“I believe the only person who can defeat me is me. There’s more I’m working on to accomplish what I want. I love to challenge myself. I look in the mirror and honestly believe nobody can beat me.”
Professional Record: 33-1-1 (23 KO’s)
Date of Birth: June 22, 1983
Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Place of birth: Chicago, IL
Current/Former Belts: WBO World middleweight title
A Chicago native who grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan (the hometown of Floyd Mayweather), but who now proudly calls New York City his home, middleweight Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin has garnered plenty of attention for his habit of throwing chocolate candy kisses to the crowd after his victories, but he’s also struck fear into opponents for his habit of knocking people out with frightening efficiency.
Such charisma and talent has led many to call him one of the top prospects in the fight game today, praise he hopes to live up to tonight.
A boxer since the age of seven, Quillin quickly made a name for himself locally and he added to that name by adopting the nickname ‘Kid Chocolate’ in honor of his father’s Cuban heritage. By 2002, Quillin had relocated to New York City, and after two stints in the New York Golden Gloves he decided to turn pro in 2005 at the age of 21.
That night, Quillin stopped Anthony Hunter in a single round, and the love affair between the Big Apple and the new ‘Kid Chocolate’ began. Four of Quillin’s first six bouts – all victories – ended in the first round, so in September of 2006, his team decided to step up the level of competition against 8-1 prospect Brad Austin.
But Austin only made it to round two against the fast and furious attack of Quillin.
Two fights later, a 38 second blowout of 34 fight veteran Steve Walker improved his record to 9-0, and kicked off a 2007 campaign that saw him compete like an old-school pugilist as he fought an impressive eight times. All eight fights turned into victories, and included wins over well-regarded prospects Victor Paz (TKO2) and Jamal Davis (W8), as well as 34-fight vet Troy Lowry, who had been in the ring with Hector Camacho, Yuri Foreman, and Anthony Bonsante.
In 2008, Quillin continued to garner rave notices during a nine month period that saw him add four more wins to his ledger, including a 10 round decision over former world title challenger Antwun Echols, but then the injury bug bit, and Quillin would be sidelined for nearly 17 months.
Amazingly, when he returned in February of 2010 with a near-shutout victory over seasoned contender Fernando Zuniga, it was as if he never left, and after a keep busy knockout of Martin Desjardins in December of 2010, he made four big statements in 2011 with early stoppages of Dennis Sharpe, Jesse Brinkley, Jason LeHoullier, and Craig McEwan.
In 2012, Quillin won by unanimous decision against Ronald Wright and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam. He kept bringing the heat in 2013 with two TKOs against Fernando Guerrero and Gabriel Rosado. Winning his 28th consecutive fight, Quillin won by unanimous decision versus Lukas Konecny. Then in 2014, Quillin battled Andy Lee in Brooklyn at the Barclays, which ended in a draw. His next fight against Michael Zerafa in 2015 ended in the fifth round with a knockout after throwing a nasty right cross. Quillin’s most recent match was against his old training partner and Everlast athlete, Daniel Jacobs. Jacobs ended the fight with a knockout in the first round. Both fighters’ respect for each other is very apparent.
Quillin has spent more time with family and delving into other projects like playing Roger Mayweather in “Bleed For This.”
He stepped back into the ring on 9/8/17 and won by unanimous decision against Dashon Johnson.