"He's a tough opponent and I did what I had to do tonight. I just didn't stay on the ropes. I have a couple bumps and bruises because he's a wild young fighter. My father told me to hit and not get hit and that's what we did.
"I felt sharper in the first fight. I felt a little dry and dead in this fight. I give myself a C, a C-minus. I could have been better. I got hit with some shots tonight that I shouldn't have gotten hit with. But that comes with the sport."
"He bit my fingers so my fingers were numb. After the 8th round my hand was numb and I really couldn't use my left hand."
"I'm not ducking or dodging any opponent. If the Manny Pacquiao fight presents itself let's make it happen. I don't know who I'll fight in May but I expect to fight. Manny needs to focus on the guy that's in front of him. Once he gets past that task we'll see what the future holds."
"I thought I won the fight but if the judges want to give the fight to a guy who runs that's their decision. I feel like I was the aggressor and I kept applying the pressure. He kept holding and pushing and the ref never did anything about it. Instead, the ref took a point away from me."
"Maybe he thinks I'm a dog, but I never bit him. He was rubbing my eyes with his glove. Maybe he had his glove in my mouth, but I don't think I bit him."
LEO SANTA CRUZ
"I trained really hard and I did what I had to do to give the fans a great fight. If I had to finish fast that's what I had to do. I just came to do my job. We train hard in the gym to make it easy in the ring.''
"I want Guillermo Rigondeaux. I'm not scared of him. I want my manager to make the fight so I can prove I'm the best."
"I got caught with a right. He just caught me. What can I say? There's nothing else."
"I'm No. 1 in the lightweight division. He was No. 1 and now it's me. I'm not surprised that I won, I'm just really happy. He was head-butting and holding the entire time. I won every round and I beat him with one hand (hurt his right). I told my team I wasn't going to slip and now I'm No. 1 in the division.''
"It was a good fight and Mickey Bey was a dignified opponent. He fought strong but I anticipated he would fight that way. I don't have much to say. A win is a win, what can I say. I thought the fight was close. I thought I won."