Andy Lee vs Peter Quillin Weigh-In and Face Off "Kid Chocolate" failed to make the official 160 lbs limit, which means he can't win the title tonight ________________________________________________________________________________ WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee came in at a ready 159.6 lbs and challenger Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin came in at a slightly over weight 161.6 lbs, on his first attempt…
VIDEO: Peter Quillin Confident Ahead Of Andy Lee Fight
Peter Quillin Confident Ahead Of Andy Lee Fight
“Kid Chocolate” was in philosophical form today ahead of Saturday’s mega middleweight title showdown with Irish WBO champion Andy Lee
Saturday can’t come fast enough for many fight fans.
When unbeaten former champion Peter Quillin challenges WBO champion Andy Lee, the middleweight division and indeed the world will be looking on with anticipation, in a fight that could very well propel the winner into the fringes of the top ten pound for pound ranking stratosphere.
Although Peter is unbeaten in an impressive campaign to date, there is a school of thought that says he’s never been really pushed to the limit or hit clean on the chin by a world class puncher.
Lee will likely answer both questions.
Having won the WBO title only recently, the Irishman will certainly do all in his power to hang on to what once belonged to Quillin, before the American vacated his belt last year.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Andy Lee since winning the title, with not much time to sit back and take in the achievement. He spoke recently of how he took just a couple of weeks off during Christmas after becoming champion and then went straight back to work in the gym in January.
This should lead to a very well conditioned champion and no doubt challenger Quillin will come into the fight in top shape, like he always does. If the fight does go the full twelve rounds, expect some gruesome viewing with these two supreme athletes.
Both guys are also seasoned warriors at this point, full of respect for one another and both quietly confident.
These mutual nice feelings will go out the proverbial window on Saturday however, as both men can really fight when called upon to do so.
It’s a genuine 50/50, pick um fight. Here’s what Peter had to say today ahead of Saturday’s match up, which will be shown live on prime time network television on NBC Stateside and live on BoxNation in the UK and Ireland: