The fight was a back and forth brawl that saw both men land power punches throughout the fight. Petrov’s right hand was pinpoint all fight, and his accuracy had Quintero’s left eye swelling from the second round. As Petrov’s punches began to take more effect, Quintero’s eye started swelling more rapidly and the fight was called off after round 6.
With the win, Petrov (37-4-2, 18 KO’s) of Madrid, Spain is now set up to face any of the champions in the lightweight division.
“I knew coming into the fight it was going to be a tough one,” said Petrov.
“I knew the rounds were close, but I thought I was winning. I was landing the harder and more accurate punches.”
“When we saw that his eye was closing, my corner was telling me to throw more right hands. I now just want to fight any of the champions. I know I can beat them, and I want to become world champion.”
“Petr once again showed that he is one of the top lightweights in the world. His next bout should be for one of the world titles. We are already working on trying to secure that opportunity,” said Banner Promotions President, Arthur Pelullo.