Peter Quillin weary: J’Leon Love wants my name on his résumé

Peter Quillin is back in action on August 4 as the former world middleweight champion continues his fresh run at the higher 168 pound limit. 

Bidding to secure a world title shot and become a two-weight ruler, ‘Kid Chocolate’ is pitted against J’Leon Love on the Andre Berto v Devon Alexander undercard next month.

A Brooklyn-resident who has made the borough home for his whole career, Quillin returned to the ring last September when he defeated Dashon Johnson by unanimous decision.

The former middleweight champion made three title defenses after winning his title from Hassan N’Dam in Brooklyn and his only loss came at the hands of former champion Daniel Jacobs.

“I’m excited to be back at home in New York in front of my fans and people I love so dearly,” Quillin said.

“I’m coming back more polished, more seasoned and a man of God. I’ve definitely always been a guy who steps out and does what people think I can’t do.

“I know J’Leon is looking to make a splash. He needs a name on his resume. I have to do everything in my power to make sure that doesn’t happen.

“Either he’s going to have to learn a hard lesson or give me a hard lesson,” he added.

Both fighters are currently at a crossroads in their career where they cannot afford a loss, which could set them back another twelve months in their respective quest for a title shot.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.nycblive.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE. Group discounts are available by calling 516-231-4848.