Peter Quillin

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Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin

Name: Peter Quillin
Alias: Kid Chocolate
Birth Name: Peter Enrique Quillan
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 185cm
Reach: 182cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Peter Quillin, the son of a Cuban father and African-American mother, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He calls himself Kid Chocolate in honor of the original Kid Chocolate, Eligio Sardinias Montalvo, who was Cuba's first world champion.

Quillin tosses out Hershey's chocolate kisses to the crowd after each win.

With just a few dollars to his name, Quillin decided to move to New York City when he was 18 years old to pursue a career in boxing.

After just 15 amateur fights, Quillin made his professional debut in June 2005, gaining a first-round technical knockout of Anthony Hunter in New York’s Grand Ballroom.

Quillin was promoted by Cedric Kushner early in his career. In 2010, he signed with Golden Boy Promotions.

On April 29, 2011, Quillin knocked out Jesse Brinkley in three rounds to win the USBO super middleweight title.

Quillin dropped Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam six times en route to a 12-round unanimous decision to win the WBO middleweight title on October 20, 2012.

He made three successful title defenses before vacating the WBO title on September 4, 2014. He was faced with a WBO-imposed deadline of 4 p.m. ET on September 4 to sign a contract for a mandatory defense against Matt Korobov on November 1. Quillin, who had already been given two extensions to the signing deadline, would have been stripped of his title had he not vacated. Quillin told that his decision to pass on the fight was "emotional" and due to "a lot of different reasons." Chief among them, Quillin said, was the birth of his son, Joaquin, on August 23, 2014. Quillin, whose wife suffered a miscarriage the previous year, said he was determined to spend time with his family and would not be ready to fight in November.

On April 11, 2015, Quillin returned to the ring against Andy Lee, who knocked out Korobov to win the vacate WBO middleweight title the previous December. It ended up being a non-title bout after Quillin failed to make weight, coming in half a pound over the 160-pound middleweight limit. After twelve rounds, the fight was declared a draw and Lee retained the title.

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Preceded by:
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
WBO Middleweight Champion
2012 Oct 20 - 2014 Sept 4
Succeeded by:
Andy Lee