- By Miguel Maravilla
Cuellar Mares Post Fight
WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO's) of Argentina and former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO's) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Gudalajara, Jalisco, Mexico met with the media Saturday night following their fight at the Galen Center as they spoke at the post fight press conference.
Mares and Robert Garcia
"I felt great. I had a game plan, that was to box. I did it perfectly, Robert told me he is going to taunt you and tell you to fight and he did,"
"I am not going to lie, I never felt his power I felt his pressure but never his power."
"It was tough sometimes I try to please the fans. A lot of people doubted me that I was going to get knocked out but I proved everyone wrong,"
"I felt I had the fight won. Without a doubt I felt I had the fight in the bag and when I knocked him down, I assured my self,"
"The plan was to box him and don't make it to a brawl. That was the plan,"
"It was a big surprise when they announced a split decision. I don't know what the judge was watching that had it for Cuellar,"
"With Robert I think I can beat Leo. I want the winner of Frampton and Leo,"
"My job was to prepare Abner against a strong lefty," Robert Garcia said. "We worked together for a year and we showed how it payed off.
"I want to credit Jesus Cuellar he can be champion once again. He has a one of the great trainers in the sport. He is one of the best trainers because now I am the best," Robert Garcia said.
Jesus Cuellar and Freddie Roach
"This is boxing. You win and lose. I gave it my best,"
"I congratulate Mares and his team. We fought a great fight. I deserve a rematch,"
"We will keep going forward from here I will be back and become world champion once again,"
"He struggled to make weight and the layoffs didn't help. We had a good camp but I didn't deliver a full styled fight," Freddie Roach said. "He boxed very well we though he would try to bang with us. He gave us trouble with his movement,"
Also in attendance at the post fight press conference was IBF super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KO’s) of Houston as he scored a spectacular fifth round knockout over Philadelphia’s Julian “J- Rock” Williams (22-1-1, 14 KO’s) as Charlo talked about his win on the co-feature bout.
"He kept me on my A game. He talked to talked but you never know if he can walk to walk,"
"I am not going to fight my brother I will never bother to fight my brother,"
"I am out here ot fight the best in the world. I don't dodge whoever they want to put in with me,"
"I do have my eyes in the 160 pound division,"
Andrade and his team began to stir things up but that was put out quick.
Julian Williams also spoke.
"I was extremely focused. I really have no excuses. He caught me with a shot I have to live with it,"
"I want to comeback as soon as possible. I believe I will be world champion but just not tonight. He fought a good fight,"
"I saw Julian was sharp he was doing what he had to do but he got caught," Julian Williams trainer Stephen Edwards said. "I give Jermall props he can fight,"
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