, James McGirt Jr. and Andy Lee in his last three bouts. Quillin-Sharpe is scheduled for eight rounds in the super middleweight division.
Quillin, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., adopted the nickname "Kid Chocolate" in tribute to the great Eligio Sardinias as well as his Cuban father and heritage. The 27-year-old boxer-puncher turned pro in New York City where he developed into a local attraction. Quillin, who recently relocated to Southern California, signed with Golden Boy Promotions late last year.
In the Telefutura-televised co-feature, popular 19-year-old prospect Alan Sanchez (6-2-1, 2 KOs), of Fairfield, Calif., takes on undefeated power puncher John Grimaldo (6-0, 5 KOs), of Denver, Colorado, in an eight-round welterweight bout.
Exciting junior welterweight prospect Fidel Maldonado Jr. (7-0, 6 KOs), of Albuquerque, N.M., and smooth-boxing Manuel Avila (1-0), of Fairfield, Calif., are also on the Golden Boy and Don Chargin Productions co-promoted card.