Highly ranked middleweight Peter Quillin will feel like he's
boxing at home sweet home when he appears on the October 20 card at
the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn.
Although born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and training in Los
Angeles, Quillin spent several years living in Brooklyn and can't
wait to return.
"Fighting on this card is bigger to me than the actual money I
can make in the fight," he told ESPN.
"Being part of this is a blessing. I'm gonna be super-ready.
This will be a showcase for my talent. I'm an animal right now,
I've been training so hard for this.
"Brooklyn took a liking to me, and I'm always in debt to
Brooklyn because [I'm not] from there, but I have a lot of friends
who are living in Brooklyn and I spent a lot of time there and
learned a lot there.
"I'm a fighter with two hometowns: Grand Rapids, of course, but
I've lived in New York City for over 11 years; a lot of that time
was spent in Brooklyn. I took a special liking to
"When I heard this card was going to be in Brooklyn, I knew I
had to be on it. It's been awhile since I fought in Brooklyn, but
I've got fans there and this card will be part of history. Of
course, I want my name tied to that."
The fast rising 160lb fighter defeated the legendary Winky
Wright earlier this summer and will be looking for another stellar
showing when he opens the Showtime-televised event topped by Danny
Garcia and Erik Morales.
Also on the same card Paulie Malignaggi will make the first
defence of his WBA welterweight strap against Pablo Cesar Cano.