This isn’t lost on Wilson.
“Even the guy we’re fighting (Eubank) didn’t want to fight him,” he laughed.
Quinlan, 27, has been boxing’s quiet achiever for some time now, even in Australia.
After a stop-start beginning to his career that saw him fight just three times in the first five years since joining the pay-for-punch ranks, Quinlan has finally settled down and is taking his boxing seriously.
Quinlan, the proud son of a Fijian mother and Aboriginal father, lost his only pro bout in 2014 when he faced off against then-undefeated Jake Carr for the Australian title. For the family-orientated Quinlan, temporarily splitting up with his wife and mother of his children in the lead-up to the bout had a negative impact on his mindset going in to the fight.
Since then Quinlan has gone 3-0, with all victories coming by the early route.
But it was the Geale victory that made people sit up and take notice. Not only did he get the Tasmanian out of there more quickly than either Cotto or Golovkin managed, he became the first man to score a KO over the former middleweight champion.
If everything goes to plan against Eubank, Team Quinlan want to see their guy sharing the square circle with Golovkin before the year is out.
“He is very different from any other boxer,” said Wilson of his nephew. “He will be ready for Triple G in fifteen fights. Renold would put his lights out, simple.”
Chris Eubank Jr vs Renold Quinlan is available Feb. 4 on ITVBOXOFFICE.CO.UK
The nine-fight card will also feature heavyweight contender David Price and undefeated super-bantamweight Kid Galahad.
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