"I agreed to the test because I have nothing to hide. My conditioning coach that I deal with works with Olympic athletes and you can Google his name, Brad Bose. The supplement that I take are permitted for me to use...I think this guy is just looking for a backdoor to squeeze out of. Yeah, they got my blood and they took my piss, and as far as I know, I'm good....the fight is still on. If he want to get his check like I agreed to get my check, then he better step in there on June 2nd. I will be there and I will be pissed off if I worked for as long as I did for this camp to get ready for a sucka that I told myself I didn't want to fight in the first place. The only thing he has been doing is bringing more and more problems," stated undefeated middleweight contender Peter Quillin, who spoke about the decision that was made by USADA to forego drug testing in his upcoming clash with Winky Wright. Check it out!
PC: I read this morning on our message board that someone was questioning whether or not you failed a test and if the fight with Winky Wright is in jeopardy. What's going on my man?
PQ: What it is, this test was taken this past Thursday and if anybody is familiar with USADA, they give their golden stamp about how they deal with their test. This is my first test that I ever did besides going through the athletic commission and everything. They take 2 weeks to get the results in. this is something Winky Wright asked us to do 2 weeks away from the fight. The fight was 2 weeks out when they asked for the test, so they started to rush all of this stuff and that's something they don't do. I agreed to the test because I have nothing to hide. My conditioning coach that I deal with works with Olympic athletes and you can Google his name, Brad Bose. The supplement that I take are permitted for me to use, you understand what I'm saying? He has his PHD in Physiology, so the things that they are saying and all of this back and forth at first I thought was something Winky Wright was doing to get in my head. But now, it's bigger than that and I think he is worried about me, because what it is, I've been putting out pictures of me on the internet and how I look, but this is due to 11-12 weeks training camp preparing for Winky Wright like I was going May 5th because that's when the original date was. I been in hard training since then. They had to back off my training a bit so I wouldn't over-prepare. Over-prepared to me is being better prepared than not being prepared at all. I think this guy is just looking for a backdoor to squeeze out of. Yeah, they got my blood and they took my piss, and as far as I know, I'm good.
PC: So as far as you know, the fight is still on, because some are saying it's in jeopardy?
PQ: Yeah, the fight is still on. If he want to get his check like I agreed to get my check, then he better step in there on June 2nd. I will be there and I will be pissed off if I worked for as long as I did for this camp to get ready for a sucka that I told myself I didn't want to fight in the first place. The only thing he has been doing is bringing more and more problems. This dude asked for me to come to the ring first. I'm coming in as the challenger and he's coming in as the champ, and I agreed to that shit. If this drug shit was really something he wanted to do, why didn't he make this for the whole camp? He could have requested that the test he wanted to do go for the whole camp. He does it 2 weeks before the fight. What sense does that make? Dealing with Winky Wright, I've seen that the professionalism is not there. USADA has to deal with the unprofessionalism of Winky Wright because, yeah, they got my blood and they got his blood 2 weeks out from the fight, so you not going to get the results until after the fight. So they like, "Damn, you know what? We put our gold stamp on all the testing that we do. We never had to go through shit like this 2 weeks before fights." That's why my manager is like, "We will do whatever tests y'all want to do. What else do we need to do?" Last Wednesday, I was so pissed off because I had to get up at 6:30 in the morning to fill out a bunch of paperwork and then go to the gym and spar 10 rounds. I like to focus on boxing, man. I like to get up, get my mind together on what the day is going to be like. This has been a tough training camp and I haven't missed no days from all of the workouts that I do. I do 3-a-day workouts. I do boxing 6 days a week. I do conditioning 3 days a week; Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's. I used to do Salsa dancing on Saturday to work on my footwork. I do my own running without my conditioning coach. I take my dad or my brother and they go watch me do my miles on my own.
PC: So you're saying the process of everything and dealing with Winky Wright has been tough and everything should have been brought to the forefront long before now.
PQ: Yeah! It should have been requested before he requested that I come out first. Who is the challenger in this fight? Am I the challenger or is he the challenger? The only thing Winky Wright has is a name. That's the only thing he's got. He hasn't been relevant in boxing; the day of the fight will be 3 years. He hasn't won a fight in 5 years. He's 40 years old. I'm 28 years old. What enhancement drug do I need to beat a guy like that? So that doesn't make no sense. The writers that put this out are opinionated and they are mad that I didn't give my statement to them because I don't talk to certain writers because I don't choose to deal with negative energy. I'm not telling everybody and every writer to write good about me, but it's one thing for somebody to set you up and they get you to a place where you've never been and they start being negative and they question who you are. People should have questioned who I was when I was sleeping on my homeboy floor and I had nowhere to go when I was trying to make boxing the most important thing in my life.
PC: I appreciate the word and glad you hit me up about this because I literally just read about this. Give me and your fans some closing thoughts my man.
PQ: Just make sure you know this, Kid Chocolate has been a hard worker and fighter. My dad on the day of this fight came from Cuba 32 years ago; 32 years ago. Ain't no amount of money, ain't no enhancement drugs would be able to help me fight more than the opportunity that my dad came to this country for. None of that, you understand what I'm saying? So when they question things about me, they have to question my quest and where I've been at. I come from Grand Rapids, Michigan and I moved to New York on my own without family, without shit, and I moved to New York and I made something of myself. Then I moved to California to take on uncharted territory and I did that on my own. That was my own decision, but it was to keep making myself better. One thing Kid Chocolate will never do is to take enhancement drugs to make myself better or think it will make me better because that's not what got me to 26-0. So like I said, all of my tests are already in and if anybody wanna question anything, they calling the wrong people because my test is in and we already working hard. It's one thing to write opinion and not facts and I thank FightHype for letting me give my statement.
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