Peter Quillin will defend his WBO middleweight title against Gabriel Rosado
Last Updated: October 3, 2013 1:50pm
Kid Chocolate: Rosado will provide a stern test
Peter Quillin will defend his WBO middleweight title against Gabriel Rosado in Atlantic City on October 26.
The fight, which provides chief support as Bernard Hopkins returns to the ring against Karo Murat, sees the unbeaten 'Kid Chocolate' make his second defence of the belt.
The heavy-handed 30-year-old faces a difficult night against Rosado, who has been in with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin and who appeared unfortunate not to get a points win over J'Leon Love last time.
"Rosado is a quality challenger who always comes to fight, and because of our competitive styles, the fans are going to get a great show on October 26," he said.
While it will be only nine months since Golovkin forced a stoppage over Rosado the Philadelphian is delighted to remain in the mix.
"I've never lost in New Jersey and I don't plan on starting now," he said. "I've chased a world title for a long time and I respect Quillin for giving me this new opportunity, but I'm going to have to take that belt and bring it back home to Philly."
On the same show rampant heavyweight Deontay Wilder will bid to take his unbeaten record to 30 when he takes on journeyman Nicolia Firtha.