Barclays Center featured fights Saturday night, and Sunday morning, too.
At 12:40 AM, I jetted, left the building, as the second to last bout of a card that started at 5 PM the day before was in round three.
Great bang for the buck, a paying customer got!
I did stay to hear what Shawn Porter said after beating Philly fighter Danny Garcia, Garcia said after losing a UD12 to the Ohioan Porter, and what Texan Spence said about fighting the winner of Porter-Garcia.
“I tell people all the time I don’t make predictions. I made a prediction and a hard one to live up to. I said I wasn’t leaving New York without this belt and I’m not leaving New York without this belt.
“I knew he was going to be accurate. The game plan for me was to be accurate from the outside and show we could beat him without roughing him up on the ropes.
“This title means a lot to me. It meant a lot to boxing and I wanted to be a part of that.
“He tried to outhustle me, mostly at the end of the rounds. He did a tremendous job.
“There was some things missing tonight and those aren’t going to be there in the next one.
“It wasn’t’ necessarily about making it wild. My dad wanted me to stay consistent with the body work and stay consistent with the pressure.”
“I thought I did enough to win. It was close fight. The judges didn’t give it to me.
“I busted my head on the inside, plus a couple headbutts on my nose. It is what it is this is boxing. .
“He was throwing a lot. I had my defense tight so it wasn’t effective. I thought I landed the clearer shots. I thought I won this fight.
“I have to sit back, relax and see what’s next for me.”
“The same way that you called Danny out, I’m going to call you out.
“ I think I’m the best welterweight in the division. I’m the truth and I guarantee you I come home as unified champion. I definitely want that fight against Porter.”
“It was a good fight. Shawn looked like himself. I didn't see anything different in his style so we should combine to make an incredible fight.
“I'm ready for whoever next. Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter or Keith Thurman. I want any and all of them.”