WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin about fighting Gabriel Rosado under Bernard Hopkins on Showtime, Rosado’s disrespect, pushing himself in training, his goals and reaching out to his fans in an exclusive in-camp interview.
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Perennial underdog Gabriel Rosado says he’s looking to do more than upset the odds when he challenges WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin tomorrow night on Showtime. The popular blue-collar Philadelphian wants to make a statement by knocking out the undefeated favorite.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder weighed 172.5, two and half pounds under the division limit, at Friday’s weigh-in for his defense against Karo Murat that will take place on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Murat weighed 174 pounds. Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado, who fight in Saturday’s co-feature, also made weight for their WBO title bout.
Undefeated middleweight Peter Quillin says he would like to unify major titles by fighting RING champ Sergio Martinez and fellow beltholder Gennady Golovkin but first is a defense of his WBO belt against Gabriel Rosado on Saturday, and maybe a showdown with Daniel Jacobs in Februray.
Gabriel Rosado says Gennady Golovkin’s Grant brand gloves had less cushion across the knuckle area than the ones he wore during his seventh-round stoppage loss to Golovkin in January.
Peter Quillin on his wife’s miscarriage: “My sacrifice in this camp was being away from my wife while she was going through a tough time.”
Karo Murat says Bernard Hopkins is slowing down, but the 48-year-old light heavyweight titleholder isn’t expected to look his age when he defends his IBF belt against the 18-years-younger challenger on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.
Curtis Stevens on why he pursued Gennady Golovkin: “Golovkin is the so-called ‘Most-Feared Middleweight in the World,’ so why not? Why not go after God instead of going after the peasants in the middleweight division?”
The WBO middleweight title bout between unbeaten beltholder Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado was officially added as the co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat fight on Oct. 26 in Atlantic City, N.J. Rosado is undefeated in New Jersey.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.