This humbling video charts the rise from extreme poverty of Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin, the current WBO Middleweight champion. Brought up in Grand Rapids, Michigan of Cuban descent, he moved to New York and turned pro. However in 2010 he relocated to LA and teamed up with four times trainer of the year Freddie Roach. His is the classic rags to riches story, and with a record of 28 fights, no losses and 20 wins by KO, he’s one of the brightest stars in boxing.
The age-old question of who wins out – experience or youth – was only half answered Saturday night on a compelling night of fights on the Four Warned quadrupleheader at the Home Depot Center.
All eight protagonists on Saturday night’s massive ‘Four Warned’ quadrupleheader made weight yesterday ahead of their respective showdowns at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
IBO cruiserweight champion and fight commentator Antonio Tarver weighed in at 198lbs while his unbeaten challenger came in a touch heavier and whole lot more ripped at 199lbs.
All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s ‘Four Warned’ bill participated in a final press conference on Thursday, just two days before the highly anticipated June 2 quadrupleheader.
Boxing pundit and current IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver came face to face with unbeaten prospect Lateef Kayode in what was a rapturous press conference on Monday to announce their June 2 showdown.
During a recent trip to Los Angeles we caught up with legendary trainer Freddie Roach at the infamous Wild Card Gym. In between working with members of the general public that use the gym, filming for his own documentary series on HBO and just running the place, the energetic coach stopped to answer a few questions…