Could Kid Chocolate live up to his name sake?

20 Jul

Photo by Miguel Salazar

“Not all East coast fighters acclimate to sunny Southern California,” said Big Steve coming out of the PAL boxing gym for amateurs inGlendale: “Some get home sick. Others can’t handle the heat, not from the sun, but from sparring, especially if they wind up at Wildcard orMaywood, boxing clubs well-known for their gym wars.”


One pugilist who had absolutely no problems with almost three thousand miles move is an unbeaten middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin.

“ West Coast is the best coast,” said colorful Quillin (24-0,18KO’S) when I interviewed him last year at  his new adapted home, Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California: “ Twenty four hours a day I think about boxing. Even when I go to the bathroom I think about boxing.” With that philosophy Kid Chocolate is able to get through rigorous training and sparring that is expected from fighters at the legendary gym.

 With career stagnant inNew Yorkdue to managerial problems, Peter Quillin took his show on the road and came toHollywoodsigning a contract with leading boxing promoter, Golden Boy. “I am destined for stardom,” said Quillin, 28:” And this is where you get it.” Last time out, in March of this year, Quillin annihilated experienced veteran, Jesse Brinkley within three rounds.

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Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Professional Boxing


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