“I’m very happy. We worked hard, we knew it would work out. He hit me but I worked at my own pace and I made the adjustments.
“I was more confident and I smiled for my fans – the people really motivated me. I really appreciate all the fans.
“I did my job in the beginning - I hit him hard in the first round. I knew it was only a matter of time.
“It’s not my job to judge the ref. I believe people really enjoyed this fight.
“He’s a great puncher, but I feel like the fight was even.
“I think the ref was looking for an opportunity to stop the fight. He hit me hard but I was OK. The ref asked me and I said I was fine.
“It is what it is. You take the opportunity. I wanted to go the distance, I wanted to continue.