Got this from another site. Removed the identifying aspects that would show here it came from, to not give them any pub. This is incredible. I admittedly didn't see the fight, but I have yet to find one person online are in articles that think this was anything more than a gift win for Casamayor and not only was Santa Cruz robbed, but that Casa shouldn't have even gotten more than maybe two rounds. And he's saying he won six of the last seven???
And smh at him dismissing a rematch as "not the biggest fight". You got your ass handed to you and suddenly you think everyone wants to fight your dumb ass?
Can you give us some thoughts on your performance?
"I thought it was a mediocre performance for a fighter with my kind of ability. I had a thirteen month layoff, and I thought I got it going a little more in the sixth round. I had a year off before I fought with Kid Diamond and I didn't fight the way I wanted to, but I was in there with a good tough kid and now I'm looking forward to a big fight."
Do you think you won the fight?
Joel Casamayor: "Of course I think I won the fight. I think I won six of the last seven rounds. I think I had the flash knockdown in the first round which was a joke because I didn't get hit clean. I think I deserved to keep my title."
After a performance like that do you think the guys you've been calling out are going to be inclined to fight you?
JC: "You got to remember I had a thirteen month layoff. Maybe those guys look at me like I'm vulnerable right now. If that's the case come after me. I'm still waiting here to fight the best."
You've made it clear that you feel you were the victim of bad decisions in each of your previous losses. Does this decision, which HBO had you losing clearly, make up for any of those previous losses?
JC: "First of all, HBO hasn't had me winning in any fight that they've had me on. People have their own opinion. People could think I lost the fight that's their opinion. I think I won it. It was a close, tough fight but we're going to move forward and go back to the drawing board."
Will you give Armando Santa Cruz a rematch?
JC: "That's up to my promoter. I don't have a problem with it, but it's not the biggest fight out there. But if they're going to pay for it, I'll fight him again."
So you're hoping people who thought you looked vulnerable will want to fight you now, correct?
JC: "Yeah. I have to look at it that way. It was a tough fight, a lot of people thought it could have gone either way. I have to give Santa Cruz a lot of credit, he came to fight and fought to win. I feel I moved well, I was in great shape and I had him backing up the last few rounds."
You did quite a bit of backing up yourself, why didn't you look to sit there and trade with him more?
JC: "The game plan my trainer Joe Goossen gave me was to keep boxing and to stay on my toes, so that's what I did."
Do you regret any of your previous smack talking on (boxing site name removed) knowing you were going into this fight following a year layoff?
JC: "No way. I' m the type of fighter who steps up to my opponents level. Santa Cruz gave me a better effort than I thought he was capable of. And to be honest with you I think Santa Cruz would beat David Diaz and a lot of other guys. He's a tall lanky guy with a lot of range. I've bounced back before and I will do it again. I'm going to get right back into the gym and get ready for my next fight."
Is there anything you'd like to say in closing?
JC: "I want to salute all of my fans for tuning in and I'm looking to fight the best and I will be back in the ring soon."