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PBC on CBS results: Photos and quotes from Figueroa-Burns, Kameda-McDonnell

Omar Figueroa, Ricky Burns, Jamie McDonnell, and Tomoki Kameda give their thoughts on today's PBC on CBS fights from Texas.

OMAR FIGUEROA

"Fighting a fight like that, it takes a lot to go even four rounds, much less 12. With a fighter like that, leaning on you and using his weight on you it's tough. I'm just glad I was in shape and didn't let my fans down.

"I'm a very offensive fighter, so the holding kind of slowed me down. I tried to do what I could and, thankfully, the judges saw that.

"My hands are a little sore, but I really did hold back on my punches, especially because he has one of those European guards where he holds his hands up high and his elbows are exposed. I had to be careful going to the body because that's how I hurt my hands most times, from hitting the elbows. I felt ridiculously strong at the new weight, but I didn't think my hands would hold up, so I was holding back and trying to win the fight on points and if I could hurt him I would try to stop him.

"He was punching me behind the head, so I felt like I had to do the same. If you want to play like that, I can play that game.

"At the end of the fight, he came with a good body shot that hurt me a bit. That's why I slowed down at the end. I have to give it to Ricky. He's a tough fighter.

"It's time to rest up. I've been training since the beginning of the year and I deserve a little rest."

RICKY BURNS

"We knew it was going to be a tough fight, but I didn't agree with the deductions for holding. I thought he was holding as much as me and that's why I had to tie him up.

"We moved up in weight for this one but still had some trouble making weight, but I didn't want to jeopardize my chance to fight in America.

"I think it was his size that gave me problems more than anything. I don't know what weight he was in that ring, but it was a lot bigger than me.

"The plan was to try to stick to boxing for the first half of the fight, but once the size really took over I had to stand and exchange more than I would have liked. I couldn't get him off of me. I've got no excuses, as I said the best man will win.

"I always leave everything in the ring and that's all I can do. I hope everyone who watched enjoyed the fight.

"We've enjoyed the experience of being in the U.S., obviously the decision didn't go our way which puts a damper on it, but overall everyone here in Texas has been great. I want to say a big thank you to everybody. I hope to back again."

JAMIE MCDONNELL

"I felt in control all the way through. It was a great performance. I know I should have just boxed but I wanted to fight.

"I didn't think I was going to get the decision being abroad, but it's more than spectacular to come out of here victorious. He's a great, undefeated champion.

"His speed surprised me on the knockdown. I knew he was going to be fast, but I didn't expect it like that. I didn't see the shot and next thing I knew I was on the floor.

"Hit and move, hit and move, that was the strategy. I remember being in there and thinking, ‘Man, this isn't easy.' I knew the crowd was going to go his way but it was a great experience.

"It's been a fantastic time being here in America. I'd like to see some familiar faces but it's a new experience. I was up against it but I knew I could pull it off. I knew deep inside that I could do it.

"I think I'm going to move up in weight. I want to catch the big fights before they're gone."

TOMOKI KAMEDA

"I think I won the fight. I did enough to win. He did a lot to win the last rounds, but I did more over the fight. I don't agree with the judges decision, but I respect it.

"I knew he would get up after the knockdown because he's a world champion. He's a great fighter and I take my hat off to him, but I won the fight.

"I want a rematch."