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Quillin Predicts a Toe-To-Toe Battle With McEwan

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin is slated to make his HBO debut on Nov. 5 in Mexico against Craig McEwan, the co-feature to Alfredo Angulo-James Kirkland match.

It’s the kind of opportunity Quillin (25-0, 19 KOs) has been waiting for.

“This is my opportunity to showcase where I am as a fighter,” said Quillin, 28. “Right now this is the fight for me to take. This is what I’ve always been working towards, I love being a fighter. I walk around as a fighter, all the time, regardless of where I’m at – vacation – I’m a fighter.”

Quillin vs McEwan Could Open Angulo-Kirkland Card

A merry-go-round is in motion as to who unbeaten Peter Quillin (25-0, 19KOs) may be fighting next, in what would be his fourth contest this year.

As reported on BoxingScene earlier today. Sam Soliman is the frontrunner to fight ‘Kid Chocolate’ in an IBF middleweight title eliminator. However, on Monday, Craig McEwan’s trainer Billy Nelson had posted on a boxing forum that his man would be fighting Quillin on Nov 5 in Cancun, Mexico. The fight would open up the HBO televised clash between junior middleweights Alfredo Angulo and James Kirkland.

I spoke to Quillin about the Scot as a possible future opponent.

“Something was mentioned to me about the McEwan (19-1, 10KOs) fight and I would definitely take that opportunity. If we fought, there would certainly be no hard feelings because we trained together at the Wild Card gym. Besides, you don’t have any friends in this business,” Quillin said.

Peter Quillin-Sam Soliman IBF Eliminator in The Works

Rising middleweight Peter Quillin will face former two-time world title challenger Sam Soliman in the second half of a four-man tournament to determine the mandatory challenger for IBF champ Daniel Geale of Australia.

“I agreed to take the fight because it’s going to take me closer to a world title,” Quillin (25-0, 19 KOs) said. “We’re still waiting for negotiations, so there’s no date yet and nothing’s set as far as the venue, but we’ll see.”

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