Fans share their thoughts, both pro and con (but mostly pro), on living legend Bernard Hopkins’ latest victory, heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder’s latest KO, Peter Quillin’s controversial stoppage of game Gabriel Rosado, and British welterweight sensation Kell Brook’s future in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado met the media at the post-fight press conference for their WBO middleweight title bout, which Quillin won by 10th-round TKO due to a cut that Rosado suffered. Rosado said “the doctor and referee ruined what could have been a great finish.”
Peter Quillin withstood a stern challenge from Gabriel Rosado, who was not allowed to continue fighting in the 10th round of their WBO middleweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City due to a bad cut. Quillin, who caused the cut with a jab in the ninth round, retained his title with a TKO.
Peter Quillin retained his WBO middleweight title with a 10th-round technical knockout of game Gabriel Rosado, who suffered a bad cut over his left eye in the ninth round of what had been a competitive fight up to that point. Referee Allen Huggins stopped the bout 40 seconds into the 10th due to the cut on the ringside doctor’s advice.
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.
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.
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.”
Undefeated WBO middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin is the favorite going into his title defense against Gabriel Rosado on Saturday, however Rosado’s reaction upon looking into Quillin’s eyes at Wednesday’s press conference was “I’m going to punish this dude.”
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.
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
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?”