WASHINGTON — Although WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin called out counterparts Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin after Saturday's unanimous decision over Lukas Konecny at the D.C. Armory on Showtime, fellow Brooklyn resident Danny Jacobs is likely to be his next opponent.
Quillin (31-0, 22 knockouts) is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and advised by the powerful Al Haymon while Martinez will defend his RING and WBC championships against Miguel Cotto on June 7. Golovkin could face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a 168-pound non-title bout on July 19.
Furthermore, Martinez and Golovkin are aligned with and fighting on Showtime's network rival, HBO, which has severed ties with Golden Boy and rarely does business with Haymon.
"I always said that I wanted to fight Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin," said Quillin, during a ringside interview with reporters in press row on Saturday night. "It's not really my fault as far as the political things that are going on. I just think that all I've gotta do is keep doing me."
Nonetheless, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has a solution for a Quillin-Golovkin matchup.
"If Golovkin wants to have a fight with Peter Quillin, then what they should do is that they should make him an offer," said Schaefer. "That would be a start. If they want to do a fight with Golovkin, let's do it."
Jacobs was ringside calling Saturday night's tripleheader, which featured IBF welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter's fourth-round technical knockout over ex-beltholder Paulie Malignaggi and IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins' unanimous decision that dethroned WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov.
"I know that Danny Jacobs would like the fight and Barclays Center would like the fight," said Schaefer, "and Peter is the kind of guy who fights anyone as long as he gets properly compensated."
Quillin is amenable to fighting Jacobs, who has scored seven consecutive knockout victories since being stopped in the fifth round by Dmitry Pirog in July 2012.
"I look at another man like whatever he do to me, I can do back to him," said Quillin. "But if it's Danny Jacobs and they want to make a fight right there in Brooklyn, well, I live right up the street from the Barclays Center. It won't take me long to get there. I'll drive my Corvette and drop the top on it when I go."
Against Konecny (50-5, 23 KOs), a man who never has been knocked out, Quillin had hoped to notch what would have be his 13th knockdown over his last five fights, if not a stoppage victory.
In succession, Quillin had floored Winky Wright once during a unanimous decision in June 2012, dropped Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam six times during a unanimous decision for the belt in October of that year, scored four knockdowns in a seventh-round knockout of Fernando Guerrero last April, and one more during a 10th-round stoppage of Gabriel Rosado in October.
Although Quillin did not score a knockdown against Konecny, he dominated by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108.
"I think that he was just very, very determined…some guys just not only come to win but they want to prove that they won't get stopped or knocked down," said Quillin, who had Konecny bleeding from the nose in the eighth and from over the right eye in the 10th.
"I had 12 knockdowns in my previous fights, so if were to get a knockdown in this fight or stopped him, you know, that would have been 13, I think. But he stopped it tonight and I got the victory and that's most important."