Peter Quillin, also known as “Kid Chocolate,” won his first world title on Oct. 20 when he beat Hassan N’Dam of France by a unanimous 12-round decision at Brooklyn New York’s Barclays Center.
It was quite an eventful fight with the new WBO Middleweight Champion dropping the old champion six times to the canvas along the way. The unbeaten Quillin won by a score of 115-107 on all three of the judge’s scorecards.
Quillin had Brooklyn crowd firmly behind him as it was a homecoming of sorts for the 27 year old. He spent his early years in Grand Rapids, Michigan and then moved to Brooklyn for a few years before heading a few miles over to Manhattan.
He decked N’Dam twice in the fourth round and it appeared that he might be close to putting him away. He was hurting the ex-champ with most of his shots, but N’Dam survived. He actually hit the deck four times in the round, but two of them were ruled as slips by referee Eddie Claudio.
Quillin sent his opponent to the canvas...