Michael Rosenthal

Quillin stops Sharpe in fourth round

Super middleweight prospect Peter Quillin became the latest to stop stepping-stone journeyman Dennis Sharpe.

Quillin, a product of Brooklyn, N.Y., scored a technical knockout at 1:54 of the fourth round of a scheduled eight-round bout Friday night in Fairfield, Calif.

Sharpe (17-6-3, 4 knockouts) has now lost six consecutive fights, all against rising young contenders.

The Bayonne, N.J., fighter was game but couldn’t cope with Quillin’s quick hands all all-around ability, which resulted in a one-sided beating. Quillin (23-0, 17 KOs) more or less landed at will, breaking Sharpe down in the process.

The Cuban-American, whose nickname is “Kid Chocolate,” bloodied Sharpe’s nose in the third round then unloaded a damaging flurry in the fourth that prompted referee Marcos Rosales to stop the fight.


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