William Penn grad Samuel Quinones Jr. loses title fight in Hanover
Despite leading on the scorecards through the first six rounds, William Penn grad Samuel Quinones Jr. pulled out of his title fight against Osenohan Vazquez on Saturday in Hanover due to heart problems, according to his trainer, Julio Alvarez.
Quinones and Alvarez made the decision in their corner between rounds six and seven. Quinones was having heart palpitations and they felt it was better for him to stop the fight, Alvarez said.
The judges had Quinones leading the fight at that point, Alvarez said, after Quinones broke Vazquez's nose early in the bout.
The expectation is that Quinones will be able to return to the ring after being cleared by a cardiologist.
Quinone's bout was the main event of the "Brawl at the Armory" at the Hanover National Guard Armory. In the days leading up to the match, Quinones called it the biggest fight of his career as the All-American title belt was on the line and the 25-year-old had family flying in from Puerto Rico, Florida and New York for the match.