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Soto Karass, Berto, Figueroa, Arakawa, Thurman, Chaves Post-Fight Quotes

Jesus Soto Karass: “My corner just told me to keep on working and I didn’t think at any moment about his shoulder. I’m dedicated 100 percent to boxing. I stopped clowning around. My corner told me to come out and start boxing, but I said, ‘no, I’m going to knock him down.'”

Andre Berto: “I think I tore it out of the socket early, maybe the fourth round. That’s why I kept using my left. I couldn’t really use it at all. At the end of the day I show that warrior spirit every time. I don’t care if I mess up my shoulder. I’m going to put it all on the line.”

Omar Figueroa: “It’s what I’ve looked forward to since the beginning. My respect to this guy. He can take a beating. We both took a beating. The only things that didn’t hold up were my hands.”

Nihito Arakawa: “The only thing I can say is Figueroa was very strong. I was thinking about all the people that supported me up to this point to get to this level and that’s what kept me going.”

Keith Thurman: “I came in this fight to have multiple game plans. I knew he would be my toughest opponent. I wanted to punch him, I wanted to box him and later on, I was able to hit him with that beautiful body shot. You save the tools that you want to use for the later rounds. I had a feeling he was going to die out.”

Diego Chaves: “He connected very well on my temple and I couldn’t recuperate. I don’t regret that the referee stopped the fight. I thought I was winning the fight when they stopped it. I hope I get a rematch and come back soon.”

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