Premier Boxing Champions Series (PBC) fighters Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin added red carpet excitement to last night's New York City red carpet premiere of boxing movie Southpaw. The fighters walked the red carpet alongside the movie's stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and 50 Cent before attending the screening.
Jacobs and Quillin posed for photos with actor Mack Wilds, "Orange is the New Black" star Selenis Leyva and fellow boxing champion Victor Ortiz, who appears in the movie. The fighters, who both call Brooklyn home, also had a chance to catch up with boxing aficionado and Brooklyn-native, actress Rosie Perez.
Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) will put his middleweight world title on the line August 1 when he takes on Sergio Mora live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the second installment of PBC on ESPN.
"I had such an amazing time at the Southpaw premiere" said Jacobs "I'm so happy I was able to take my son Nate with me to walk the red carpet, have our picture taken and enjoy a great movie about boxing."
Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will get back in the ring September 6 as part of PBC on CBS.
"From a fighter's perspective, I thought the movie was really well done," said Quillin "The story made me reflect on my own boxing career, securing my financial future. It also reminded me of the importance and value of true love and having the right people around you."