"Honestly, a young guy like me, they just threw me a lot of cash at a young age. It was hard to adjust to the fame, to the lights. After my last fight I said I wasn't putting my all into it.
"It's definitely all up to me. After that bell, no one can help me. I'm still AB, but this next half of my career I'm going to be about boxing and about business. Nothing has changed. I'm comfortable at whatever weight my opponent is comfortable at. But I'm getting wiser, I'm getting older."
VLAD HRUNOV, Allakhverdiev's promoter
"No question Broner won the fight. He is the real thing and tonight he showed it."
"I won the fight. It was a very tight fight and very hard fight, but I definitely won the fight. I was very calm when they were reading the scores because I knew I won. I'm very happy. We did a great job and started strong, but Edner had his moments. With my team, we used our intelligence to get the victory. I was able to change my style, switch to southpaw and Cherry couldn't handle the left hand."
"I just left it in the judges' hands. If I knocked him out it wouldn't be up to the judges. It's them. That's the judges. That's what happens when you leave it to the judges. I'm not taking anything away from him. It was a good fight."
ROBERT EASTER JR
"You prepare for the worst in the gym, with these kinds of fights you never know. With a performance like this, you know you're onto the next level. I showed that tonight."
"I knew he was good. I respected what his experience and what he was putting down. I showed my skill and went the distance with a veteran that had never been down. It's a blessing to showcase my talent on a world stage. I've worked hard to get here and good things come to those who wait."