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Peter Quillin

Nickname – Kid Chocolate
Height – 6-1
Weight Class – Middleweight
Date of Birth – June 22, 1983
Birthplace – Chicago, Illinois
Hometown – New York, New York
Professional Record – 30-0-0 (22 KOs)
 
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 two big statements in 2011 with early stoppages of Dennis Sharpe and Jesse Brinkley.