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Undercard Post Fight Quotes From New York

Undercard Post Fight Quotes From New York






Ismael Villareal wins his professional debut.


Quote: "It totally felt different than the amateurs. There were so many more people looking at me. I was trying to look good, i was focused on the knockout because it was my very first professional fight. I learned I have to work harder and be careful not to get hit."


Unanimous decision, scores 40-36 X 2 and 40 - 35.




Enriko Gogkhia quote: "It was a good fight, good opponent with a good record. it was harder because the opponent was ready and he also wanted to win. I was just getting started by the last round. Still, a victory is a victory."


Gogokhia by unanimous decision over Abreu, 60 - 53 and 59 - 54 X 2.




LeShawn Rodriguez quote: "It feels good always to win, but to win by knockout is better, sensational, spectacular. I felt at home. A lot of people came out to see me. This is the first time I’ve fought in New York since I turned pro."


Note: Rodriguez won the NY State Golden Gloves in the Theater.


Rodriguez wins by knockout at 1:48 of the third round.




Frank Galarza quotes: "I feel good after a 14 month layoff, shaking off some ring rust. I’m so grateful for Main Events to put me on their card."


"Hopefully I’ll be back in the Garden soon. It felt great, it was where I belong. It felt right. Not many places you can call home, but this is one for me."


I’m grateful for my supporters, for people who waited it out for me. As a Brooklyn native, a person from New York who’s been around, they support me and that’s the best thing."



Bakhram Murtazaliev quotes: "The fight went as it went. I didn’t think my opponent would be in the ring that long. He has a big heart. All respect to him."


Asked about fighting in Madison Square Garden: "It looked like what I dreamed all my life."


"I’m not that famous a boxer, but I want to say thank you to all my fans. i promise more exciting fights in the future."


Result: Murtazaliev wins by TKO, 1:31 of Round 5.



Meiirim Nursultanov quotes: "I prepared to fight more rounds. I think I showed a very professional fight. Many people thanked me, I win more fans every fight."


"I’m looking forward to having more success. i want to be a unified world champion someday."


"I sparred with (Sergey) Kovalev, we helped each other. Tonight’s fight was so far because of this very good experience. Thank you to Sergey."


Result: TKO win, 1:54 of Round 2

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