Quincy Miner has issued a short statement about his abrupt departure from Saturday night’s boxing show at Robert’s Off Ten. The unannounced abandonment left opponent Rocky Graziano Jr without an opponent and left promoter Tony Grygelko of Seconds Out Promotions in the lurch.
Miner’s statement, alternately belligerent and contrite, is below.
“Ain’t no way in hell that I can fight for a few dollars – which was because my corner man was going to take over half my purse. But I will admit I should not have walked away from that fight like a did. It caused a few problems and I have to take it as a learning experience. Tony Grygelko, the promoter, had no idea I was going to walk away from the fight. My corner’s actions that made me mad had absolutely nothing to do with Tony. I will fight for him again, if Tony would be willing to accept my apology. And, I would definitely like to give Rocky Gruciano Jr. a real good boxing lesson, because I did not leave because of Rocky either. It was all a personal issue between me and my corner.”