Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will return in a 12-round middleweight bout against Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs), a completely ridiculous fight especially considering that it’s a headline fight on network television.
Quillin is biding time until a fight with Daniel Jacobs, and we’re left with an utter joke of a fight. Sorry, Zefara, this is less about you than who you’re facing. But let’s look at the facts – you’ve likely never heard of the guy before. His best wins of note include a grand total of five wins against fighters with winning records, including guys with ledgers that read 4-0, 8-0-2, 1-0, 5-2, and 34-10. That’s it, folks.
The co-feature showcases Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) against undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) on an Premier Boxing Champions on NBC Saturday, September 12 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut starting at 4 p.m. ET.
“I’m ready and excited to return to the ring on NBC on September 12,” said Quillin. “I’m already deep into training camp and preparing to be in the best shape of my career. I know my opponent is dangerous and he’s coming to make a name for himself. I’m at the top of my game and I plan to stay there.”
“I’m excited for this fight. This sport is all about fighting the best and giving the fans what they want to see,” said Zerafa. “This is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to coming over there and putting on a show.”
“It’s a blessing to be the junior middleweight world champion,” said Bundrage. “I want to thank my entire team for making this fight happen. I’m looking forward to my debut on PBC and successfully defending my second world title. Detroit is where the title is at, it’s not going anywhere. I will be ready to give my supporters all around the world a great performance, in victory.”
For Charlo this is a long-awaited title shot. He and his brother, Jermell, are both top prospects in the 154-pound division.
“This is my time, I’ve never been more ready for a fight,” said Charlo. “I’ve dreamed about a fight like this for a long time and it’s here in front of me. I will be spectacular and I will finish Cornelius Bundrage.”