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22 JUNE 2018

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Las Vegas Post Fight Quotes: Mamadjonov,Santana

Santana hits the deck
Santana hits the deck

Las Vegas Post Fight Quotes: Mamadjonov,Santana,Amam,Bryan,Oliveira and Coyne



Baha Mamadjonov: “One week notice and I win by that kind of knockout. The first couple of rounds he (Angelo Santana) was difficult to figure out but once I did I just got more aggressive. The hard work paid off. I came to the United States to be a champion. I want to win a world title and this was the first step. I’m just starting. It’s going to be one belt at a time.


“Santana hits really hard and I respect him but I could see he was getting tired in the sixth round after I hit him with a body shot.”


Angelo Santana: “The referee stopped the fight. I tell you I was still in it. I landed two big left hands earlier in the round. We were in a good fight and it should have continued. Nothing against Baha, he’s a good fighter, but I want a rematch.


“The last knockdown came on a slip. I slipped after throwing a punch.”


Amir Imam: “I had to figure him (Jeremy Bryan) out in the first round. I doubled up my jab in the second round and hit him with the big right that starched him. Some would say I took too big of a bite but I was composed, relaxed and knew what I had to do.


“Line ‘em up and I’ll knock them down.”


Jeremy Bryan: “I don’t really feel like talking because I still feel a little woozy. I expected so much more. I trained so hard. This is very disappointing.


“I had a lot going on. This was my first big fight on TV since 2004. I had a good fan base that came in for the fight. I think I got a little over-anxious and it cost me but I am a warrior. I’ve come back before and I’ll come back again.


Marcus Oliveira: “Coyne came to fight but I figured him out in the sixth round when I realized I could stand right in front of him and only I could hurt him.


“I made sure to work up and down. When I went to the body, I noticed he would drop his right hand so I’d unload a left.


“I dropped him the first time with two right hands and a left hook. The same flurry ended the fight moments later on the other side of the ring.”


Ryan Coyne: “I could have finished but he (Marcus Oliveira) has a great left hook. I felt good until I got caught with that headbutt. I was hanging in there. It was a good fight. He is a helluva fighter.


“I thought it was nip and tuck. After I caught the headbutt, it was very difficult to move forward. It impacted my stamina and I couldn’t see. I still can’t see. But I give him all the credit. He’s a great fighter.


Marcus Willis: “I was fighting for Don King and I wanted to show him I have what it takes. I knew he (James de la Rosa) thought he was a bigger puncher, but I knew I was the better fighter.


“I don’t like to play for the crowd although I like it when they’re happy like this. I fight for god, my team and myself, and I’ve got a lot more to show everyone.”


James de la Rosa: “I felt good. I needed these rounds. I got a little careless in the seventh round and he (Marcus Willis) caught me with a good shot.


“I’m not a judge but I thought I did enough to win tonight. If I wasn’t coming forward, there would have been no fight. I’ll be back from this one for sure.”

Mamadjonov and King celebrate victory
Mamadjonov and King celebrate victory
Imam battles Bryan
Imam battles Bryan
Bryan on the deck
Bryan on the deck
Imam Is a winner
Imam Is a winner

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