Last night on a special edition of Showtime Championship Boxing, Chris Arreola rather predictably wiped out Seth Mitchell in one round, while Efrain Esquivias picked apart a washed-up Rafael Marquez in the co-feature. Both fights had plenty of action and produced notable results. Here are some post-fight quotes from the fighters:
"I want to thank myself for putting the work in. I worked my ass off in Phoenix preparing for this fight. I respect Seth for his power, but the big difference for me was in training camp."
"I have been my only downfall. I should only have one loss on my record. All my other losses are on me for not training properly. But I came here to win tonight. And it was easy work."
"I got caught. I am very disappointed. I was confident in my ability to win this fight. My heart just hurts right now. This was a big fight for both of us, a fight that I wanted. I didn't want to step back after beating Johnathon Banks."
"I am slow starter. He caught me early, but I finished strong and that's what matters."
"It means everything. He's one of my favorite fighters. When he beat Tim Austin I became a big fan of Rafael. Now, I am in the ring with him and it's a huge honor. I am still his biggest fan. He's a great champion."