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No Cancun Vacation for Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin

Undefeated middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (25-0, 19 KOs) breaks his Los Angeles training camp Wednesday to depart for Cancun, not for a vacation but to fight live on HBO for the first time, Saturday night against Scottish southpaw Craig McEwan (19-1, 10 KOs) in Cancun, Mexico.

Quillin-McEwan is the co-feature on a Golden Boy Promotions card headlined by Alfredo Angulo vs. James Kirkland.

“I took off about a week after my last fight and have been training ever since, even after working with Team USA at the Olympic Team training camp in Colorado Springs, during the short time I was back in New York City,” Quillin said. “It’s been a great camp. My old buddy from Brooklyn, Sechew Powell, has been here with me in Los Angeles. We didn’t spar but, almost equally important; we talked a lot of boxing. He told me nothing else matters, to just focus on the biggest fight of my life. He’s been very supportive and it was fantastic having a friend like him around during camp. He kept me up in this atmosphere.

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin to debut on HBO

New York boxing has suffered a significant talent drain in the last couple years, with some of the best and brightest talent busting out of town for more hospitable climes. Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin is one of the talented hitters who jetted from NYC in order to give themselves the best chance at making that desired leap in their career.

He moved to LA on June 2, 2010, and while he does bounce back and forth between LA and NY–he has an apartment on both coasts–Quillin (25-0 with 19 KOs) tells NYFightBlog that he’s quite content with how the move has worked out for him. The middleweight gloves up on Nov. 5, against Craig McEwan in Mexico. It will be Quillin’s HBO debut, and if he wins, he gets real close to having his name mentioned for marquee fights, against beltholders. But if and when those marquee fights come, and Quillin performs how he believes he can perform, don’t expect him to amass his riches and then come back to NYC and hand ’em over to a Corcoran agent. Let him explain.

“I’ll be going to Florida, probably,” he says. “There, you can make enough money to buy a good place. In New York, millionaires are just regular people. You make $100Gs and you’re week to week.”

Peter Quillin: Boxing’s Kid Chocolate Eyes the Prize

Exclusive Interview by Marc Anthony

“I have a lot of wisdom from all the suffering I have been through.” – Peter Quillin

Cuban American Peter Quillin, 25-0, 19 KO’s, is in the hunt for a world title. 6’1” and power in both hands have served him well in his last four fights, all ending early. In his upcoming fight with Craig McEwan, there are some interesting wrinkles. Both of them have already sparred against each other at Wild Card Gym and McEwan is saying he is going knock Peter out, adding fuel to an already focused Quillin.

The bout is the co-feature on Golden Boy Promotions card headlined by Alfredo Angulo vs. James Kirkland Nov 5th on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

Charismatic Peter speaks with RSR about his boxing dreams and his Cuban heritage…

MA: With the mindset of fighting anyone at any time, what do you do to be ready for action?

Giving back to boxing in my own way. Meaning classes here in New York. I was just away training with team USA. Freddie Roach brought me along. That’s what is keeping me fit and ready because I am always, not only working out to keep myself fit but keeping ready for any opportunity that comes my way.

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