He keeps fighting and he keeps winning.
The problem is there is very little on the immediate horizon for middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin to look forward to.
Fresh off a 10-round unanimous-decision win over Winky Wright on June 2, Quillin (27-0, 20 KO) is still looking for that fight that will put him over the top. Quillin isn’t taking his win over Wright lightly, but he’s still hoping for that mega bout that will put among the sport’s elite fighters.
"I have 'Winky' Wright's name on my record," Quillin said. "He was a great fighter who took the fight with me hoping to get lucky. I don't believe in luck. What I learned was I need to keep working hard, stay dedicated to boxing and continue sacrificing, in order to win at this high level. It was a good experience for me.”
Unfortunately for Quillin, most of the sport’s top middleweights are locked up in bouts for the forseeable future. But that hasn’t diminished his confidence in his promotional team or his managers.
Nothing has been mentioned publicly, but there are several fighters that could land in Quillin’s lap over the next year, including Canelo Alvarez, Sergio Martinez or even Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Martinez and Chavez Jr. are set to fight each other on September 15, so it could be a while before Quillin would get a shot at either of the two. Quillin’s management team was in discussions to fight Andy Lee, but that fell through. Nothing is etched in stone saying that fight can’t be revisited.
Even Kelly Pavlik, who takes on Will Rosinsky on July 7, could be an option. But that potential bout might require Quillin to move up to super middleweight.
In the meantime, Quillin has remained patient and said he has complete trust in his management team of John Seip and Jim McDevitt
“All I have to do is train to fight. They'll tell me who I'm fighting next and I'll be ready,” Quillin continued. “I'm blessed not to be stressed. I want to stay busy.”