Bermane Stiverne: (Who burst into tears in his corner immediately after the fight) “It’s been a bad year for me and the emotion came out. I lost two cousins this year and we had the earthquake in Haiti. My win tonight means a lot. I have never won a championship belt before, amateur or professional, and now I have three. I had a new training regimen for this fight. I trained in Las Vegas with my strength and conditioning coach Dwight Yarde. I’ve never worked that hard or felt this good. I owe a big thanks to Hasim Rahman who came in and sparred with me for over three weeks just to help me. And thanks to Don King and my team. This is great.
Kendall Holt: “My purpose was to get back into everybody’s mind in the boxing world and let them know I stumbled but I’m back. If Roy Jones Jr. is Captain Hook, I’m his first lieutenant. I completed the first step of coming back into the world championship picture. I’m taking no time off from the gym. I’ll be back in working on Monday because there are still things I’m working on that I want to correct and show the world when I go longer than one round.”