Last Saturday night's show-stealing, world title- winning performance on Showtime Championship Boxing was only the beginning for new World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (28-0, 20 KOs).
Quillin dropped defending champion and previously undefeated Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (27-1, 17 KOs) six times en route to a spectacular 12-round triumph, receiving scores of 115-107 from all three judges.
Credit: Team Quillin
Born in Chicago and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the charismatic Cuban-American returned to Brooklyn, where he once lived for four years, and became the first American-born fighter to be world middleweight champion since Kelly Pavlik lost to Sergio Martinez in 2010.
"It was great putting on a performance like that for the fans at Barclay Center," said Quillin, who now lives in Manhattan but trains at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
"All my hard work paid off. It was a great show. People say...