Monday, 29 April 2013

Peter Quillin v Fernando Guerrero

WBO Middleweight Peter Quillin (29-0, 21) made the first defense of his title this past weekend as he showed off his impressive power and stopped the over-matched Fernando Guerrero (25-2, 19) who was found seriously lacking.

The bout, a mismatch at the bookies (where Quillin was prohibitively priced at around 1/12) proved to be just as much of a mismatch in the ring as Guerrero was unable to cope with his hard hitting rival.

The jab of the champion was impressive early as he steadied the challenger with it before dropping him twice in round 2 as he effectively showed that Guerrero was unable to cope with is power (something many had suggested prior to the fight).

Although Guerrero proved his heart following the early knockdowns as he brought the fight to Quillin it really was just a matter of time before the stronger and more powerful man was going to take him down again. Sadly for Guerrero that's exactly what happened in the 7th round  when Guerrero was again dropped twice before being stopped.

It now appears that Quillin will be fed weak opponents on Showtime due to his deal with Golden Boy Promotions whilst the likes of Sergio Martinez, Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr are likely to remain on HBO with none of them likely to meet this year.

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