Peter ‘Kid Chocolate” Quillin wins WBO middleweight title

Alex Trautwig

It took 12 breathtaking rounds to decide the WBO middleweight title fight between champion Hassan N'Dam and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin.

It took 12 breathtaking rounds to decide the WBO middleweight title fight between champion Hassan N'Dam and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin. Reminiscent of the Apollo Creed-Rocky Balboa wars, Quillen threw everything but the kitchen sink at N'Dam, but nothing short of a sledgehammer was going to stop the champion from coming forward full throttle.

The difference was Quillin‘s patriot missile of a left hook, responsible for the six knockdowns that crowned a new champion on the night boxing returned to Brooklyn. All three judges scored the fight 115-107, seven rounds to five, in favor of the challenger, who took control of the bout in the fourth round with his first two knockdowns. According to Compubox, Quillin landed 25of 42 power shots in Round 4. For the fight, N'Dam had the edge in total punches (451-402), punches landed (147-135) and power punches (279-230). But it was the advantage Quillin enjoyed in power shots landed (102-97) and the six total knockdowns that made the difference.

SBNation New York also scored the contest 115-107. Despite the score, N'Dam competed like a champion and one could have made the case he made enough of a rally to eke out a draw. But once Quillin scored his final two knockdowns in the 12th, it left no doubt who was walking out of the Barclays Center with the title belt.

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