Date: October 20, 2012

WBO Middleweight Championship Title Bout

Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions

Supervisor: Rudy Paz

Referee: Eddie Claudio

Judges:  Julie Lederman (115-107), John Stewart (115-107), Don Trella (115-107)

Result: Quillin won by Unanimous decision. N’Dam N’Jikam down six times; twice in each rd 4, 6 & 12.

Undefeated Frenchman Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam has told WBN that contrary to reports – a deal has not been finalized to fight Peter Quillin on October 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

A former WBO interim-middleweight champion, N’Dam was given the full version of the belt earlier this week as former titleholder Dmitry Pirog was stripped of the chamionship. While N’Jikam is strongly linked to Quillin, a first defense in the United States is still only a possibility at this stage.

“I’m glad to announce that I have been designated as [the] WBO world champion, which I find fair and logical and I thank the WBO for taking that responsibility,” N’Dam told World Boxing News.

“Regarding my next first defense, my promoter Sebastien Acaries is negotiating with Golden Boy for me to fight against Peter Quillin and I hope that common ground will be found so that bout can be finallized.

“Whether it be him or another for me – it does not matter as I just want have my next opponent named. I plan to keep this title and fulfil my ambition to add the other four belts to it.”

The 28-year-old also hit back at some of the ongoing criticism for his recent inactivity, as his victory over Ukrainian Max Bursak in May was his first bout since April 2011.

“Contrary to what many may think, I never stopped training even if I have fought just once in fifteen months.

“I put together more than five hundred rounds of sparring with many champions like Khoren Gevor, Ajetovic Gear, Sebastien Demers, Komensky, Bilic and Airapetian, to name a few and even with a year out of the ring I still took full advantage of Bursak to dominate the fight.”

On a potential fight against Quillin, who is also, like N’Dam, undefeated in 27 contests, the WBO champion has no problem stepping into the ring with the 29 year-old on his home turf should the fight be concluded.

“My dream has always been to fight in the USA against real champions and even if Quillin is not Mayweather I think this fight interesting,” said N’Dam.

“I learned he was nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate,’ well I am ‘El Fenomeno’ and I love chocolate!

“People do seem to have put the cart before the horse on announcing the fight is done and I will begin to appreciate this fight when the contracts are signed.

“Not to say that they will be concluded as that day is not yet done, but If I come to the USA it will be to show my beautiful boxing to the American fans and I will hope to conquer their hearts.”

By: Phil D. Jay–56586



Brooklyn resident Peter Quillin will face WBO middleweight titleholder Cameroon-born Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, of France, as part of a Showtime-televised triple-header on Oct. 20 from The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.

Quillin, who turned 29 in June, is coming off a unanimous decision over former titleholder Ronald “Winky” Wright that improved his record to 27-0, with 20 knockouts. N’Jikam, who is also 29, is undefeated with a mark of 27-0 that includes 17 knockouts.

Quillin-N’Jikam is part of a show that is being billed “Brooklyn Pride” and will feature WBA welterweight belt-winner and Brooklyn native Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) making the first defense of his belt against Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) on the undercard of rematch between RING, WBA and WBC junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs) and four-division title-winner Erik Morales (52-8, 36 KOs).

A 10 a.m. Thursday press conference is scheduled for The Barclays Center to promote the event, and will be attended by the fighters as well as Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya and Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of sports and event programming.

“Peter Quillin, ‘Kid Chocolate,’ will be the first fight on the Brooklyn card, and he will be fighting for the WBO middleweight championship of the world. So now, it’s going to be a triple-header, world championship card,” said Schaefer.

“Obviously, you have Garcia against Morales for the WBC world title, and then you have Malignaggi and Cano for the WBA world title, and Kid Chocolate, Peter Quillin, fighting from his hometown for the championship of the world, so this is absolutely terrific.”

Formerly the WBO’s interim belt-holder, N’Jikam became the full title-holder after unbeaten Dmitry Pirog passed up a mandatory defense to take a more lucrative bout, and then, suffered a back injury that forced him to pull out of a scheduled fight with undefeated WBA title-holder Gennady Golovkin.

Golovkin will, instead, face once-beaten Polish southpaw Grzegorz Proksa on Saturday night.

Also on the Brooklyn card are middleweight contender Danny Jacobs (22-1, 19 KOs), of Brooklyn, Brooklyn-born ex-beltholder Luis Collazo (31-5, 16 KOs), of Queens, welterweight Dmitriy Salita (34-1-1, 18 KOs), of Brooklyn, Bronx-born Honduran junior middleweight Eddie Gomez (9-0, 6 KOs), and junior middleweight Boyd Melson (9-1, 4 KOs), of White Plains, N.Y.

Preliminary bouts will be aired at 7 p.m. (delayed on the West Coast) on Showtime Extreme, with Showtime Boxing’s regular broadcast beginning at 9 p.m.

Garcia, of Philadelphia, floored Morales in the 11th round of a unanimous decision that dethroned Morales as WBC belt-holder in March, and is coming off last month’s fourth-round knockout of Amir Khan.

An American who is of Puerto Rican decent, Garcia will be after his fourth straight triumph over a current or former world titleholder against Morales, following consecutive decisions over former belt-holders Nate Campbell and Kendall Holt in April and October of last year, respectively.

Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. ET., according to a press release from Golden Boy Promotions, for a card that will be the first boxing event to take place at the new, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue.

Tickets start at $50 and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available at, all Ticketmaster locations, or at 800-745-3000.

By: Lem Satterfield

It’s official. Talented middleweight Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (26-0, 17 KO) will place his undefeated record at stake against another unblemished boxer, Ukrainian Max “Tiger” Bursak (24-0-1, 10 KO), on May 4th. The two fighters will battle for the WBO’s interim-middleweight belt at the Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret. The fight was originally scheduled for April 20th in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. The team behind full champion Dmitry Pirog were against the scheduling of this fight, but the World Boxing Organization still sanctioned the contest.


By Kamel Messani

Date: May 5, 2012

Interim WBO Middleweight Championship Title Bout

Location: Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Result: N’Dam wins by unanimous decision

Referee: Samuel Viruet

Judges: Don Trella (118-110), Giustino Di Giovanni (118-110), Charles Chenouf (118-111)

Supervisor: Alberto Rodriguez


Promoter: AS Venture

An unfortunate left shoulder injury will postpone a possible April defense for WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs). He was going to face former WBA-interim champion Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (26-0, 17KOs) of France on April 6th. The fight has now been placed on hold until further notice.

“I want this fight because it’s going to be very interesting. Unfortunately, it will not be held on April 6th. Just two days ago, I slipped and fell on the street right and hurt my left shoulder. Everyone knows about the current elements in Gelendzhik – hurricane, ice. An evaluation showed that my recovery will take about four weeks. I can not even run. If N’jikam is willing to wait four weeks, then we can sit down at the negotiating table. I would love to fight him and neither of us has a loss. If they want this fight, we are ready to sit at the table and negotiate. I will gladly give this fight to the Russian audience. This will be an uncompromising battle between two undefeated fighters,” Pirog said.


By Ruslan Chikov