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ShoBox - Douglas vs Sherrington: Post-fight quotes and photos

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Antoine Douglas, Taras Shelestyuk, Keenan Smith, and Samuel Teah picked up wins last night on ShoBox: The New Generation.

Antoine Douglas

"They said this was my graduation day, time for a cap and gown, so this was definitely a big win. It was a great experience fighting on ShoBox and I appreciate everything they've done for me getting me ready to go to the next level. Now, it's time for me to take the next step.

"I expected to win, probably by knockout, but I didn't expect it to be this way. I expected Sherrington to be tougher, more prepared. I think my jab was the key. It set him up for all the big shots I landed with my right hand and left hook.

"I knew I'd be faster than him. I was very prepared. One good thing I'm happy about is how I kept my composure."

Gordon Hall, Executive Producer for ShoBox

"Antoine Douglas is the perfect example of what we do in the ShoBox series. We build fighters. We develop them from prospect to contenders. We've seen Antoine grow. He started as a promising prospect, and we matched him really tough and each and every time he stepped up to the task. Tonight, he graduated from ShoBox with a spectacular performance; there are no doubts he is now a contender."

Les Sherrington

"Antoine Douglas is very good and he will go on to really big things in this sport. I'm not making excuses, but I was freezing and could never really warm up. And then he caught me cold. I came here to reach a lifelong dream of mine but it was not meant to be. I got welcomed into the big leagues in a big hurry and in the worst way. All credit goes to Douglas for that."

Taras Shelestyuk

"This was a good fight for me. I'm so happy. I won my first pro title, went 10 rounds for the first time and won all the rounds."

"The guy was a super tough opponent. I thought I was going to knock him out in a few of the rounds but he took all my hard punches. He was a warrior and had a lot more experience than me."

Aslanbek Kozaev

"He's a good fighter and I gave my best, but having not fought for such a long time was a big factor."

Keenan Smith

"I'm not all that happy because I felt I could have finished him even though my left shoulder was hurting and I was not 100 percent. I also couldn't see much at all out of my eye after the cut.

"But tonight, it was like a welterweight fighting a junior welterweight. I weighed in at 141 and he was at 147. But going eight rounds for the first time was definitely a good thing. I just feel like I should have finished much stronger. The weather was not a problem."

Benjamin Whitaker

"The scoring was way off. It was a much closer fight than that. I don't understand how he could get warned the whole fight for holding, but never get a point taken away. The knockdown wasn't even a knockdown. It was more of a trip. The ref asked me if I could continue and I was like, ‘I wasn't even hurt, not even wobbled a little bit.' I would love to fight him again."

Samuel Teah

"I'm ecstatic and couldn't ask for anything better,'' he said. "This is definitely my biggest win and I definitely felt I won. I could have done more, but I did enough. This was a great win for my team. Working 10 hours a day paid off for me.

"This was my first time going eight rounds and I felt strong. To beat an unbeaten fighter was huge. The first six rounds I coasted. The last two rounds fatigue set in and I started to feel the weather, but I feel great now."

O'Shaquie Foster

"For some reason I just wasn't myself in there. I could have done so much more but I just didn't throw enough punches. It's time for me to regroup and get it together for the next time."

Steve Farhood, Showtime Sports

"We got what Antoine Douglas needed: The type of utterly dominant performance that makes you want to see him against the best middleweights. Tonight was Antoine's graduation from ShoBox. Now he'll move up to bigger and better things."

"[Taras] Shelestyuk looked like the most mature fighter on the card. He has a wonderful amateur pedigree, he was an Olympic Bronze Medalist. He fought a fighter that made him fight and throw a lot of punches -- he averaged 85 punches a round. He dominated the fight from the first round on and he looked like the world-class fighter that he was developed to be."

"Keenan Smith overcame a very bad cut to win this fight. He scored a knockdown that was unexpected late in the fight. I thought that it was a very close fight, but Smith did enough in the early rounds to win. He's definitely a prospect that will get better."