"I knew I was fighting an uphill battle and that I was definitely behind on the scorecards, but I always felt I was in the fight. This is how we do it. This is why we do boxing. I seized the moment and got the job done. When my back was up against the wall, I came back stronger.
"Bey was a strong-armed guy who was difficult to get inside against. But I knew I'd hurt him early with a body shot because he let out a moan. I wanted him to get a little confidence as the fight went on so he would stand more. I think he wanted to try and discourage me at times but it didn't work. When I connected in the 10th, I saw his eyes roll back. The beauty of boxing is possessing knockout power in both hands.''
on Floyd Mayweather congratulating him in the ring: "That meant a hell of a lot to me. It says a lot about Floyd."
"I don't want to take any credit away from Molina but I felt I was fighting two or three people in there. The ref was warning me for one thing or another the whole fight. He nit-picked me for everything, pretty much took 80 percent of my arsenal away. It became a distraction, and then it took me out of my game plan. He definitely affected my performance.''
"This is a major disappointment. I felt I did what I had to do. I knew I was way ahead on points. I wasn't trying to finish him in the last round, I was just fighting my fight. I landed a lot of hard shots, too. We'll have to see where we go from here.''
Steve Farhood, Showtime Sports
"This was certainly one of the most dramatic ends to a ShoBox fight in the history of the series. How many fighters can say that they have come back from a big points deficit to win by knockout even once in their career? Molina has now done it four times.
"I was virtually convinced that Bey was on his way to a stoppage win when he hurt Molina to the body in the 10th. So what happens? Molina comes back to win. That's why we love boxing and why we love punchers.''
"Conditioning-wise, I felt great. I knew I had to fight smart. I wanted to fight more, but it takes two to tango."
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