‘Kid Chocolate’ loves being a middleweight

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin will make the first defense of his middleweight title Saturday when he squares off with Fernando Guerrero on the undercard of the Zab Judah-Danny Garcia junior welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (on Showtime).

One might say Quillin is in love with his 160-pound division, which has always been one of the premier weight classes in boxing.

“I’m just very blessed to be part of a division that is always an attractive weight class,” said Quillin, of Grand Rapids, Mich. “The middleweights, you’ve got the speed and then you have the power. It’s like 50/50

“It’s an action-packed weight class. I just want to make sure that when I go out there, I’m adding my own part of history to that.”

Quillin, 29, is 28-0 with 20 knockouts. Guerrero is 25-1 with 19 knockouts.

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