About This Project
Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin has taken a circuitous route to stardom, from running the mean streets of Grand Rapids (MI), to living on the floor of his friend’s apartment in New York City for survival, culminating as a member of an elite club as world champion.
The son of a Cuban father and African-American mother, Peter is a fan-friendly fighter who tosses small chocolates into the crowd after his fights, and uses social networking to his advantage as much as any professional boxer today.
Quillin got his nickname, “Kid Chocolate,” from somebody who told Peter he looked like the original “Kid Chocolate,” Eligio Sardinias-Montalbo, a Cuban fighter inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Even though he’s an undefeated world champion, Quillin believes his incredible journey is only the beginning of his compelling life story. “I’m working even harder now to get to the next level – superstar,” he offered. “The world title belt has put a big, red X on my back, but I believe the only person who can defeat me is me. There’s more I’m working on to accomplish what I want. I love to challenge myself. I look in the mirror and honestly believe nobody can beat me.
I still have a lot to improve, though, and I’ve gotten this far fighting through a lot of BS. I take what I do very seriously and anybody can see just that by watching what I put myself through at the gym.
“You never know what’s going to happen in life, so I’m cherishing these moments. After I won the world title, it did take a little while for it to really sink in. More eyes are on me in boxing and I know my name will go down in boxing history as a world champion. There are special privileges as world champion and more people do recognize me now, but I’m still a very hungry fighter because there are a lot of guys trying to take my belt.”