Paul Williams outpointed Nobuhiro Ishida last night in Corpus Christi. (Photo by Esther Lin/Showtime)
"It feels real good. Ishida is a tough fighter but we put in good work and we're going to make it back to the top of the game."
"I feel like I won the fight. I knocked him down a few times and was the aggressor throughout. I wanted to put him away but sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't.
"I wanted to stay busy and be aggressive. I did that. He was a busy fighter, and that's what the crowd here in Corpus Christi responded to. The difference is I was landing the power shots, and that's what the judges responded to."
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"I'm disappointed. This was one of the best fights of my career but this is not the first time it's happened to me. He won the first but after that I dominated. I won the fight no question."
"How this fight could be scored 116-110 on a judge's scorecard is beyond comprehension. It's one of the most egregious decisions I've ever seen."
"I wasn't hurt so much but it was a nice clean right hand and the way he came at me, I could see every punch coming. I was blocking and blocking and waiting for my punch. Once I swung out of the ropes I knew it was my time to work.
"I'm a commodity, a big Mexican commodity. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to become the first Mexican heavyweight world champion."
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"We knew Releford was a tough, durable fighter when he took Arreola the 8-round distance while Chris was in great shape.
"I put my punches together a few times and there were a couple of times where I could have put on more pressure like my corner wanted me to.
"We'll be right back at the gym on Monday. We love to work and we're looking to stay busy."
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