Last night on the 200th edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a 10-round majority draw in the main event, with Cecil McCalla beating Oscar Godoy, Jerry Odom rallying to stop Vilier Quinonez, and Tony Luis "upsetting" Wanzell Ellison on the undercard.
"I feel bad. After the first couple of rounds I wasn't feeling myself. I would like to fight him again. I had to respond and find myself in the eighth round, but I made it through to the end."
"In the first rounds I was stressed because I wasn't at home. I relaxed in the fourth and fifth rounds and I was never hurt. I know experience was the difference down the stretch. I need to be more precise and accelerate what I was doing in the eighth. This is not my real weight and I am better than that."
STEVE FARHOOD, Showtime Sports
"We all felt a draw was reasonable. It was a tale of two fights and there was nothing in the first half of the fight that would suggest what we'd see in the second half of the fight. To Soro's credit, he hurt Douglas with one punch and to Douglas' credit he survived the two last rounds while being hurt. I'd like to see them do it again."
"I said I was going to come out and do whatever I had to do to win. I got cut and I kept fighting. Blood doesn't discourage me or make me back down; I just keep pushing no matter what. I could have stopped him a couple of times but I paced myself like a true champion. "
"He was tough and he took a lot of my shots. I dominated like I said, I had my way. I knew the right hands would come. I know I have things to work on, but I am ready to take over."
"I couldn't adjust to his jab and he beat me fair and square."
"I did what I had to do to win. The body shots were what worked - they slowed down his attack. I'm happy that I boxed him from the outside and fought him on the outside."
"I don't' know what the judges saw but it was a good learning experience. The world got to see it. I came up in weight and I feel I won the fight."