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Inspiration From Peter Quillin

Earlier this year, Peter Quillin became the WBO middleweight champion of the world. At 28-0 with 20 victories by knockout, he is one of the best middleweight boxers in the world today.

Yet despite his obvious success, Peter Quillin’s rise to the top has been everything but easy. Peter wasn’t a child who was groomed to become an athlete. He came up the hard way. He is a true testament to hard work and overcoming a deck of cards that were clearly stacked against him.

The inspiring video below tells the story of Peter Quillin’s rough upbringing and his subsequent rise to success. It is well worth a look whether you are a fan of the sweet science or not.

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. – Seneca

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  1. Matt H. December 17th, 2012 8:32 am

    That was awesome. A story told really well. Among other things, it’s impressive how humble he remains, surely due to his difficult past.

  2. Eric December 17th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Has there ever been a fighter who became a world champion who didn’t have a somewhat difficult upbringing? Sure, there have been some fighters like an Ali who grew up in relative comfort but for the most part most great fighters had to fight tooth and nail to become world champions and overcome huge obstacles. Look at Jack Dempsey or Roberto Duran? Very few fighters could have matched those two when it came to a life of hard knocks. Dempsey fought many of his early bouts half starved.

  3. Faust December 18th, 2012 6:34 am

    That is EXACTLY what I love about boxing.
    Isn’t it the most beautiful allegory of life itself.
    I’m stunned everytime I see a victorious fighter crying.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ricky December 29th, 2012 2:41 pm

    Ross thanks for sharing absolutely loved it.Life is a lottery though no matter how bad things get or are the key is to keep fighting and never give in life like this video shows.Reminds me of quote I read a while back as well “no matter how dark the path may seem keep moving forward for there is always light at the end of the tunnel”

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