Quillin wants Sergio Martinez
By Chris Williams: If Sergio Martinez is interested in getting his feet wet in the super middleweight division he needs to look no further than to consider facing unbeaten super middleweight fringe contender Peter Quillin (25-0, 19 KO’s), who has been calling Martinez in recent weeks.
Quillin, 28, is trained by Freddie Roach and is badly flawed in terms of boxing skills. Quillin is basically a right hand puncher with little else going for him. He doesn’t throw combinations, has no jab, no left hand and can’t fight on the inside. He’s like a super middleweight division’s version of David Haye, only not as fast. This would be a good win for Martinez and an easy way to pick up a quick win at super middleweight to maybe go after one of the slower guys like WBC champion Carl Froch or WBO title holder Robert Stieglitz.
Quillin recently beat an over-matched Jason LeHouillier by a 5th round TKO last weekend and looked as fatally flawed as he’s been looking. Supposedly, Roach has been working on Quillin’s game and improving him, but he looked just as ordinary as he’s been looking. Still can’t throw a left hand with any kind of power and still using mostly his right hand and not throwing combinations. No improvement as far as I can tell.
Martinez needs to take on this guy, wipe him out and then go after one of the weaker super middleweight champs. Forget about calling out Manny Pacquiao, because he isn’t going to fight Martinez in this lifetime, even though Martinez is smaller than a guy that Pacquiao recently beat Antonio Margarito. Since Pacquiao is ignoring Martinez, he needs to look elsewhere for fights and the super middleweight division might be a place to look. Lot of easy fighters at that weight without much in the way of skills.