(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) Two months from now in the “Battle of Brooklyn”, WBA “regular” Middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) and former WBO middleweight belt holder Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) will be squaring off in a 12 round fight on Showtime for Jacob’s WBA title.
The two fighters med earlier today on Wednesday to discuss their clash on 12/5, and Quillin, 32, made it known that he’s going to be forgetting all about the niceties when he gets the younger 28-year-old Jacobs inside the ring in Brooklyn, Quillin, 32, was to KO Jacobs as fast as he can, and he plans on going for his chin, which he feels is prominent.
“I expect Danny to bring his great chin to this fight. I didn’t notice it before but his chin looks very huge, so that’s what we’re looking at now,” Quillin said.
Quillin is considered to be the favorite even though he’s just the challenger in this fight. Jacobs has looked shaky in his two of his last three fights against Jarrod Fletcher and Sergio Mora. Neither of those fighters are punchers, yet they were able to get Jacobs’ attention with their punches. Quillin is a big puncher and he’s got good hand speed. If he can fight like he did in his last fight against the over-matched Michael Zerafa, then I see this fight ending quickly.
I’m coming to throw bombs. It’s not about the bills. It’s about the character of the person I’m fighting. This is the type of fight that is going to bring the best out of Peter Quillin,” Quillin said.
Jacobs has the kind of punching power and talent to give Quillin nightmares if he’s able to stay on his feet and not cave in like he did in his loss to Dmitry Pirog five years ago. Interestingly enough, that was the last tough opponent that Jacobs has faced during his career. That’s why it’s really hard to know how he’s going to do against an experienced fighter like Quillin. This is a big step up for Jacobs and he might not be ready for it.