Jean-Marc Mormeck: “Two years ago I came to America to sign with Don King and I thank him for the opportunity. I always told Don King I could do it and I am now the unified cruiserweight champion. Months and months I have been working to accomplish this and I know I can improve further."
Wayne Braithwaite: “I give all credit to Jean-Marc Mormeck. I make no excuses, but it wasn’t my night tonight. I’ll be back and I plan to knock out every opponent I face.”
Luis Collazo: “I won early and the last couple of rounds I won big. I only had two weeks to prepare for him and I beat him [Rivera]. I was brawling with him in rounds seven and eight and then I wanted to display my stick and move boxing skills down the stretch. I worked the body, I boxed him, I showed it all."
Jose Rivera: “I’m still the champ. He ran for 12 rounds and got a split decision. I pushed the whole fight and was effectively aggressive. I’m not sure if I was rusty but I never got into my zone. I never had any respect for his power, I was much stronger. I was excited at the beginning but I never really heard the crowd once the fight started. I want him again.”
Roman Karmazin: “I’m ready for Kassim Ouma. I have waited a long time for this and now I’m ready to win a world title. I won the Russian title, the European title four times, and now I won an IBF junior middleweight elimination bout. Now I want a world title."
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