"Miguel Cotto is a great champion. He's a great fighter and it was an honor to be in the same ring as him. It's even more of an honor to be the man to beat him. To have my hand raised against a kingpin like Miguel Cotto is a dream come true."
"Those shots that Cotto hit me with were strong and I knew he'd be strong, but it reconfirmed that take those shots. It was definitely the hardest fight of my career and when you fight someone as big as Miguel Cotto, it motivated me."
"Give me Canelo - it's time to unify this division. There are a lot of good fighters out there and I want to be the best."
"I'm satisfied with the job I did tonight. I'll go back to Puerto Rico and think. He came at me with both hands and it was a great fight. He fought until the end. I'm really thankful for all of my fans who were here to support me tonight. There's nothing like fighting at Madison Square Garden."
"It was easier than I thought. I thought it would be a little more difficult. I was connecting so easily. This is a very exciting moment for me. I've been waiting for this my whole life."
"I felt pretty good today. I wanted to take my time. I heard a few boos, but I hope the crowd appreciates it. I'm satisfied. I let my hands go. I'm just glad that I got five rounds to get the rust out. I'm back as a contender. We don't want to jump the gun, but I think I'm back."