Peter Quillin talks Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and his anticipated Return By Benny Henderson Jr. (Dec 29, 2009) Doghouse Boxing
Due to circumstances beyond the young pugilist’s control Peter Quillin 20-0 (15) has not graced the ring a little over a year now, but that will change February 6th when the undefeated middleweight sensation returns to the square as he takes on Ecuador’s power punching Fernando Zuniga 28-9 (20) in a scheduled ten round throw down.
“Kid Chocolate”, who has wins over the likes of Troy Lowry (2nd R. TKO) and Antwun Echols (UD), last seen action September
of 2008 when he stopped tough veteran Sam Hill in ten rounds, which secured Quillin’s twentieth consecutive victory.
Quillin’s hopes are high for 2010, as he looks to pick up where he left off. In this exclusive interview conducted by Doghouse Boxing, Quillin talks about his return as well as his future plans, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.: You will be making your return February 6th.
Peter Quillin: I don’t know a lot about that, you could probably tell me more about that.
BH: You preparing?
PQ: I prepare everyday, camp is in my household, I am not to far off of weight, for the most part I have God on my side, not only in the ring but through everyday life. I am coming to be the best, and I am sure my opponent is too. Hopefully he will bring his all because I am going to bring my all.
BH: We are in the midst of the Holidays, you have to make weight, is it hard not to indulge?
PQ: No, I eat very well, I pretty much eat like a fighter should eat.
BH: It has been a while since the fight world has seen you, you had some dealings here and there which kept you from the ring, and with the long layoff are you prepared? I guess more or less I am asking what have you been doing during this lay off?
PQ: For the most part I have been staying in the gym, as a hobby on the side I train people that helps out. I am ready to shake off the cobwebs and rust and get closer to a world title.
BH: Besides the fight world how are things going for you personally?
PQ: Everything is just fine, I have been off for one year, so to stay focused I stayed in the gym. When it is time to fight I will be 100% prepared and ready, I just want to get back in the ring and get back to where I left off.
BH: If you could send out a message to the world concerning Peter Quillin as a fighter as well as a person, what would you tell these people?
PQ: I am trying to be big, like a fight with Pacquiao vs. Mayweather, I am trying to be in that pool, I am trying to be in the big picture, the big picture is the popularity of boxing. I can use the popularity for God, and maybe bring more people closer to God because he has done a lot in my life. Everybody is a fighter everyday, regardless if you are a cab driver or an attorney, you work hard to do it, everyday life is a fight. I am trying to show people that I can be positive and trying to keep the youth positive, and maybe this one person could change the world. And bring peace to a lot of people’s life, which is my plan.
BH: Do you know anything about the guy you are fighting?
PQ: I don’t know much about him.
BH: The call him Lil’ Ali.
PQ: Oh, that is a big name, just like “Kid Chocolate” is a big name. Will research him and find out what he is about, and see what he is made of.
BH: In closing, I would like to thank you for always being a part of what I stand for, we both have the same belief’s and stand for them. In closing of this interview, anything you would like to say to the fight world, to your opponent, to anybody out there, what would you want to say?
PQ: First off I want to thank God for giving me the pedestal, I want to thank my fans and friends, who keep my uplifted. I want to thank you for keeping me in the loop with my fans. I want to thank the opponent I am fighting, for he and I to mix it up is just a blessing to do so. May the best man win, and that is all I want to say Big Dog.