Quillin & Witherspoon Both Win In Impressive Fashion

quillin3246463.jpgBy Robert Cavender: Undefeated middleweight prospect Peter Quillin (18-0, 14 KOs) won a lopsided 10-round unanimous decision over three-time middleweight championship challenger Antwun Echols (31-8-4, 27 KOs) at the Hammerstein Ballrom, in New York City, New York, on Wednesday night. The final judges’ scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 98-91, all for Quillin. In an earlier bout, undefeated heavyweight prospect Chazz Witherspoon (23-0, 15 KOs), the 2nd cousin of former heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon, defeated journeyman fighter Domonic Jenkins (13-8-1, 6 KOs) by a 10-round unanimous decision.

Quillin, 24, used his superior power and size to dominate the smaller, less skilled Echols in the process of pounding out a 10-round decision. In fact, Quillin dominated Echols with ease, making him seem like a much smaller and weaker puncher in the process. It was unusual seeing Echols in with a fighter with more power than him, and the effect it had on him was to pretty much shut down his offense for most of the bout. Indeed, only in rare situations did Echols reveal his power and by even then it was late in the fight when he was well behind in the scoring.

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Quillin vs. Brown

Undefeated middleweight prospect Peter Quillin (16-0, 13 KOs will be fighting tomorrow night against Thomas Brown (11-3-1, 7 KOs) on the undercard of Wladimir Klitschko vs. Sultan Ibragimov at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Quillin, 24, will be taking a second seat to middleweight challenger John Duddy, who will also be fighting on the card against what will likely be an overmatched Walid Smichet. Also making their appearance will be other middleweight prospect, Joe Green, who together with Quillin make up arguably the best middleweight pair in America.

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